Archive for the ‘Work’ Category

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 :)


Rolling with the Pebbles

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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,


Holiday Sausage

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Just ’cause :) Have a good one!




Treebeard tees!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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.

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Artburst Night Animals

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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:




Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Drew this little guy for fun. He is nothing but a sneaky, smoking, stealing beastie.


Tuesday, 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.

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.


New gallery

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I’ve added a gallery section to my website with  selected works for easy ogling…

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