Wednesday 28 November 2012

When The Boat Show Comes In

Here's a cover for the BoatShow International guide to the world's largest yacht gathering in Fort Lauderdale. This is the sixth year I've worked with Richard Taranto on the cover and probably my favourite so far.

Tuesday 20 November 2012


Here's an interview and showcase of work for the latest issue of online magazine NewWebPick. Click the images to enlarge.


A film portrait of blistered, obese tyrant Baron Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan) from David Lynch's Dune sending off a character in typically crude fashion with a bit of spittle. Lovely man.

Thursday 15 November 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar

I recently did some illustration work for the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. The updated show is transplanted to a modern setting inspired by the Occupy movement and the brief was to create urban imagery in the mode of Banksy/Fairey. The work was featured on a large centrepiece video screen and edited into the show by director Fish Nor Fowl for Treatment Studio.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Time Out

October was mostly spent away from the studio this year so here's a little photo compilation of my escapades. The first week saw a trip to a peaceful Treyarnon Bay beach house in Cornwall for a spot of cycling, walking and amateur hour surfing to wash away the cobwebs. For the second week my wife and I jetted off to the ridiculously picturesque Amalfi Coast region in Italy. The dramatic cliff-hugging town of Positano was our first port of call and the weather was good enough for dips in the sea and a ferry trip to lovely Capri Island for a lemon slushyfest. We finished our trip in the more cosmopolitan Sorrento with it's spectacular views over Naples bay and Vesuvius, a breathtaking area despite the hellish Naples traffic that can only be described as mentalistic. For the third weekend we brought it down to earth in style at the excellent Supersonic Festival in Birmingham's Custard Factory where I saw some great music I'd not been introduced to before. Highlights for me were Devilman (pictured), JK Flesh, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Gnod, Ufomammut and Zoltan (pictured).

Tech Rush

Here's a multi-post featuring some recent technology themed illustrations. These include a piece for an article entitled 'Keeping Pace' for Currents Magazine on the rapidly changing world of social networking. Two illustrations for PC World Magazine on protecting your passwords and a feature on the latest in digital camera geekdom. Finally an illustration for Nursing Management on the reliability of using apps in nursing. Phew, I'm tech'd out.

Monday 5 November 2012

Step Back

Here's a combined cover illustration and video for new hip hop release Step Back by Sam Krats featuring Nabo Rawk on Killamari Records. The illustration is a bit of a Bristol/Boston mashup reflecting the backgrounds of Krats and Rawk respectively. The video was edited together from a couple of raw performance recordings of Nabo outside Dunkin' Donuts and designed to accompany the look and feel of the illustration. You can watch it here.