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Birthday greetings and all that jazz


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. (more…)

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Let’s get lost

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) (more…)

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Music prints (from 2010)

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. (more…)

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

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

 

“What do you do?”  “I’m not really sure.”

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 hello to Spontaneity Assessor. Not literally, they’ll be too busy to talk in real life.

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Dandy In The Undergrowth

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

 

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

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 just visible enough to make out the subject.

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Mute: Miles Davis 1991

 

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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Cover Stories

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. (more…)

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First Loves: Frank Bellamy

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. (more…)

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First loves:1969 and Doug Binder

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. (more…)

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