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: