Thursday, 20 November 2008

checked coat

Waiting on the train at New Cross Gate. 19th November, 6pm.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

red book

From two or three years ago.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

blah blah

I was in the Gunmakers, in Clerkenwell, last Wednesday - waiting for Ant and trying to block out the drone from the next table.

An Italian woman was listening intently to her English friend bang on and on. The topics covered included; how great the English woman was at accents; how the English woman was from a posh part of the country but could hold her own in East London; how the English woman should really be an actress. There were other topics, too, and I'm sure you can guess them.

Anyway; rather than suppress the urge to shout 'shut up!' at the top of my lungs, I tried to draw the Italian woman in my sketchbook without getting rumbled.

(Apologies for the swear, mum, if you're reading this).

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

miroslav sasek

From 'This is London'.

From 'This is New York'.

big train

This sketch is from the second series of Big Train. I did the caricatures that Kevin Eldon's 'drawing' in it, back when I was - I dunno - 25 or something. I remember how when the coffee-stained piece of A4 with the script on was biked over, my flatmate looked at it and said 'that doesn't sound very funny'.

I can only look at the drawings through my fingers, now; they make me cringe so much. Given a second chance I'd do a much, much better job but hey - they only gave me half an hour or so to get them done, and they never actually paid me in the end. So I guess we're quits.

(Thanks to Rhodri for ripping it from the DVD).

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

big coat

Waiting at St Pancras International, near platform one. 4.45pm, 7th October.

Monday, 10 November 2008


Plan B.


Waiting for a bus near St Paul's Cathedral. 9am. 10th November, 2008.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Hergé, Goscinny et Uderzo

Sometimes I actually love youtube.

Here's a reason why: A 1969 interview from French television, where (in a group with other bande dessinée authors) Hergé, Goscinny and Uderzo compare their most famous creations*. Click the bottom right of the screen, then the red 'cc' icon, if you want to turn the English subtitles on (...and then do what I did, and trawl through the rest of quiestce88's youtube channel).

*For anyone about to ask that question - I prefer Tintin. And also for the record, I'm a Chip-ite.