Childhood Villains postcards

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 in illustration, news

I’ve had some promotional postcards printed of my Childhood Villains illustrations and they’ve arrived just in time for this weekend’s comic show, the UK Thing 2010, in Mile End, London. It’s a great show bursting with talented artists and self publishing trailblazers so if you’re in London this Saturday come along. I’ll have all my […]

Wheeler

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 in illustration

“Beware the Wheelers?” It took me a while to determine which character would be the final Childhood Villain in this series. I needed six and thought Moominpapa would make a good final choice but I didn’t have six so I had to draw Moominpapa as number 4 and think more about the last two. Judge […]

Judge Doom

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 in illustration

“Holy smokes, he’s a Toon” Fifth in my Childhood Villains series is the sinister, screeching Judge Doom from ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ (1988) as portrayed by the fantastic Christopher Lloyd. I grew up on steady diet of old Warner and Fleischer Brothers cartoons so I loved seeing all the old cartoon characters in the same […]

Moominpapa

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 in illustration

While not a villain in the fictional world of The Moomins, Moominpapa and the rest of his family really used to set me on edge when I was small. It’s hard to describe but something about their vacant, piercing eyes and their emotionless, mouthless faces used to get me extremely worried and paranoid about what […]

Charn

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 in illustration

The third in my ‘Childhood Villains’ series, in which I draw character’s that used to freak me out when I was little, is Charn from ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’. It’s probably only people of around my age who grew up in Britain who will recognise this guy. Charn is the villain from the BBC Look […]

Venger

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 in illustration

The second in my ‘Childhood Villains’ series of illustrations, this demonic nightmare fuel is Venger, the “Force of Evil” from the 1980’s cartoon, Dungeons & Dragons. My most prevalent memory of this cartoon was how perpetually depressing it was. Like other shows with the same concept, characters trapped in another world trying to get home, […]

Chamberlain

Posted on Jun 1, 2009 in illustration

“Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.” This is the first in a series of illustrations I’m calling ‘Childhood Villains’. I’m aiming to draw 6 fictional characters that used to freak me out when I was a kid, hopefully on a weekly basis (ha!). Maybe they freaked you out too and they’ll be able to stir up some long forgotten horrific […]