Thursday, August 31, 2006

Inside the actor's studio

I worked out the other day that for every tshirt I design, there about 13 abandoned (and finished) concepts. Here is the Halloween shirt design you won't be able to buy, it is called "Ghost Uncle" and it illustrates exactly why someone who spends most of his time trying to make wordy and elaborate stories about land sharks and caravan parks shouldn't attempt a simple graphical motif without the supervision of an adult.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Sorry for the lack of blog posts, I can tell things are bad when the first comment appears that has nothing to do with the most recent post. The longer I leave it, the more disconnected the comments become, as if the last post on an under-tended blog is my first port of call for communication with my readers.

I'd like to say that I've been working on lots of exciting projects and painting lots of pictures, but I haven't. I have been concentrating on making the comics good after months of messing about with books and prints and the like. In late September I am taking three weeks off to recharge my fast-failing batteries, during which time you can enjoy the now out-of-print Scareodeleria book from 2004, serialised 7 days a week, in COLOUR, with new bookend comics from a long-vanished SGR character! Before that starts, we'll get to the matter of the 1000th Scary Go Round, which will be double sized and doubly alarming.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Painting for freedom

New painting up for sale on Monday, start making a pile of pound coins if you think it might be what you want! I'd put it up for sale today but invariably they end up selling three times over in the night and I have to disappoint people.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The internet: a place you'd apparently choose to read a "rant".

I spent this morning tinkering with my letterpressed card, a luxury item intended for sale in the autumn months. I thought you might like to look at the progress so far. I may fill it up with interminable curlicues or just leave it as it is.

After I drew this, I worried that it might look a bit like the 2003 tea-towel. So I dug it out, and did I ever get a surprise.

I think I've got a bit better at drawing!