Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The Mighty Boushh.

The Guardian Weekend magazine recently had a great spread of photographs (by Steve Schofield) of science fiction fans dressed up as their favourite characters. The crowning glory being a photograph of Chewbacca putting the kettle on in Rhyl. It was like a still from a Ken Loach Star Wars prequel. There was also a small photo of a woman wearing her Boushh the bounty hunter outfit. I'd forgotten just how great the Boushh costume was. Here's my version.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

My Bloody Spider-Man.

A shoegazing Spider-Man. I doodled this, almost subconsciously, the other day whilst talking to friends. I love it when that happens.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

September's DoodlePlanet.

Photos from this month's DoodlePlanet. I'd had 3 hours sleep in 48 hours and I still attended. Hardcore. You know the score.

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Why the long face?

Another canvas. Same dimensions and medium as before. This time in glorious grey, black and white.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Long Neck Canvas

A companion piece to the last post. Once again - 8" x 24" and POSCA pens.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

This is MAD (literally!).

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the offices of MAD magazine in New York. I've been working on and off for MAD and MAD Kids now for about 2 years and thought I'd try and drop in whilst in New York. I finally got to meet Sam Viviano, Ryan Flanders and Patty Dwyer who I'd only previously spoke to on the phone or via email. I was made to feel very welcome indeed and was even asked to sign the visiting artist's wall. This was a real "pinch yourself" moment as I had to fill a space surrounded by sketches by Sam Viviano, Al Jaffee(!!!), Richard Williams, Peter Kuper, Sergio Aragones(!!!!) and many, many other hugely talented artists. If there had been Jack Davis and Mort Drucker on there too I'd have probably exploded. I started reading MAD when I was about 8 or 9 and the work of Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker JR, Don Martin etc has continued to be a major influence on my work ever since. I'd love to be able to tell the 10 year old me (sat there drawing his own MAD-style parodies of Fall Guy and Raiders of the Lost Ark!) that one day I'd be one of the "usual gang of idiots" and have his work on the walls of the offices. I'm not worthy! They even gave me free fudge. Can a day get any better?!?