Tuesday, 25 August 2009


It's a pyjamas and coffee in bed today. I should explain that it's not laziness really, more sort of a shifting of deskspace as I no longer have a chair in the space that doubles up as a bedroom and studio. Serious internet connectivity means i can't post any new work at the moment, as the world wide web falls over and dies at the enormous strain of uploading a 250kb image. That would be a quarter of the the bottom left pixel of most of my recent stuff, and I can't be beggered to resize. It would only take a minute, I am being epically lazy. Apologies. I'd go to find someone else's blog to follow in disgust at my nonchalant misanthropy. Try Charlie Brooker's.

Wedding invitations, shoes and Scarlet aside, it has been a very quiet summer. I have so many book ideas in mind, but haven't got my ass into gear before TEACHING SCHOOL starts in earnest. I should be going out drawing but have somehow just spent the last week propping up the local bars and sobbing into a Chablis, that my friends are all paid enough to eat, and I have to steal bread out of my flatmate's freezer compartment. Though on Monday i did manage to put in a couple of invoices, so watch out Lidl! Come payday, I'm going to buy you and sell you to Tesco's. Pah!

Oh a remarkable upside, I managed to empty a pub last night by trying my hand at singing Imogen Heap covers and a folk song about staggering through premonitions of death. Then i thought i'd raise the tone and a few giggles by playing Radiohead. The effect was similar to spiking, nah, replacing people's drinks with citric acid; The kinds of facial contortions usually reserved for those in the final death throws of cyanide poisoning. I think i shall return to drawing...

For those who actually hope to see some work on here, i shall use IT time on wednesday to sneakily upload something nice for you. Wait, shall i have a go?

worth trawlling through this rant for? probably not, though thanks for the effort.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Well here's an insight into the current state of play!

I moved to Penryn, quite accidently, as I was in a living pickle over contracts, appropriate tax bands and the joy of (possibly) returning to studentship!

Penryn is a lumbering relic of possibly what was once quite a nice old town, now overun with chavs and Lidl. And a propensity of drivers who singleminded seem hell bent on taking people's wing mirrors off, if not our front door on the odd occassion.
I am ruddy loving it, as you might be able to tell.

Secondly, Tom Sharpe, myself and Philippa Rushworth have now stepped up a gear on our 24hour illustrated comics proposal. If you are interested in producing an entire illustrated book in 24 hours (this may seem oddly familar to those of you who suffered the level 1 illustrated book at UCF, though I am assured we were given the option of more time) please please contact me. We have funding being sorted out to both use and exhibit at the Poly in Falmouth in November.

Thirdly, I'm still hoping that one day I might be ace enough to teach Illustration to others. So I keep up the work, and will start my Dttls in Sep at Camborne. Lush.

Oh, yeah fourthly, here is that work I've been keeping up...