Sunday, 24 August 2014


On Thursday night, my friend Mel invited me along to a screening of Zombeavers as part of Film4's FrightFest 2014. The film sees a group of college kids facing a hoard of zombie beavers (and I don't think that's a spoiler as it's IN THE TITLE!!!). And even though I left the cinema wondering what I just watched, I enjoyed it. It's big dumb fun, and sometimes that's enough!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Sketch Dailies: #HELLBOY

These illustration prompts by Sketch Dailies are a good exercise, and a welcome break from my commissioned work. Today's subject was #HELLBOY...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sketch Dailies: Mystique

The latest Sketch Dailies illustration brief as part of the #7DaysOfColour theme was the blue-skinned Mystique from the X-men comics and films. Here she is feeling blue about missing out on a magazine cover shoot to another cyan-hued female...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Look What I Drawed...when I was four and a half years old!

My mum was having a sort out recently when she found a bunch of drawings that I did when I was four and a half (when you're that age, the half is very important!). I was pleasantly surprised when I saw them, especially by the fact that there were quite a few recognisable characters included...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

I woke up this morning to the news that Robin Williams had passed away. He had starred in so many films that I watched as a kid – including Mrs Doubtfire, Hook and Jumanji – as well as films that I watched when I was older including Insomnia and One Hour Photo.

But probably my favourite performance of his, and one that I watched countless times growing up, was as the voice of the Genie from Walt Disney's Aladdin.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Friday, 8 August 2014

Sketch Daily #TMNTWEEK: Splinter

Catching up with Sketch Dailies's TMNT Week, Wednesday's prompt was to draw Splinter...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sketch Daily #TMNTWEEK: Sergeant Bananas

Today's character on Sketch Dailies' TMNT Week is Sergeant Bananas.

A fairly niché character, that I think was created just for the toy line. I did actually own this figure when I was a kid!

Sketch Daily #TMNTWEEK: Krang

Sketch Dailies is running a special TMNT Week all week, with daily prompts for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles related sketches. How could I not take part?? Monday's subject was Krang...

Happy Birth Day Ingrid!

My friends Celine and Henry very recently became parents for the first time. Here's a card I made, based on a photo they posted of their baby daughter, Ingrid...

Monday, 4 August 2014

Congratulations Kyoko and Teppei

My friend Kyoko recently got married in Japan, where she lives. I sent her this card, based on some of the photos she posted online...

#FEELING NUTS – Michael Jackson

Check One Two was founded in 2012 by brothers Simon and Andrew Salter, who discovered that men are still dying from one of the most treatable forms of cancer. If caught early, testicular cancer is almost 100% curable. They started Check One Two to change the behavior of a generation of men by reaching two goals:

1. Spread awareness far and wide of #FEELINGNUTS

2. Educate men (and the women in their lives) about how to check your nuts

The movement is about is purely about raising awareness, NOT money, and utilising various social media platforms and the hashtag #FEELINGNUTS.

I'd been asked to participate by drawing iconic crotch grabs/depicting historical/cultural figures #FEELINGNUTS and, of course, decided to start with the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson...

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Illustration Friday: Peace

I've been pretty busy recently working on Secret Things, so I wanted to unwind a little just drawing something stupid. This week's Illustration Friday topic was "Peace"...

Erm, yeah...

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Culture Comic Guest Strip

I'm slowly catching up with stuff I didn't get around to posting, and a few weeks ago now I did a guest strip for John Riordan's excellent Culture webcomic which revolves around a couple of microbes in a petri dish discussing the latest cultural events. I got the idea for a strip based around the Marina Abramovic exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery, and John was kind enough to run it as a guest post on his blog...

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Happy Birth Day Alex!

My friends Chris and Vicky recently had a new addition to their family in the form of their first son, Alex. I made them a card to celebrate, with their daughter Olive saying hello to her baby brother...

Happy Birthday Cristina!

My brother recently commissioned me to draw a card for his friend Cristina's 30th birthday. He was very specific that it should feature her, a cake and a giraffe...

Happy Birthday Ivy!

A few weeks ago it was my friend Ivy's birthday, and she had a BBQ in London Fields to celebrate. She's also been cooking a lot of Chinese Hot Pots recently (which I've been lucky enough to be invited along to!) so I drew her this card, with her getting ready to enjoy another Chinese Hot Pot...