Saturday, 29 August 2009

Monday, 24 August 2009

KISS painting on my denim jacket

The other week I did a painting of KISS on the back of my denim jacket. I really like the way it came out and had a lot of fun painting it. I was using acrylics for the first time in a long time (sure I could've used gouache, but I wouldn't be able to wear it out anywhere for fear of it getting wet) so that took a bit of getting used to but now I really wanna do some more! If anyone is reading this and would like a painting done on their denim jacket then please let us know.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

The best video tribute to Lt. Commander Data you will ever see!*

*Guaranteed! If you can find a better one, then please post it here.

I drew that.

Friday, 7 August 2009

R.I.P John Hughes

I still sometimes find it hard to comprehend how Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Weird Science and Home Alone were all written by the same man. John Hughes! How did he do it? I would wager most writers would have to write for years before making a film on par with Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The fact that he not only did that, but then went on to write a plethora of other incredible films may explain why when I was growing up, our VCR would rarely not have a John Hughes videotape inside it. Like most people my age, my first exposure to John Hughes was Home Alone. My father, who was a big fan of the guy, then started to introduce me to his back catalogue, starting with Planes, Trains and Automobiles (which was an edited version recorded off the telly. The amazing scene where Steve Martin goes nuts at the rental car lady - "I want a fucking car right fucking now" - was sadly omitted from this version) and then Uncle Buck. Soon I began to realise that any film which had the name John Hughes in the credits was bound to take a spot on my ever-growing favourite film list. His films are steeped in nostalgia for me. Whenever I watch one of them, wherever I may be, I still feel like I'm a kid again lying on the carpet of our front room watching them on our old TV. So I was pretty upset to hear that John had passed away yesterday. Although he's been absent from writing for a few years now, there was always hope he would make another film. The fact that we will never see another John Hughes picture is a real shame. He will be missed. I don't really know how to end this post well, so I'll take a leaf out of John's book and ask you to just picture me getting up from my desk, walking across a football field and raising my fist in the air as Simple Minds play in the background. I defy anyone to call that a bad ending. Thanks John!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Ricky Steamboat

Ouch! Portrait of "The Dragon" after he got his nose broken back in '91 by "The Ravishing" Rick Rude. What a jerk that guy was.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

"The Z-Man" Tom Zenk

Portrait of professional wrestler "The Z-Man" Tom Zenk. If you're wondering, I looked into it - that is his actual name! Tom Zenk, wow, I guess if you're born with that name you can only really be either a) a professional wrestler or b) the leader of a superhero team called The Z-Men. And he was wrestling in WCW at the same time as Larry Zbyszko, which isn't his real name but a pretty cool moniker all the same. No one in wrestling these days really has an interesting name, Dolph Ziggler being a notable exception. Ink and gouache on paper.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wardrobe Envy

Jealous. I don't have nearly as many KISS badges and patches as Craig does. I don't have Jason's rad haircut. And I certainly don't have that bitchin Joker t-shirt the Batkid is sporting! All these photos are from the outstanding Sexy People blog. I've wasted many an afternoon on this site. The photos I've posted here are just the tip of the iceberg, there's so much more good stuff on there. Loads of denim too, which I like. Go have a butchers!

"Never rub another man's rhubarb!"

Last one of these I promise! Mixed media on paper.

Monday, 8 June 2009

"You're a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy!"

Copied from an advert for the 1987 motion picture The Lost Boys I found in one of my old issues of Kerrang! Ink and gouache on paper.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Batman issue no. 424

Mixed media. Copied from the cover of an old Batman comic - issue no. 424 to be precise - which happens to not feature Batman anywhere on it. I did this for fun, but also as a submission for Robert Goodin's excellent Covered blog. Whilst it didn't quite make the grade for inclusion on the blog, it did succeed in being fun.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Record Fair

Hot damn! I love a good record fair. There was one at the Brighton Centre today. I'd been looking forward to it all week, but as it turns out it was only alright. They'd upped the entry to £2.00, which I thought was pretty steep, usually £1.50, that's 50p I could've had towards a Pepsi on the way home. Anyway, I managed to get this live Earth album, Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars, on CD! I've been looking for it for ages, was having trouble finding it anywhere. For the record, it's awesome. So yeah, obtaining that made it worth paying the astronomical entry fee. Also got Pelican's City Of Echoes which was a bit of an impulse buy, but as it transpires, is pretty awesome too. While I was there I heard these two gentlemen talking about Bob Dylan's Happy-Themetime-Disney-Playhouse-Marvel-Action-Hour or whatever the heck it's called, y'know, his Radio 2 show. This guy said something along the lines of "I don't need Bob Dylan to tell me what to listen to!" It was pretty funny. I mean I didn't tell it as well as he did it, a lot of it was in the delivery...

Saturday, 23 May 2009

"Ever dance with the Devil by the pale moonlight?"

Another drawing of Jack Nicholson's Joker. Ink on paper.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Catch the Werewolf

Copied from an etching concerning the pursuit of the werewolf who terrorized the inhabitants of Eschenbach, Germany in the 17th century. Ink and gouache on paper.

Thursday, 16 April 2009


Ink and gouache on paper.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Ink and gouache on paper.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Beatles

Ink and gouache on paper. People always call the Beatles 'the Fab Four'. In my opinion, there are about half a dozen four-pieces out there who are much fabber than the Beatles.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Prohibition Criminals

Ink and gouache on paper.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Friday, 20 March 2009


I found this comic at my mother's house when I was back home a few weekends ago. The motion picture Aladdin was released in 1992, so I reckon I was about five or six years old when I made this, my first foray into self-publishing.

I couldn't find the other three books in the series. Truth to be told I'm not completely certain I ever made them.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Harold and Maude

Drawing of the poster for the 1971 movie Harold and Maude. I made this as a birthday present for my friend Carmen. Ink and gouache on paper.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Monday, 9 March 2009

Hillbilly Jim

Retired professional wrestler Hillbilly Jim is now a disc jockey. Ink and gouache on paper.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Q. Are we not Watchmen?

A. We are Devo.

As we get closer and closer to the Watchmen movie hitting the multiplexes, I feel compelled to share my favourite frame from the graphic novel with you all. Anything referencing Devo gets a gold star in my book! Artwork by David Gibbons.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Uncle Scrooge

Copied from a Carl Barks drawing of Scrooge McDuck. Ink on paper.

Procol Harum

Ink on paper.

Monday, 2 February 2009


I got this pretty neat postcard today. It says on the back it was made by the good people at Santoro Graphics.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Sunday, 18 January 2009