Monday, 6 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

influence map

(I'm a bit late to this, but) I've seen a fair few of these 'influence maps' on other cartoon blogs and fancied a go myself.

Of course, it's not exhaustive (how can it be) but it's fair to say that everyone on there has made want to pick up a pencil and have a go myself.

jarvis #2

As news of Pulp's reformation is all over the web, I've had another crack at drawing Jarvis Cocker (not the modern bearded version, as such, but certainly a more recent version than
this one).

It's just pencil and a quick bit of photoshopping at this stage, but I might work this up into something more finished.

windy day

Belvedere Station. 8.15am, 11th November. Click for larger, etc etc.

Monday, 25 October 2010

hallowe'en 2010

A drawing for Sunday. Have a spoooOOOoky week, everyone. Here's a Spotify playlist to get you even more in the mood.

Friday, 22 October 2010

with apologies to shelton and kahlo

After a bit of online japery with Mike, here's a quick 'Fat Frida's Cat'.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Alice Neel's 'The Family (John Gruen, Jane Wilson and Julia)'

I saw this 1970 painting of Neel's in the flesh on Sunday, and loved every inch of it. Exaggerated, beautiful and full of life. And I like the way you can work out the character of each subject from their shoes; the ones on the left are stylish as hell, but could probably kill you dead.

It (and other pieces in the show - all the 1970 onwards stuff, anyway) made me realise how one-note my drawings are; and inspired me to get some more observation into the stuff I've been doing, really. Not that I'd ever be this good, but I've realised how much I rely on tricks; and how I seem to draw the same three or four characters over and over again.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

couple of people on berwick street

Seen on Berwick Street in Soho last night, while I sat with a coffee, biding time.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

stripey socks

Circle line near Farringdon, 8.45am. 25th August 2010.

Monday, 26 July 2010

I Heart NY

Crewe to London Euston. 24th July. About 5pm.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Goodbye, Cleveland

Sad to hear that Harvey Pekar has died. I first remember coming across him in the 'Harvey Sez' column in some reprints of Weirdo, when I was about fifteen or sixteen. Since then, I've read tons of his stuff (and taken in the excellent film of 'American Splendor' of course).

There's a real sea of autobiographical comics around, and the majority of them are introspective twaddle. Yet another illustration student talking about yet another unrequited crush? Boring.

Pekar could certainly be self-obsessed, but he was obsessed with the other characters in his life, too. It made you care, and it's what made his writing so interesting.

RIP, indeed.

Monday, 28 June 2010

vegas types

From the Time Out Guide to Las Vegas.


This was for an article on Cherry Red records, from the now defunct Plan B magazine.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

milwall fc cap

London Bridge to East Dulwich. 8pm-ish. 25th April.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


I can't believe I haven't posted this already. Some CD promos for Keith John Adams from last year? It must have been.

Anyway. Have a listen to Keith here...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

this place is like a tomb

Apologies, apologies, apologies. I have been drawing, I just haven't been updating. Lots of things in the pipeline, though.... watch this space.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

scribbled on a lined reporters pad

Outside Victoria station, about 7pm. 4th February.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

the art book

Waterloo station, 1st February. About 2pm.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010


District Line, near Tower Hill. About 4pm, January 16th.

Monday, 4 January 2010


New tour poster.