Pin-ups, commissions and fan art.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in illustration

I’ve been drawing other people’s characters a fair bit recently so I thought I’d collect them all here. First up a recent commission where I was asked to draw “anything Batman but not Batman.” This is what I came up with: A black and white version of the inked artwork I sent to the commissioner […]

Sketch-O-Matic!

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 in illustration, news

Tomorrow I will be the final artist providing instant portraits inside the Cornerhouse’s Sketch-O-Matic booth! I will be drawing anyone and everyone between 8pm and 10pm for as little as £1! A mammoth 2 hours inside a wooden box! So if you are visiting the Cornerhouse to see a film, the David Shrigley exhibition or […]

Herman Blume

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 in illustration

I was commissioned recently by Alex Frazer to illustrate this scene from the Wes Anderson film ‘Rushmore’ for the birthday of his Bill Murray obsessed girlfriend Caroline Dowsett. Both Alex and Caroline are illustrators in Manchester too. I love drawing Bill Murray’s face, it’s tricky, but a lot of fun.

Jack White for MOJO

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 in commercial work, illustration

This month’s MOJO magazine (the May 2012 issue with Steve Marriott on the cover) is out today and contains a full page illustration of mine of Jack White to accompany the featured review of ‘Blunderbuss’. I was chuffed to see it used on the Contents page too. Big thanks to Jamie McKelvie for passing my […]

HotchPotch

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 in comics, illustration, news

This Sunday I will be holding a short talk and Q&A about my comic and illustration work at an event called HotchPotch in Manchester. I will have a small exhibition of work on the walls and I’ll be selling comics during the rest of the event too. HotchPotch is held at The Thirsty Scholar & […]

Shorties!

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in comics, commercial work, illustration

On Sunday, Jonathan Cape released ‘Shorties!’ their free eBook of the best of the Graphic Short Story Prize, an annual contest in which the winning entry is published in The Observer and the creator receives £1000. The collection contains the winning entries from the first 5 years of the prize and a selection of other […]

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (with Deadline Beard)

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 in illustration
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (with Deadline Beard)

Now that the self portrait exhibition at Orbital Comics in London (which I wrote about here) has finished I thought I’d show you what I sent along for it. Sadly I didn’t get to visit the exhibition but Sarah McIntyre has a fair few photos from the launch event and here’s a photo taken by […]

Spider-Man Redesign

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 in comics, illustration
Spider-Man Redesign

Project: Rooftop is a blog which focuses on comic book costumes and fashion and runs regular redesign contests. Back in 2008 I entered the Vampirella ReVamp contest because, as you may know, I’m quite fond of vampires. I put a lot of time into it and was glad to see my entry was chosen as […]

London Exhibitionist

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 in comics, illustration, news

The above is a detail of a something I drew up for this: I think the poster is pretty self explanatory but you can click the image to have a nosey around Orbital’s website or say “I’ll be there” on the Facebook event page. I’m really hoping to make it down at some point during […]

New Year, Old News

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 in comics, illustration, news

I’ve been meaning to blog here about quite a few thing recently, things I’ve tweeted about and intended to create a more permanent archive for, but with the new year gathering pace it felt odd to dedicate posts to each bit of activity, so I’m putting it all in this one round up, staring with […]

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