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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Escape From Planet Bogey published today!




Get your tissues at the ready because today sees the publication of Escape from Planet Bogey the third of the Pet Defenders series by the hilarious Gareth P Jones & illustrated by me. 
There's six books in total so this is the half way point of the series. 

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 
2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. 
GOOD LUCK - you'll need it... Animals are disappearing from Nothington-on-Sea and the Pet Defenders suspect alien activity.
Secret agents Biskit and Mitzy find themselves caught up in the Planet Bogey Games.
Biskit suspects the contest might hold the key to finding his missing partner, Champ.
Can our heroes win the game? And what's more, can they get back home after?
You can order online it from here or even better get down to your local bookshop & get a copy from there!
As you can imagine I got through a fair amount of tissues during this extremely snotty job!





Thursday, 29 June 2017

Happy 10th birthday iPhone!

Ten years of the 'cracked iPhone™fairy'!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

World Goth Day 2017

On #WorldGothDay please spare a thought for the unfortunate teenage goths on enforced family beach holidays.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Beards From Outer Space - published today!

It's BEARDAGEDDON! Beards From Outer Space the second in the Pet Defenders series by Gareth P Jones & illustrated by me is out today May 4th published by Little Tiger Press!

'The Secret Life of Pets meets The X Files - Pet Defenders are secret agents with a difference.
The humans of Nothington-on-Sea have no idea their sleepy seaside town is a hot spot for space invasions, and it's up to secret agents Biskit and Mitzy to keep it that way.
So when an army of alien beards arrive, the Pet Defenders need to act fact...If the Beard King gets his way, soon every living chin will be under his control'

For the making of this book I undertook some dangerous excursions into 'peak beard territory' by sitting in various fancy coffee shops in the badlands of Shoreditch & Dalston et al to risk life & limb by sketching various beards in their natural habitats to bring you the hirsute illustrative glory of this book. I hope you appreciate the kind of risks an illustrator like me selflessly exposes myself to on a regular basis to bring you these artworks!

 






Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Brexit Bill!

Is it me or does Brexit Bill sound like the name for the most rubbish pirate ever? 
 Or a fairly useless cowboy...?
Or perhaps a rather hapless cockney safe cracker?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Superdad's Day Off (sneak preview)

Shhhhh! Here's a sneak preview of Superdad's Day Off by the very funny Phil Earle with lots of nice colour pictures by me. It's published by Barrington Stoke on the 15th April & you can pre-order it here.
I'll write & post more once it's published. I've got previous form with superheroes so was BIG fun to illustrate!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Pet Defenders published TODAY!

Pet Defenders - Attack of the Alien Dung written by the very funny Gareth P Jones with illustrations by me is published today (9th February) by Stripes. It's the first in a brand new series in which an unlikely pairing of pets Mitzy & Biskit protect Earth from an assortment of invading aliens. 

'The planet is under attack and it’s up to Pet Defenders, Mitzy the cat and Biskit the dog, to save the world but first they are going to have to stop fighting like cat and dog long enough to do it! Secret agent Biskit is really not happy that his new partner Mitzy is a cat – everyone knows that the two don’t mix. But saving the Earth must come first when the planet is being invaded.' 


In the words of the author "It's basically Men in Black meets Dogs & Cats meets Dempsey & Makepeace with a giant space beetle made out of cowpats." which was obviously music to my ears when it came to illustrating it, giving me the chance to draw lots animals & aliens which are some of my favourite things (& drawing poo is ALWAYS fun, right kids?)

You can buy it here or if you're lucky enough to have a good local book shop go & say hello to them & buy one there. There's also a theme tune performed by the great Mr Jones which you can listen to here!




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Person of the Year

Time magazine have just voted Donald Trump as 'Person of the Year' I think Mr G. Reaper was robbed!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Meat fiver

Further to the  #fivepoundnote-gate scandal (as nobody has called it yet) on other (made up) planets the currency is made from pure MEAT!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Pixies!

I adapted this drawing for the Pixies t-shirt competition on BBC Radio 6 for a bit of fun (yep, I'm not eligible because I make my living from drawing / designing stuff) Still a great band & off to see them tonight in London!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Muppet horror dream!

My dream last night involved myself (in puppet form) & a muppet with no eyes, attempting to avoid capture from a malevolent Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street. Odd, & strangely scary
(answers on a postcard to the usual address...)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Devil horns!

Devil, appreciating the joys of LOUD MUSIC with a devil horns salute!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

President Trump

“When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” 

...I'm just leaving this here, drawn swiftly in a moment of extreme distaste yesterday morning.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Aidan Abet - Teacher's Pet

The very funny 'Aidan Abet Teacher's Pet' by award winning author Guy Bass & illustrated by me is published today by Barrington Stoke.
I enjoyed working on this immensely & always great to get to grips with a really nasty villain, the sinister Miss Vowel (& I always love a bear in glasses!)

You can get your grubby mitts on it here or even better, get off the interweb & go to your local independent bookshop & buy it there (that's ALWAYS more fun!)

'Aidan Abet loves to help the teacher. It makes him popular with the teachers but very unpopular with everyone else. But when substitute Miss Vowel strides into school with a rather unusual mini-zoo, Aidan has a choice to make – he can listen to the animals, or he can become the Ultimate Teacher’s Pet.'




Thursday, 22 September 2016

Introducing Monsieur Mains de Merde!

Yesterday whilst wrestling with a particularly tricky piece of drawing which refused to turn out right, I'm convinced I was visited once again by my illustrational alter-ego & nemesis Monsieur Mains de Merde.

Fresh from an alternate dimension of 'crummy drawing' he occasionally* takes over & magically gives me a dubious fictional character based excuse for my own ineptitude.

*To some of my detractors & anyone else who's rejected / ignored my work I realise this may seem to be more than 'occasional' visitations, but as this is my blog, devoted to plugging my work let's draw a veil over them