Wednesday, 30 January 2008


Kersplat! comic was my entry in a school competition when I was, I think, 11. It won first prize, which they hadn't really put much thought into; Mr Lewis, the art teacher, handed me a fiver.

The eagle-eyed among you may notice Jeremy Beadle, who died today, turning up in 'I Spy' as Jeremy Treacle. RIP.

the chap

A poster for The Chap. From last November.

Monday, 28 January 2008

It's a mad mad mad mad world...

Sigh. I could watch Saul Bass' titles from 'It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World' over and over, and over....

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

eric jaquier

Thanks to my brother for sending me a link to Swiss photographer Eric Jacquier's site, and especially to his photos of Burley, Leeds, taken in the late 1960s.

Monday, 7 January 2008

hello there, 2008

Happy new year all.

One thing the festive period brought with it was my new niece, Hannah. She was born on Christmas Eve and here's a picture of the wee bairn, looking thrilled to bits that she's going to be lumbered with one present a year from now on in:

Family aside: It's been nice to start 2008 with some fun work:

I've just finished a 7" single cover for a British indie band called
i concur (I'll post some pics once I've got the okay from them but, you know, they seem to like it) and I'm also starting work on a new book about rock music for Time Out.

I've got ten full-page drawings to do for the book, each illustrating an essay by an established rock-critic (among them
Peter Shapiro and Gary Mulholland). One of the pieces mentioned Neil Young and reading it led me back to this book, which I can't recommend highly enough: