Thursday, 17 January 2013
It suddenly inspired me to look at the stages this cover went through from my (rather maximalist) original rough (top) to my final artwork (less zombies, less superheroes) to the final book where the (decidedly more minimalist) zombies seem to have acquired a rather fetching shade of green!
It's got falling trousers, dancing hippos, talking cakes, police elephants (naturally!) toilet paper mummies & lots of other zombie based shenanigans that Casper & his superhero friends encounter - what more do you need?
It's been a lot of hard work & a lot of fun working on these books & this looks like this will be the last in the series which is a shame (especially as I can draw some of the characters in my sleep by now!) & I've grown quite fond of them.
WHAM-BAM-JELLY-AND-JAM! Anybody can be a superhero! (as long as you stick your pants on the outside, I ALWAYS do!)
You can buy a copy from here but I'd suggest getting one from your local PROPER bookshop - who knows what else you might find?
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
|Tiger / kangaroo cake fight|
The new Cartoon Kid book by Jeremy Strong which I illustrated has just been published by Puffin. You get pictures of vampires, cows, fairies, unlikely whales, arguing tigers & kangaroos & more! How can you resist?
I'd humbly suggest you employ shanks' pony & purchase it from your local independent bookshop or else be a lazy a*** & get it off the interweb
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Arena Illustration's calendar - illustration was commissioned by The Times for their Campaign For Fun which searches for the most fun school in Britain*. It features characters from Cartoon Kid, the series by Jeremy Strong, published by Puffin Books which I'm about to begin illustrating the 5th in the series - yay!
* It definitely wasn't the one I went to.
* It definitely wasn't the one I went to.
Friday, 27 January 2012
THIS is what you'll get if you live to be 100. Gawd bless her & all who sail in her (who said 'off with his head'?)
(From 'Cartoon Kid Strikes Back' by Jeremy Strong with scrawls provided by my good self)
Thursday, 5 January 2012
'Cartoon Kid Strikes Back' the 3rd in the Cartoon Kid series written by Jeremy Strong & illustrated by myself is published today!
There's police elephants, hippo dinners,hamster family fun,cake chaos & much more!
Get out of your chair & take a walk to your local independent bookshop & buy one!
- or else be a lazy arse & you can get it on the interweb
Friday, 1 July 2011
...aahh you do the maths (math for my American readers)
Illustration from Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong which also features as July's calendar image for my agents Arena Illustration
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Here's the cover to the new Cartoon Kid book (scanned properly & not just filched off the interweb like before)In this one our hero Casper has to face the monstrous Mrs Cloddle or 'CLODZILLA' as she's known (couldn't resist a picture of Mrs Cloddle in full nose wiping action either!)
You can order a copy here
Monday, 6 June 2011
Couldn't resist posting the police animals arresting Masher & his gang from the new Cartoon Kid book - I love a police animal!
Some more of my illustrations from the new Cartoon Kid book by Jeremy Strong featuring Grannies wrestling tigers, plummeting rhinos & superhero action among other treats!
You can buy your copy here
The second in the series of Cartoon Kid books by Jeremy Strong has just been published by Puffin books featuring Casper who is secretly a superhero who among other things has to contend with a monstrous new teacher Mrs Cloddle or CLODZILLA!
You can buy it here
Monday, 24 January 2011
A little promotional piece in today's Times newspaper featuring characters from Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong published by Puffin - available in all good etc. etc.
(I would direct you to the article but Mr Murdoch's paywall may deter you...)
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Some of the original strips I drew for Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong published by Puffin.
These were really fun to draw (I love a Police elephant!) & was nice to be given pretty much carte blanche on the design & layout
Puffin have just published the first in the series of Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong which I done lots of pictures for. There's lots of elephants & superheroes in it so anyone who knows me will realise it's right up my street.
You can buy it (preferably) from your nice local book shop & support small local shops or else be a lazy arse & get it from t'internet