November 22nd, 2013
So yep, it is.
A lot’s happened in the world of Jimbobbin over the past year or two. I had the pleasure of working with the lovely folks at Mind Candy in Shoreditch and Brighton for 18 months which was a fantastic experience and a very valuable one. I made some genuine friends there, many of which I keep in touch with since leaving in August to kick start Jimbobbin as a going concern.
Shortly after that I discovered I had trapped a nerve in my elbow which affected my drawing hand and was a major blow to any freelance work plans that I had. And so here we are now, a little rusty but getting better and feeling able to create stuff again. To celebrate I’ve resurrected an old piece, another folky character in the shape of Jack Frost. It is getting bloody cold after all…
February 29th, 2012
Drew this little guy for fun. He is nothing but a sneaky, smoking, stealing beastie.
January 10th, 2012
Some friends and I have made a game for iPhone and iPad!
It’s called Sploosh, and my role was art direction and implementation. Collectively we go by the name of Spooky Moon Studio.
The art style is something of a departure from what I usually turn out under the Jimbobbin moniker. That was of course a conscious decision – it’s always nice to flex your creative muscles and keep yourself fresh!
Sploosh is a mere 69p – if you feel so inclined check it out at Spooky Moon Studio.
December 5th, 2011
Just in time for Christmas, arty web store The Littlest Mammoth are selling two of my prints.
‘Kenzie’ and ‘Flute Dog’ are both available at 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″ & 16″ x 20″ at very reasonable prices. They’re printed using archival pigment inks on heavyweight 100% cotton fibre archival paper.
May 23rd, 2011
I’ve added a gallery section to my website with selected works for easy ogling…
May 3rd, 2011
Really chuffed to have been able to do an illustration for issue 6 of AMMO magazine.
Off on another folky theme, I chose to illustrate the character John Barleycorn. He’s a staple of traditional music and personifies both the crop of barley and the important beer and spirits made from it!
The stories in the songs are varied, but they all celebrate John’s growth despite being poked, prodded, left in the sun and generally abused:
They’ve hired men with the sharp-edged scythes to cut him off at the knee
They’ve rolled him and tied him around the waist, treated him most barbarously
They’ve hired men with the sharp-edged forks to prick him to the heart
And the loader has served him worse than that for he’s bound him to the cart
Regardless, John grows up to be a strapping fellow and the tales mostly end with a note of celebration at the fact that without liqour, and without poor John , everything falls apart…
And the huntsman he can’t hunt the fox nor loudly blow his horn
And the tinker he can’t mend his pots without John Barleycorn
April 12th, 2011
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I’d been involved in the Uppercase publication ‘Work / Life 2′.
Here’s my spread! It features an illustration I did specifically for the book, ‘Flute Dawg’. Of course, he’s not at all inspired by codpiece-wearing rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ;o)
Also featured are some photos of me in my everday surroundings and a few of my treasured possesions. The book is packed with wonderful work from a hundred international illustrators including some faves of mine, Brent Couchman, Gemma Correll and Ty Wilkins. It’s lovingly compiled and a very pretty thang…
March 28th, 2011
A quick, burping yeti I doodled for the Pictoplasma ‘Missing Link’ project.
It appears Mr.Yeti here has been chosen to appear in a slideshow in one of the character walks at the Pictolpasma festival in Berlin. Yussss.
March 6th, 2011
Indeed it has!
Part of the reason I’ve not been posting lately is that I’ve been working on an ever-so-secret side project that will hopefully be revealed in the coming months. I’m remaining tight lipped on that for now though!
Aside from that, I’ve joined the ace Lunarize gallery and am happy to be a part of it with loads of other great artists.
Have a look, they offer a reasonable quarterly subscription and publicise work in various places with specific galleries for editorial / publishing, design and advertising & media.
I also have to give props to the wonderful Uppercase magazine, with whom I also now have a subscription. Each edition is always such a beautiful thing to behold and often has some lovely little samples from letterpress, illustration & graphic design folks.
In the most recent issue there was even a free old matchbox label stuck inside!
I’m chuffed to say I’m involved with forthcoming Uppercase book ‘Work / Life 2′, but more on that when it surfaces…
(Illustration by Alyssa Nassner)
I’ve made it my mission to keep the updates more frequent. There should be some exciting stuff coming up so stay tuned!