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Showing posts with label illustration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label illustration. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Collective nouns...

The collective noun for cats is a 'clump' surely...?*


*Ok, ok, the correct term is a 'clowder', happy now?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ill-Conceived Comic Franchises #1

During this hot weather this seemed rather are (are you watching Marvel & DC?)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Intergalactic Rock Star Monster!

I drew this intergalactic rock star monster (with a bit of a Bowie penchant) especially for the lovely folk at the Discover Children's Story Centre to hang on the wall as part of a collection of portraits by different illustrators to coincide with their recent refurbishment & relaunch.
I was first  involved with Discover back in 2012, designing their Superheroes exhibition & am always so impressed by the place & with the dedication & love the whole team put into it. It's a brilliant place to visit!

‎National Book Lovers Day‬!

Celebrate #‎NationalBookLoversDay‬! by treating yourself to an extra pair of eyes for even MORE book-y goodness! 

Monday, 8 August 2016

International Cat Day meets Afternoon Tea Week

Yep, there's days & weeks for everything, but these two are both things I'm fond of!  : )

Monday, 1 August 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

Tigers in lipstick

Well, when National Lipstick Day collides with International Tiger Day what's a guy going to do?
(many thanks to my lovely friend Alicia for suggesting this!)

Friday, 8 July 2016

Sniffer dogs, cheese, sausages & class A drugs.

This article was begging to be illustrated (no pun intended) It's from an article in The Daily Telegraph headlined ‘Manchester Airport Sniffer Dogs Find Cheese & Sausages - But No Class A Drugs’ in which they found the sniffer dogs were more interested in cheese & sausages than cocaine et al. Now, at this juncture I'm tempted to interject 'who'd have thought?' but I feel resorting to low sarcasm for comic effect is below me. 
You can read the article here

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Filth Tray™

#WorldChocolateDay - save that old 'not the coffee cream'* argument by choosing Filth Tray - "all of them horrors!"

*Psst! I actually like the coffee cream & the orange cream but I'm a bit funny like that...

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Cat burglar (plus dog)

Another illustration for 'Burglar Trade Secrets' from Which? magazine (apparently dogs & cameras aren't too popular with the burglar community - let alone dogs WITH cameras!)

See previous 'burglar' post

Friday, 1 July 2016

#curseborisjohnson

My contribution to the rather amusing #curseborisjohnson tag on Twitter

Fat Batman With Balloons

After a rather bleak confusing week I thought I'd draw a fat Batman with some balloons to cheer you all up!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

In, out, shake it all about!

In a week of vicious political divisions let's all remember we're all BRITISH! In that spirit, here's a picture of some people tutting in a passive aggressive manner up to their waists in shit & mud at Glastonbury.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

United Kingdom of UKIP?

I drew this in response to an article by Marina Hyde in The Guardian. The absolute nonsense & outright lies involved in the both sides of the EU Referendum have been pretty lousy throughout but I find Nigel Farage & his pandering to lowest common denominator racism & his 'ordinary bloke' schtick particularly odious

Read the article here

Vacuum cleaner chaos!

Illustration for an article in Which? magazine about vacuum cleaner tests

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dragon eating sandwich in bath

I was alerted to the fact it was British Sandwich Week (it's true, look here!) this week & this fella popped into my head & onto my paper.

NB As a cautionary tale, sandwiches & hot soapy water don't go together very well from bitter (& soapy) personal experience. Due to the ongoing horror of '70s school dinners, the 6 year old me begged my long suffering mum to allow me to take sandwiches to school instead. One day, whilst washing my hands I  somehow managed to drop them into the sink, whereupon one of the more peculiarly sadistic dinner ladies insisted I eat them, thinking it was a ploy to avoid eating my dinner. Mmmm hot wet soapy corned beef! (not sure it'll ever catch on!)

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

One that got away...

Rejected cover for a recent project (boo!) Some things are never meant to happen, often one party has a very specific idea of what they want but can't always articulate it which makes an illustrator's job harder. Equally, sometimes it's the wrong illustrator for the job which I think was the case for this one. Pity, I LOVE a dinosaur!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Monster on budget shopping trip

In between doing monster-y things it's *always* good to grab a bargain, maybe a talking ice cream in this case?

You don't believe in such a thing?

You cynic, you!