Tuesday 8 March 2016

Final post

I've decided to retire this Blog. Thanks to everyone who checked it out over the years!
For news of what I've been up to please follow me on my Facebook or Twitter pages.

Also check out my shop for all the new print releases!

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Friday 26 February 2016

The Dale Street Avenger

A tribute to the Manchester street whose NY-like charm led to scenes from the first Cap film being shot there! Thanks to my nephew Leon who posed for me as the main character.

In my store now


A tribute to the music & attitude of the Burnage born rock & roll stars!

A3 Art Print - Signed by the artist - £20

In my store now

The Mancunian Suspects

A tribute to just some of the diverse talent of the Manc music scene! Kaiser Soze has nothing on this lot!

A3 Art Print - Signed by the artist - £20

In my store now

The MCR Four

A tribute to Manchester's finest! Inspired by a classic cover by comic legend Jack Kirby (FF#49).

A3 Art Print - Signed by the artist - £20

In my store now!

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Thursday 17 December 2015

Sheffield: Sonic City!

My tenth Sheff print features a loving nod to the music of the city, all done in a homage to comic-book master Jack Kirby (FF#49).

Alongside the main figures I've also added subtler refs to many of the other inspiring Steel City acts from the past & present.

Available now from here!

Friday 28 August 2015

Supersede Man!

Supersede Man. A fun job for Samir of Supersede Media.

Thursday 27 August 2015

The Hobsons!

Cheers to my pals Carrie & Dave for this awesome commission and big congrats to 'The Hobsons!'

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Mr Red

Out this month! A red ale inspired by Tarantino's classic! Details here

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Storyboard example work

I've been working on some example storyboards to fill an important part of my portfolio. I've shown the same simple drinks advert scenario in (i) pencil (ii) ink & greytones (iii) full color to show a range of approaches.

David & Tracy Family Portrait 2

A second family portrait for my friends (and previously my bosses at DESQ) David & Tracy.

Thursday 30 April 2015

Carlton Reeve Campaign Flyer

I was delighted to be commissioned by my friend Carlton Reeve to do this campaign flyer recently. He is the most community spirited & straight shooting guy I know and I believe he would do Sheff Hallam proud as the Independent Candidate!

Friday 24 April 2015

Daredevil Homage

I've been off ill with vertigo lately but got back on the drawing board today to tackle this Daredevil TV show homage. I posted it on the Meat For The Beast Podcast Twitter page and the Director Steven DeKnight gave us a retweet! Yay!!!

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Kelham Island Brewery rebrand

I recently collaborated with The Brand New Idea to rebrand the 5 main beers for The Kelham Island Brewery for 2015. Here is what we came up with.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Daysaver poster campaign

I was hired by the nice people at Nine Yards Creative Communications to do the illustrated boxes on this poster campaign which advertises a new travel option for Greater Manchester commuters. Pretty chuffed as this will be in the Metro and on bus stops all around the area! Cheers to James for a fun job!

Saturday 6 December 2014

New Beer Pump Artwork for 2015

I've just completed these 8 pumps plus something VERY special for The Kelham Island Brewery (more news soon). These Specials will be out throughout 2015.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

World of Toys & Collectables

Here's a logo I just did for a new vintage toy & merch business run by an old pal of mine & her fella. Cheers to Caz for the gig!!! Check them out here.

Thursday 16 October 2014

World of Superheroes - T-shirt Artwork

Here's a t-shirt design I recently did for World of Superheroes! Check out their site for some essential comic-book shenanigans! Thanks to Scott for a cool job!

2014 Beer Artwork Print

I've gathered my USA themed beer pumps for The Kelham Island Brewery, plus the latest Rocket Man addition, and released them as an oversized A3 print - signed by me.
More info here.

Rye Plains Drifter

This month sees the launch of my 4th US-themed beer pump artwork in the form of this homage to my personal fave western. Clint was never more badass and questionable than as the Drifter. A truly shocking western I take my hat off to. It will be hitting the pumps of The Kelham Island Brewery shortly.

Monday 1 September 2014

Old Blue Eyes

This surly fella is about to come blasting through your neighborhood in Sept, courtesy of The Kelham Island Brewery. I love oatmeal, blueberries & stout so sign me up!

Friday 1 August 2014

Cabby Chino

This fella is due out during august from The Kelham Island Brewery. The whackier flavoured ales are my personal preference so I'm looking forward to trying this one. I drink about 15 cups of coffee a day so can imagine I'll enjoy it!

