Tuesday, 23 August 2011


In the midst of moving house and doing a few comic projects, but here's an Akira piece in the meantime:

When I first read Akira I thought it was good, but pretty overrated. Otomblr's helped me understand how amazing Otomo really is, though.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


Apple Pie was the first Moebius art-meme, and now Brandon Graham's started it all again with Starwatcher [I totally think that me and andy suggested this pic whilst in vancouver with Brandon, but it might have been this one I was thinking of :>]. Spent way too much time on this one, and ended up making it more of a study than anything else. Also, next time I do anything like this, I'll just use a ruler. It's such a fucking hassle without one! This was also a really fun chance to ink something more finished by hand. GO!


Me and Josh Bone met up at a tea shop the other day to work on comiccssss, and ended up doing a 2-page challenge. We each picked three random words and had under two hours to think of something. My words were circle, running and fan. It's hilariously bad, and all an excuse to mess around with semi-functional panel layouts, but I'll have to do more. I used to do this sort of thing last year with Andy Porter, so I should keep it up!

Here's a little sketch from the V&A museum in London, and below that is a drawing from above the docks in Falmouth. They're on A6 and A4 paper respectively.

You guys know Rebecca Sugar's work, right? Just checking. She's incredible.

Saturday, 6 August 2011


Here's a couple sneak peeks at a book I've illustrated called (you guessed it) Hampshire Folk Tales, a book of folklore, myths and urban legends about the English county and it's crazy history. It was actually written by my uncle (a storyteller by trade), and is an amazing read- a lot of these books can be quite drily written, but my uncle has tried to make it as lively and organic as possible. He has a couple of amazing lines on storytelling as a whole, explaining how evolutionary stories can be, and how every different change and personal take on a narrative can create an even bigger story of it's own.

Through some misunderstanding on my part I left myself little time to do these illustrations, and while some may be a bit sparse, I had a load of fun on the book and knocked out a few good results. It's being published through History Press in November, and I'll give you details on buying it closer to the launch date!