Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Here's the original sketchbook piece drawn on a beautiful September afternoon on a table outside The Nag's Head in Walthamstow, one of my local pubs. I feel like the cold beer & sunglasses rather add to the whole vibe!
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
It was rather exciting to receive the proof of 'Two Terrible Vikings' my collaboration with the brilliant Francesca Simon which is due to be published in February 2021 by Faber Children's.
I'm extremely excited about these books, they were a real joy to draw & prompted many laugh out loud moments while I was working which is always a great sign.
I've become rather fond of the terrible Viking twins Hack & Wack, along with Bitey Bitey their pet wolf cub & their other friends & can't wait to be able to share more with you all!
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
I had great fun illustrating this, it's a big colourful action-packed riot, allowing me to reference '50s B-movie posters, 2000ad comic, numerous baked goods & sneaky Half Man Half Biscuit references to boot!
*The title actually came from Phil's eldest son betting him that he couldn't turn a daft title of his choice into a published book & here it is!
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
(this is originally a pen, ink & wash drawing from my sketchbook which has been coloured & adjusted in Photoshop but I'm never sure who is interested in this bit. I've been having a lot of fun drawing these & adding the special guests in the audience. There's more wrestling here if you want it grapple fans!)
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Always reminds me of rainy Saturday afternoons as a child so these memories were whirling through my head when I drew it in my sketchbook. I *might* have taken a little bit of artistic licence (see who you can spot in the crowd!)
I've posted the original sketchbook piece below to give you a little peek behind the whole process. I drew it with a couple of Rotring art pens & a bit of strategic Sharpie. I've added some extra characters in the background digitally but most of the original pen work is still there then the colour was added in Photoshop.
Monday, 20 July 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Friday, 26 June 2020
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Monday, 11 May 2020
(warning contains living cheese, scary beards & an exploding illustrator!)
I figured I'd put them all together in one place for your perusal.
I like Vikings AND cats so it's a bit of a win win
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
A WRITE LAUGH!
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
I'm very excited to be working with Francesca, I've already caught myself laughing out loud at the text which is ALWAYS the best sign and I'm relishing the chance of bringing Hack and Whack's terrible exploits to life. (Getting to draw a baby wolf called Bitey Bitey is also a magnificent bonus too!)
Here's a link the the article at The Bookseller