Sunday, 19 January 2014


I've been struggling with the January (post-birthday) blues, so I decided that rather than (just) sit around sighing in my dressing gown I would channel it into something positive. This is what I came up with.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Strike! exhibition

I have a couple of pieces in an exhibition of illustration from the radical political mag Strike! Here's a crap picture of one of my pieces (on the right of the photo) sharing a wall with Ralph Steadman (on the left). 

The exhibition has been put on to celebrate Strike!'s first year of publication, and there's some really good stuff in it, from well known artists such as Steadman and Stanley Donwood, and lesser known talents. 

One of the things that I like most about Strike!, and which sets it apart from other grassroots political publications, is that it's beautifully designed, with top notch illustration.

You can check it all out until 8th Feb 2014 at the amazingly named Flaxon Ptooch. As walk as a gallery, it's a hairdressing salon, so you may have to work around some 'do's being done, or you could get a cool chop yourself!

My illustration in the picture above is from David Graeber's article 'Bullshit Jobs', originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Strike! and then online, where it became a bit of a viral phenomenon.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Doctor Sax

First finished picture of 2014, this is based on a passage from Jack Kerouac's weird childhood memoir Doctor Sax.

There are some other vivid passages in the book that describe scenes in hues of just one colour. As and when I find the time I'd like to do a few more of these colour mood studies.