I've been working on some example storyboards to fill an important part of my portfolio. I've shown the same simple drinks advert scenario in (i) pencil (ii) ink & greytones (iii) full color to show a range of approaches.
I was delighted to be commissioned by my friend Carlton Reeve to do this
campaign flyer recently. He is the most community spirited &
straight shooting guy I know and I believe he would do Sheff Hallam
proud as the Independent Candidate!
I've been off ill with vertigo lately but got back on the drawing board today to tackle this Daredevil TV show homage. I posted it on the Meat For The Beast Podcast Twitter page and the Director Steven DeKnight gave us a retweet! Yay!!!
I was hired by the nice people atNine Yards Creative Communications to do the illustrated boxes on this poster campaign which advertises a new travel option for Greater Manchester commuters. Pretty chuffed as this will be in the Metro and on bus stops all around the area! Cheers to James for a fun job!
This month sees the launch of my 4th US-themed beer pump artwork in the form of this homage to my personal fave western. Clint was never more badass and questionable than as the Drifter. A truly shocking western I take my hat off to. It will be hitting the pumps of The Kelham Island Brewery shortly.
This fella is due out during august from The Kelham Island Brewery. The whackier flavoured ales are my personal preference so I'm looking forward to trying this one. I drink about 15 cups of coffee a day so can imagine I'll enjoy it!
I did this picture for my portfolio years ago based on a photo by Chris Saunders. Lucy Peacock asked if she could buy one so I got a one-off made for her. I had a nice start to the day as she just got Jarvis to sign it with this witty message. Nice one Lucy & Jarv!
I've started co-hosting a podcast with my pal James McVeigh about comics, films, TV, animation with the odd blast of new music thrown in. Episode 1 is available now from the links below. Don't forget to hit 'subscribe' in Itunes to get automatic updates of future eps. There's also a facebook page for the podcast.
Here's a bit of an epic commission I did for Chelsea & Art Jackson who run the Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago and also Pleasant House Three Oaks in the picturesque Harbour Country near Lake Michigan. They asked me to create a large commission that would capture their strong links with Yorkshire UK, their home-town of Chicago, their other restaurant in Michigan, their brewing co and their renowned Royal Pies, Royal Bangers & Royal Ginger Fizz. It was also a look at their lives with their loyal dog Pork Chop. It was way bigger in scale than my usual commissioned work and I'm really chuffed with how it came out.
Art & Chelsea have had my work on show in their Chicago base for years which has been a great honour for me (as seen in this video) so it felt very very special to do such a large scale piece that will soon be up in their Three Oaks base. Also featured in the piece is John Harrison who is a direct relative of Art and is notable for inventing the Marine Chronometer. Massive thanks to Chelsea & Art for a very fun job and I'll be over at some point in the future to try that gorgeous looking Royal Pie you promised me and hit Chicago/ Gotham City in style! Cheers guys :)
This was a commission for a lady called Colleen who wanted a special gift for her fella Andy's 30th birthday. It is a one-off signed Giclee' on some very snazzy textured paper, printed by these guys whom I use all the time now and really rate.
Thanks to Colleen for a cool job and best to Andy too!
Here's a poster I whipped up for a gig with the legend that is Bob Log III. Our band the Friends of Batman will be supporting him which is something I'm very proud of, seeing as I was intended to go and see Bob on this tour regardless.The gig date is fri April 25th, tickets priced at £10. Tickets can be bought from here.
To celebrate ten years of European Snowsport I was commissioned to create a limited print to be handed out to some of the people at their ten year anniversary party. Here it is at the event with one of the guys who got a copy. Thanks to Julian for the gig!
Part 3 of my Rocket Men series is out this month from The Kelham Island Brewery. This month is the first time I have been behind both of their 'specials' which is something I'm very proud of as The Dunkel Devastator returns for a lap of honour.
Here's a commission for a nice chap called David I met during my Meadowhall show in the summer. David hired me to draw his family as a heroic team guarding the Steel City. He was incredibly patient with me during a stressful period where I had to unexpectedly take a few weeks off and that is very much appreciated! If every job I did was as much fun as this was I'd be a very happy man. Hats off to the Marshalls!!!
For the past couple of years I've occasionally been invited into a school or gallery to run a workshop. I think it works best with primary school aged children and it's something I want to do more of. There is more info about the workshops on my website.
Following my adaption of the Attack on Pearl Harbour last year, I was again commissioned by Comics in the Classroom to tackle an advert for my part in their Ipad App launch. I was asked for more muted earthy colours than I'd normally use but was really happy with how it worked out. Cheers to Adam & James!
My chapter in the App is currently on sale as an In-App Purchase for the small sum of 69p here.
Last month my good mate Kieran (aka Northshot) tied the knot with the lovely Joanne. It was a great do and I was honoured to be asked to draw them a personalised beer pump for their barrel of gorgeous Farmers Blonde from The Bradfield Brewery. I was really pleased with how the final printed version turned out.