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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

#TalkLikeAPirateDay

Just add rum!*


(*Drink sensibly & responsibly kids)

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Night Knight

My second collaboration with the brilliant Timothy Knapman The Night Knight is out now published by Oxford University Press. I previously illustrated Silly Name For A Monster for Tim

When Jake is woken by odd noises at night & is scared the Night Knight appears to help but will the Knight help Jake or will Jake end up helping the Knight?
You can buy a copy here




Monday, 11 September 2017

Cover reveal! Matt Millz by Harry Hill

Here's a look at the cover for comedian Harry Hill's new book Matt Millz which I recently finished illustrating.
I had great fun illustrating this hilarious story of Matt Millz' attempts to become the youngest stand up comedian in the world & will reveal more when it's published (promise!)

It's published on19th October by Faber & Faber & you can pre-order from here

Thursday, 7 September 2017

This Book Isn't Safe!

I recently produced some illustrations for YouTuber Colin Furze's first book 'This Book Isn't Safe!' published by Puffin.
If you've ever wondered how to make concrete shoes? Or how to build your own downhill trike? Or how to tidy your room in three seconds using a lever? Then this is the book for you!






Friday, 1 September 2017

Destroy All Monsters!


Random sketchbook post for you all!

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'!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nickelodeon designs

Here's a selection of designs I produced for some stings for Nickelodeon a few months back for Picasso Pictures. The stings were all based around 'Awards You Won't See' - everything from 'Biggest Birthday Cake','Brightest Smile', 'Juiciest Stunt' to 'Crunchiest Eyeball'(!) so my brief was to design characters & scenarios for the various sequences.
Clients included Nintendo, Hot Wheels, Crest & Toyota







Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A cheese hat.

I love starting a new sketchbook, & I ALWAYS offer a reward!

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!

 






Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

Superdad's Day Off

 Superdad's Day Off by Phil Earle with illustrations by me is out now published by Barrington Stoke.

"Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Dad saves the world from disasters, aliens, and bad guys. Friday is his day off and he always spends it with Stan. But one Friday, Dad and Stan meet a series of people desperately in need of Dad’s help! Soon Stan finds himself saving a lion stuck up a tree, rescuing a monster truck from a ditch and taking on shark-infested floodwaters. That’s right: Stan is a chip off the old (superhero) block!"

Was an absolute blast to illustrate & I'm pleased with how well it's come out, here's a few bits & pieces from the book.





Happy birthday your majesty!

Happy birthday Iggy! 70 today!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

It's Beardageddon!

As it's #NationalPetDay I thought I'd share a preview of the second Pet Defenders book Beards from Outer Space by Gareth P Jones & illustrated by me 

'There's a new mayor of Nothington-on-Sea and the bearded, sunglass-wearing politician has attracted a whole load of fans.
Soon everyone in the town is sporting a beard - even the women!
But these are not just any beards - the Beard King is in town and he's planning to conquer the world.'

It's out on Star Wars day (May the fourth be with you! Ouch!)

(Here is a picture of me with a rather feeble excuse for a beard but I rock the sunglasses ok!)

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?