Monday, February 28, 2011

After Donald McGill

A poster created for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama's upcoming production of Albert Herring Given the parochial tone of this comedy about a period of social change in an East Suffolk village, Donald McGill's saucy sea-side postcards seemed the perfect inspiration. A fleeting departure from ink and watercolour, this was created largely in Photoshop as I wanted it to have a more 1950s/60s travel poster style about it to reflect the setting.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kaleidoscope @ Orbital Comics

Excited to be exhibiting at the Kaleidoscope exhibition this March, kindly put on by Orbital Comics. It features a range of fantastically diverse, new British Cartoonists from the indie comics scene. Details are on the flyer I put together above and the Facebook event details are right here. No doubt I'll be found loitering covertly in the corner hoping to glean some useful feedback. Thanks especially to Camila at Orbital for making this event happen.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Silver Darlings - Preview

Three preview pages from a new graphic story due to be published under Blankslate's Chalkmarks imprint later this year. The story concerns a few of the fishermen that I've featured in a couple of previous drawings, it's always great when you find something you really want to draw!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Lass of Lochroyan

A private commission, this turned out to be how I'd envision a Jean Paul Gaultier ad set in a 1970s fisherman's pub. The song they're singing is an old Scottish ballad from a wonderfully musty tome I have, illustrated by the incomparable Arthur Rackham.