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Monday, 14 December 2009


My sister LOVES the game Mass Effect, so I drew her this birthday card. There's a lot of mistakes: I haven't played the game and I suck at comic timing.
Her character looks like Barack Obama.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday, 15 November 2009


Three of my drawings are being shown in a Christmas art exhibition. Here they are, all smart and wrapped up. They look pretty cool. Hopefully they will sell, because I am short of food money at the moment*

and some more pictures taken round Norwich.

*Knew I shouldn't have bought that special hardback cover version of 100% by Paul Pope.

The Workshop

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

and in the blue corner

These are the FINAL final versions of the medical school illustrations

BAF 09 credits

I finally finished my animation for part of the Bradford Animation Festival stings. Here's another little bit.

Is it love...or toxic radiation?

Title quote courtesy of Kate Beaton ("Hark!A Vagrant!" and "Bigger Ruffs for Everyone")

Is it love...or toxic radiation

Many thanks to Kate Beaton of "Hark!A Vagrant!" for the title quote

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Trust in the Snow (woot!)

I have FINALLY FINISHED Trust in the Snow, a comic written by John Gunningham for the Christian comic anthology Parable 2, edited by Cow and Buffalo's Mike Maihack.
I'm really happy with it, it's taken me over a year. I should be cracking open a bottle of champagne as I write these words.
The main character is a man with a mysterious past and quixotic magical powers. He is compelled to wander, performing great acts of kindness to those that deserve it and teaching or punishing those who do not.

I haven't drawn a fantasy story since my debut in online comics, about nine years ago.

Unfortunately I can't post it on this blog: it hasn't been published yet. The original publishing deal sank due to the recession and we haven't found another publisher who is willing to take on a niche of a niche market publication like Parable yet.
But here are some sample panels:

Trust in the Snow sample pages

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


My sister won a free safari in South Africa last year and v. kindly invited me along (it's a long story)It was booked for this September. Here are some sketches of the great hotel we stayed in. The bottom picture is the view from the pool.I have never, ever stayed anywhere this good before.
We negotiated with the holiday firm and they agreed to let us stay an extra week so we could go to Capetown, a trip we paid for ourself.

africaaaaa 2

After we'd gotten settled in the hotel, we went out in the truck to spot some animals.

Africaaaaa photo break

My sister took some pretty sweet pictures (the bottom one is shark cage diving, in Capetown. I had to put it in even though it gives the sharks a raw deal. It took the whole of one three hour trip to get a single picture of a shark with it's mouth open)

africaaaaa 3

More safari....aand on to Capetown, where I didn't do much drawing (too busy) The penguins were in the aquarium , though we did see wild ones.
Back to work now *moan*

Monday, 7 September 2009

dammity damn

I was pretty happy with these illustrations- untill the editor got back to me explaining that he wanted the man on the gurney being defibrillated, not the woman on the operating table.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

In Africa for the next two weeks, wooo:)

but first, have some pics of the UEA campus. I have decided I like it so much because it reminds me of zombie shootin' computer games.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Key to the Kingdom

I've just finished my artwork for KEY TO THE KINGDOM, written by Lee Robson. Here's a sample.
It's being published in Futurequake's Something Wicked.
I hand-coloured this strip in ink- digital art didn't seem appropriate, as it's a horror story.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Wednesday, 12 August 2009