Wednesday, 14 January 2015

January Sale

I'm having a January sale in my online shop - use coupon code JANUARYBLUES for a 25% discount - in addition you'll get an original drawing too.  This whale is going out with the next order. GO!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Favourite things of 2014

Here are some of my favourite things from 2014.
























Albums

Jane Weaver 'The Silver Globe'
Mogwai 'Rave Tapes'
Mica Levi 'Under the Skin' OST

Other notable mentions; Shellac, Scott Walker and Sunn O))), The Soundcarriers and Fumaca Preta.

Older records that I either found or already had but caned the shit out of; John Wizards self-titled lp, 'Superwolf' by Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney and Slint's 'Spiderland'.


























Films

'Under the Skin'
'Her'
'Marvellous'

Other good 'uns; 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', 'The Babadook', 'Pride', 'Breadcrumb Trail', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' (although technically I saw that 2015)...

Older films I saw for the first time and loved; 'All That Jazz', 'Romance and Cigarettes', 'High Noon', 'Wake in Fright', 'Robin Redbreast', 'Kwaidan', 'Faust', 'Videodrome', 'We Are Best' and pick of the lot documentary 'Jodorowsky's Dune'.

























Books

2014 was meant to be my big reading year.  Didn't pan out.  I read a lot of graphic novels and comics but not many books.  This year will be different with new Kindle to guide me...

'The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966' by Richard Brautigan
'Far Out isn't Far Enough: Life in the Back of Beyond' by Tomi Hungerer
'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

Others; 'Our Band Could Be Your Life' by Micheal Azerrad, 'The Encyclopedia of Early Earth' by Isabel Greenberg and 'How to Be Happy' by Eleanor Davis.

Image won at Comics with titles like the brilliant 'Rat Queens', 'Saga' and 'Rasputin'.  They even tricked me into liking fantastical wizard shit via 'Tooth and Claw' but we'll se how that pans out once I get over the stunning artwork.

















Gigs

Shellac.
Primavera 2014.
Fuck. In. Hell.

One of the best gigs of my life.

Other notable mentions; Mogwai (Primavera), Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney (St Johns Church, London) and Goblin (Electric Ballroom, London).


























The rest

Contributing an illustration to the Little White Lies book 'What I Love About Movies, doing a poster for 'Rosemary's Baby' for Film 4, Somerset House and Print Club [and Mia Farrow liking it], working with Protein on the ASOS/Lynx charity t shirt project, Puck Collective at Pick Me Up, The London Illustration Fair and the amazing Puck Trumps (even if I do say so myself...), learning to love screenprinting again at Thames Barrier Print, my new shared studio, being able to cycle to my new shared studio, Primavera 2014, Margate over New Year's Eve, Crafty Fox markets and teaching at BRIT Kids plus lots I've probably forgotten.

This year I need to focus on finishing some projects off that have been hanging around for far too fucking long.  And drawing more.  I've just noticed this bears an uncanny resemblance to how I signed off last years round up.  EEK.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Crafty Fox Peckham

I'll be at Crafty Fox this Sunday in Peckham selling my wares and being generally very festive.  More details here.  I'll have a bunch of prints - some exclusives - and many cheaper than in my web shop.

The first person to smuggle me in a can of stella can have a boozy Robin card for free too (saving you a whole two pounds!).  


'What a beautiful way to die - as a falling star' screenprint for Gallery 1988

I've got a new screenprint in the Gallery 1988 group show Crazy for Cult 8 in LA.  'What a beautiful way to die - as a falling star' is a three colour print inspired by the John Carpenter movie 'Dark Star' which coincidentally is being screened at the BFI in the next few weeks as part of the 'Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder' season.  I've been luck enough to see 2001 and Alien there already and Dark Star is equally as good.  Well maybe not quite but I've loved it since I was a teenager (which is more than can be said about the other two; way too slow for the 15 year old me...) so Pinback et al have a special place in my heart.  

So if you're in LA go to the exhibition.  And if you're in London go see Dark Star on the big screen and marvel at the joyous special effects and beards.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

'Daughter of the Sun' limited edition print

My new screenprint for the London Illustration Fair is available to buy now from my shop. The piece is loosely inspired by elements of Folklore, Paganism, femininity, astrology and the Sharon Tandy song of the same name (which you should all listen to immediately if not sooner because it's a fucking beast).


Postal dates for Christmas are getting tight now too so if you're in the US don't hang around as tomorrow is the final day to ship for prints to arrive before Christmas. 

I'm selling prints and original artwork at Crafty Fox this Sunday as well; pop by and say hello!






Thursday, 4 December 2014

The London Illustration Fair 2014

Puck Collective will be exhibiting at the London Illustration Fair this weekend.  I have a new screen print 'Daughter of the Sun' alongside brand new artwork and prints by members of Puck.  The exhibition runs from Friday until Sunday and also features Jean Jullien, Mr Bingo and Supermundane to name a few.  More info here.

Puck Collective have also updated their website which is well worth a look.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

'Dance, Dance, Dance' original for Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland asked me to contribute some original artwork for an online auction of postcards to raise money for their cause and this is the piece I sent them.  All the work is online here and you can bid for each piece by following the guidelines on the website.

'Dance Dance Dance' was drawn in Indian ink and watercolours.