Just in time for Christmas, arty web store The Littlest Mammoth are selling two of my prints.
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
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…
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.
My ‘Slayer’ and ‘Kenzie’ pieces are now up on the excellent Poolga to download FREE as iPhone wallpapers.
Merry Christmas ;o)
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.