Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late - been working on some exciting new things which will be revealed over the next few weeks. In the meantime I went outside and got on a train and watched the sunrise over the gentle hillocks of Kent whilst speeding backwards to London.
There are still sleeping people on the train. Heres 4 pages of muttering, swaying dreamers.
After 8 years of drawing Mr Hodges' adventures in and around south London, Time Out becomes free and the last Slice of Life is sliced and axed.
Theres been good times, bad times, drunken brawls, jazz sex, sperm fairys, hoodies, murder hounds, pavements strewn with chicken bones, angry red dog's balls, happy pink squirrel's balls, Boris Johnson in speedos, booze, dog poo, childbirth, tube bombs, art galleries, foxes, traffic jams, lunatics, ancient stone penises, spitting, poledancers, parrots, nazi art students, Darth Vader police vans, good deeds and bad deeds, Croydon riots and everything.
A big thanks to Hidge for 8 years of fabulous award winning writing - Its been brill and always exciting!
And of course another big thanks to Richard, Sim, Ellen, Anamaria, and everyone at Time Out for giving me the opportunity, putting up with my mad layout ideas and pestering.
Ah few sketches from the dizzy heights of saturday's Millionaire Designer's Club outing in Soho... beginning with a train journey across the Kent marshes, through Chatham and Rochester. Spying allsorts of curious barbed wire covered oast houses, lines in the sky, and ponies running backwards. Much too fast to capture by pencil or camera. I settled on sketching a mute lady reading the newspaper, and a rusty submarine in the bank of the Medway.
...later on a rather photographic rendering of fellow Millionaire Designers was spoilt by my drunk pencil:
A belated birthday present for my good buddy Tom in a 2000AD Strontium Dog style, complete with old-skool letratone shading effects and "time-bomb" to turn back the effects of aging. Drawn digitally using Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet. Zarjaz!
This is my entry for PostVIEW, an open exhibition of views on postcards... image or words at the Horsebridge Art Centre, in Whitstable. All drawn digitally on my Wacom Bamboo tablet, printed, cut out, and assembled with cotton and glue. And, yes it does fold flat to be posted:
Look closely under the surface and you can see a frill eel, a lantern fish, a shoal of herring, a ray, a basking shark, an eel, and a dragon fish!