Thursday 17 July 2014

Jarvis' steamed-up specs!

I did this picture for my portfolio years ago based on a photo by Chris Saunders. Lucy Peacock asked if she could buy one so I got a one-off made for her. I had a nice start to the day as she just got Jarvis to sign it with this witty message. Nice one Lucy & Jarv!

Thursday 5 June 2014

Meat For The Beast - Podcast

I've started co-hosting a podcast with my pal James McVeigh about comics, films, TV, animation with the odd blast of new music thrown in. Episode 1 is available now from the links below. Don't forget to hit 'subscribe' in Itunes to get automatic updates of future eps. There's also a facebook page for the podcast.

Listen/ Subscribe on Itunes
Download/stream it from Podomatic

Pleasant House Commission

Here's a bit of an epic commission I did for Chelsea & Art Jackson who run the Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago and also Pleasant House Three Oaks in the picturesque Harbour Country near Lake Michigan. They asked me to create a large commission that would capture their strong links with Yorkshire UK, their home-town of Chicago, their other restaurant in Michigan, their brewing co and their renowned Royal Pies, Royal Bangers & Royal Ginger Fizz. It was also a look at their lives with their loyal dog Pork Chop. It was way bigger in scale than my usual commissioned work and I'm really chuffed with how it came out.

Art & Chelsea have had my work on show in their Chicago base for years which has been a great honour for me (as seen in this video)  so it felt very very special to do such a large scale piece that will soon be up in their Three Oaks base. Also featured in the piece is John Harrison who is a direct relative of Art and is notable for inventing the Marine Chronometer. Massive thanks to Chelsea & Art for a very fun job and I'll be over at some point in the future to try that gorgeous looking Royal Pie you promised me and hit Chicago/ Gotham City in style! Cheers guys :)

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Fantastic Moores Commission

This was a commission for a lady called Colleen who wanted a special gift for her fella Andy's 30th birthday. It is a one-off signed Giclee' on some very snazzy textured paper, printed by these guys whom I use all the time now and really rate.

Thanks to Colleen for a cool job and best to Andy too!

California Drinking

This month sees the start of a US themed series of ales I worked on for the Kelham Island Brewery, starting with this boozey surf dude. ''Vaya con Dios, Brah.''

Monday 24 March 2014

Bob Log III Gig

Here's a poster I whipped up for a gig with the legend that is Bob Log III. Our band the Friends of Batman will be supporting him which is something I'm very proud of, seeing as I was intended to go and see Bob on this tour regardless.The gig date is fri April 25th, tickets priced at £10.
Tickets can be bought from here.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Es Commission

To celebrate ten years of European Snowsport I was commissioned to create a limited print to be handed out to some of the people at their ten year anniversary party. Here it is at the event with one of the guys who got a copy. Thanks to Julian for the gig!

Zombies of the Stratosphere

Part 3 of my Rocket Men series is out this month from The Kelham Island Brewery. This month is the first time I have been behind both of their 'specials' which is something I'm very proud of as The Dunkel Devastator returns for a lap of honour.

Print collection

I was kindly sent this pic by a good guy I know called Joel whose friend James Jenkinson has decorated his office with my Steel City series. Hats off to them both! Cheers guys!

Friday 3 January 2014

'The Marshalls' commission

Here's a commission for a nice chap called David I met during my Meadowhall show in the summer. David hired me to draw his family as a heroic team guarding the Steel City. He was incredibly patient with me during a stressful period where I had to unexpectedly take a few weeks off and that is very much appreciated! If every job I did was as much fun as this was I'd be a very happy man. Hats off to the Marshalls!!!

Thursday 5 December 2013

School Workshops

For the past couple of years I've occasionally been invited into a school or gallery to run a workshop. I think it works best with primary school aged children and it's something I want to do more of. There is more info about the workshops on my website.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Pearl Harbour Adaption Ad

Following my adaption of the Attack on Pearl Harbour last year, I was again commissioned by Comics in the Classroom to tackle an advert for my part in their Ipad App launch. I was asked for more muted earthy colours than I'd normally use but was really happy with how it worked out. Cheers to Adam & James!

My chapter in the App is currently on sale as an In-App Purchase for the small sum of 69p here.

Kieran & Joanne beer pump artwork

Last month my good mate Kieran (aka Northshot) tied the knot with the lovely Joanne. It was a great do and I was honoured to be asked to draw them a personalised beer pump for their barrel of gorgeous Farmers Blonde from The Bradfield Brewery. I was really pleased with how the final printed version turned out.