No reason required.
I was super chuffed to have been commissioned to illustrate the wonderful (and always nicely presented) Storytime children’s magazine.
Not only that, the brief was more than a bit special as it involved creating an image to accompany a poem by the king of nonsense himself, Spike Milligan! ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ features cows that go ‘bong!’, trees that go ‘ping!’ And mice that go ‘clang!’.
Sounds right up my street then, and it is. What an honour :)
I’m very pleased to say that I’m now working part-time with the wonderful bods at Fat Pebble Games :)
Several of the faces here are old friends from within the games industry so I’m in excellent company and I’m loving making fun gamey bits and pieces with them.
For any of you that don’t know about Fat Pebble, they specifically make hand made games for a range of mobile platforms, including the beautiful Clay Jam!
Check them out here for more info, www.fatpebble.com.
Just ’cause :) Have a good one!
I’ve had some new tees printed!
Treebeard is hand screen printed and available on heavyweight Gildan tees in small, medium and large. 2 colourways, black and dark brown. He can be yours for a mere £25 plus P&P
Available from the shop.
Here’s a thing. I did some illustration for an organisation called Artburst in London who do fantastic work putting on workshops for kids both in and outside schools. From their website:
“Artburst is an award winning social enterprise providing creative educational workshops that improve the lives of young people and their families. Artburst’s roots are grounded in the therapeutic application of the arts, a philosophy which has been explored separately by Artburst co-founders and lifelong friends Penny Embden and Amy Bicât.”
The theme was ‘night animals’, and I was tasked with creating a printable scenic backdrop and a selection of woodland critters for the younguns to cut out, stick on and colour in! It was a fun project and gave me an excuse to illustrate two of my favourite beasts, a fox and an owl. Some highlights below…
Check these guys out: http://www.artburst.co.uk/
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…