Bulletins

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Unbelievably Bob.

16th September 2019
One of my oldest and dearest friends, Chris Howe, just turned 70 and we share a passion for Bob Dylan. I needed a couple of lines to modify his song, Forever Young from the pretty perfect Planet Waves to fashion a message for my birthday card. I had a bit of a block, but fortunately …

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Personalised prints

19th July 2019
  I started making these prints years ago as a project that celebrated notable landmarks, where the locations became the backdrop to the people wandering around in the foreground. Occasionally I produce images that are commissioned from scratch. They’ll consist of, say, a favourite family holiday destination; friends and memories, pets and ancestors. I’ll be …

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Marvin Scott Jarrett: Raygunslinger

4th June 2019
Ray Gun magazine came out in 1992 and  I was a fan from the start, or the get-go. The founder was Marvin Scott Jarrett, someone who attracted my attention on Instagram recently; he was being interviewed about the launch of his book celebrating nearly ten years of the magazine’s existence. To look at the pages …

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Cover Stories

28th April 2019
I’ve been making disturbing and oddly satisfying pictures of heads on Photoshop. I was going to call them portraits, but they are a tad too distorted to be confused with anyone living, at least I hope so.

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Birthday greetings and all that jazz

12th April 2019
This was done for Mandy and Jimmy when they were an item; they’re still the best of friends so I thought I’d just show what I did for their joint birthday card in 2003.

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Let’s get lost

11th April 2019
A Panic Map from my sketchbook in California in 2010 After I’d finished these obsessive little doodles and brought them home I tried a more finished version which didn’t really work (see main picture)

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Music prints (from 2010)

11th April 2019
Trial images of Keith and Stevie prepared on Photoshop for giclée print. As soon as I started out on the Stevie image, immediately the songs all come flooding back; more than you can count, almost.

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What larks. The rise and demise of Cool Grey 2 (From 2010)

11th April 2019
An ad for the brilliant Sparks in 1974. A pencil and ink drawing by stablemate John Bonis I still enjoy graphic design probably more than ever. I love the Mac and its universe of essential tools, the software that enables me to do so much that was inconceivable when I started in the early 70s.

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Degenerate Superheroes

1st November 2018
  “What do you do exactly?”  “I’m not really sure. I’ll have to get back to you on that.” Click here to see them all: DEGENERATE MENU They’re all for sale in the shop but I’ve put them all on a quick at-a-glance guide. Here you can come face-to-face with the Hate Tweet Officer and say …

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Dandy In The Undergrowth

16th October 2018
He’s called Uncle Bertie In The Jungle (In His Dreams) and featured quite prominently in a documentary about the Royal Academy in the summer. There’s Kirsty Walk choosing her teddy bears in a glass case, and who’s this next to it?

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Estrella, a study in evil

19th July 2018
  Estrella, the cat that put the talon in Catalonia (after Cat) is enjoying another one of his day-long siestas, in the baking sun on the balcony of this little house in Masquefa, where I’m house-sitting for friends.

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The Return Of The Native

28th June 2018
This print got into the 2011 Royal Academy Summer Show. I didn’t fancy its chances much; was it too obvious, too nostalgic? Anyway it made it to Room 1 – the print room – high up and out of the way so you could marvel at Tracey’s calligraphy and Humphrey Ocean’s little dog etching, but …

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Mute: Miles Davis 1991

28th June 2018
  Main Pic: A drawing of Miles Davis that appeared on my 1991 Christmas card. It was the year he died and Richard Williams used this picture on his jazz round up in the Independent On Sunday magazine when he was editor.

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First Loves: Frank Bellamy

28th June 2018
When I was seven, the only art I knew was comic art. The information conveyed with the least amount of time spent on shading, but a lot of time devoted to the important bits. Like the story.

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First loves:1969 and Doug Binder

28th June 2018
My first days as an art student at Portsmouth in late ‘68 were marked by a sit-down strike by all pupils and young staff in an effort to shake things up a bit.

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