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Ning Nang Nongness!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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 :)


Prints to buy!

Monday, 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.


John Barleycorn

Tuesday, 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


Work / Life 2

Tuesday, 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…

Burst Magazine

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I proud to say my work was featured in the pilot edition of the new Burst Magazine. Check it out, it’s full of great talent and it’s free for PC, Mac and iPad.

Poolga pieces

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

My ‘Slayer’ and ‘Kenzie’ pieces are  now up on the excellent Poolga to download FREE as iPhone wallpapers.

Merry Christmas ;o)

New Web Pick interview

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I was recently asked to do an interview for the great looking (but slightly unfathomable) New Web Pick magazine.

The magazine is a showcase for some fantastic artists & designers from across the globe, and each bi-monthly edition is delivered in the format of a standalone downloadable app. You can get hold of the ‘lite’ versions of each mag for a free sneaky peek, buy them individually or pay a couple of pounds for a subscription.

Despite a bit of broken English it’s always full of slick visuals. Here’s my big ugly mug and a few spreads from my interview – I’ll do another post with the full text and a link when it’s gone live.