Friday, 23 September 2011

Head Worms

Your guess is as good as mine.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Couple of editorial illustrations

Here are two illustrations for Swiss business magazine Bilan. Fairly unsavoury subject matter (claiming prostitutes as non-taxable business expenses. Don't know what the slant of the article was, but the AD was very keen the illustrations featured sexy ladies!) but hey. I have to eat. They're not the most dynamic illustrations I've ever done, but as they were completed in around 20 hours of work, I'm pleased with how they turned out. Also, I think they are probably my first bit of editorial work! Milestone!

Kubla Khan

Here's the first page of an illustrated version of Coleridge's weird little poem about Kubla(i) Khan. I completed this when feverish and ill (probably self inflicted thanks to colliding deadlines) so it looks a little crazy to my healthy eyes (what sane person would pick THAT green? What's up with the trees? Why is the wailing woman so small? etc). It's going to be in the first (or maybe second? unsure) volume of The Graphic Canon, along with my attempt at adapting book 3 of the Iliad!

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Here's a recently completed project - the wrap-around cover for the band Cormorant's next release. It was an epic undertaking, the band were very clear that they wanted a medieval style tower packed with illustrative interpretations of the songs on the record. With a snake. And a war. And creepy angels. And a flying machine. And a screaming mob. And... you get the idea. There were times I thought it was impossible.  I think I'm most pleased with the text treatment of the title - those calligraphy classes in college finally paid off! Looking forward to seeing how it looks on a CD!

If you want to know more about the band, or the release, the official page is here.

Monday, 5 September 2011