Friday, 29 July 2011


Last night's sketchbook drawing coloured in. I've moved on from drawing elaborate hair to drawing elaborate plants. Keeps me off the streets, I s'pose.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

"POP" - Stones, Mecha-Garfunkel, Festivals, Baba O'Riley

The last four "POP" strips for the NME. I think I'll continue with these for my own amusement. You have been warned.

Click on them to make them "proper sized". Thank you.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Episode IV : A New Shop

I've had a bit of a revamp of my shop. I've now got a selection of A3 and A4 prints for sale (along with publications and travel pass holders). Why not fill that blank space on the wall of your house/maisonette/prison cell with one of my prints? And, y'know, it's never too early to think about Christmas shopping. Click HERE to have a browse. Thank you!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

"POP" - The Beatles story Part 1

Sadly, my time at the NME has come to an end. My "Pop" strip has had to make way for more advertising space so my grand plan to document the entire history of pop music has been scuppered somewhere in the early 60s. There's still 12 strips I haven't posted on this blog which have already appeared in the NME. Here's four of them. More to follow..

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Archival Bongos

I've been having a sort out in my studio this week and unearthed a lot of original artwork. There's a pile of stuff that is "pre-computer" so hasn't really been seen anywhere since it was printed in either Deadline, Tank Girl or photocopied zines. Back in 98/99 I drew a few strips starring "Bongo Lewis (King of Dogs)". I can't find the second strip* but here's the first and third. The second strip was part of the (now sadly defunct) "Crisp" comics festival in London. It was blown up so that each panel filled a window above Borders (also residing in the "sadly defunct" file) - I have never seen any photographic evidence of this. I was on Oxford Street while it was up but never noticed it and no one told me about until it was over. If anyone reading this happens to have a photo of this please get in touch!

I might bring Bongo back. With "Harry Potter" finished Hollywood must be crying out for a new franchise. There's even some merchandise ready to go. Anyway, without further ado, here's Bongo....

*Mr Phoenix owns the original to "Bongo 2". I'll ask him nicely to scan it for me.