Sunday, November 14, 2010

Comickery

It's been a long time since my last post, quite a shockingly long time. I've been working hard on my contribution to Tales of The Spiffing, a comic anthology for a certain cracking Bristol stop motion animation company! The gorgeous cover above is by Luis Cook. It's very, very exciting and will be published end of this year, my first book! Be sure I won't stop gibbering on about it and posting links to buy as well as a few rough sketches from my comic. Yipee!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Festival Time

It's that festival time of year and it's breaking my heart that I'm not going to Greenman again (or indeed any festival). I can't even read the newsletter, it hurts too much. Right now I'd pretty much do anything for a ticket.

This is round the back of the Louisiana whilst waiting for The Acorn to play in June. I bit off more than I could chew in twenty minutes so I went back and finished it last week.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Snow Story

This is supposed to be viewed full screen but to save you all scrolling and scrolling I've put them into contact sheets. Please click on each image for the imax experience. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.











Monday, July 05, 2010

Driveby



As I drove home late last night, this view whipped past. The moon was so big.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You know you're not in Bristol anymore when

the only cider on tap is Strongbow. I'm away from my lovely city for a couple of weeks and I'm suprised how much I miss it. I've been called to the big smoke for work which I'm both thoroughly enjoying and unable to talk about. Which is how I imagine Glastonbury was for those lucky 230,000 people; unspeakable fun.
Just a couple of sketches to bridge the ever increasing gap between story installments. (it's a biggun and taking a while to finish!) Here I tried to up my use of black, slightly happier with the second sketch and moreso with subsequent drawings for work. I'm drawing more and more on paper and falling out of favour with my cintiq. I took the wee beasty into work, plugged it in and then continued on paper. I had a whale of a time with my markers and felt far more content than usual. Maybe they spike the water up here. Yahoo.

 A cameo from the Bristol Wills Building on the Triangle. Drawn from a cafe on the last morning in Bris. I enjoyed working into the black with the markers and making the line bleed a little.

 
And you know you're in Greater London when parks are fenced with iron and cower beneath the watchful eye of local council decisions circa 1985. I walked around the perimeter for 5 minutes trying to get in! I grew up around here but it's funny what you notice when you come back.
I probably won't live in Bristol forever but I think I've lost a little piece of my heart to the West Country that I'll never get back. Which is ok with me.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

YOU MUST ENJOY YOURSELF

It's fun to be an outsider and observe situations but I find it a bit upsetting to see unhappy people in forceably happy surroundings. I always want to take them home and make them a cup of tea.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

There has been a short delay

Good lord, nearly a whole month since my last post, shamefull. I've been really busy with work but I have many stories I'm desperate to draw up and post, hopefully I'll find time in the next week. Until then, here's just a couple of scribbly thumbnails for an old script of mine Mike The Telephonist.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Odds n Sodds

Sifting through my folders last night I found a handful of drawings I hadn't posted, so I thought I'd clump them together. (which is such an appetising word) It's hard to be objective about your own work, especially if you're so used to looking at it and then flaying the skin from your back on a nightly basis for every mistake you made, like I do. I have Photoshopped the bloody finger prints off the pages for your digestive comfort!

Pieminister, St Nicks Market

The Caribbean food stall, St Nicks Market.

The Lanes. They now serve the famous Monmouth Coffee here, which drew me in one lunch time. It was no cup of Boson Tea Party Continental!

The Deli Cafe, St Ives. Her feelings for him were also on the menu.

Doodling in Photoshop.

Bit o life drawing.

 Xeenie hard at work.

Comments are always appreciated, fank you.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Curly Fries & Ravioli

Yesterday was lovely, one of the first days of spring. I was happily sat on college green sketching and banishing my winter blues at the same time.
 

However the drawing is unfinished because the following happened:



I have no idea what sort of buckles he was talking about.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Interference.


These little boxes we carry around with us are supposed to make our lives simpler and more accessable. Well you know what, sometimes- they just don't. That is the end of the lesson. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Lady Vanishes

Hysterical women are always worth listening too.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


it must have been important.

what to have, what to have...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It burns!

I celebrated my first Burns Night in as Scottish a way as we Southerners could manage: With celeriac in the nips and sea shanties. Haggis is delicious. They don't teach you that at school. And of course the whisky, oh the whisky...

Vince holds court as our half Scot from England and Janette prepares suprise honey flapjack in Xeena's kitchen.



Monday, January 25, 2010