Hello!

Cartoonist, comic stripper, and book illustrator. Appears every fortnight in Private Eye (Forgotten Moments in Music History), has also worked for Penguin, Random House, The Times, Spectator, Reader's Digest, The Beano (Billy Whizz) and The Dandy, to name but a few.
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sketchbook graffiti -- giraffe

Another of my 7-year-old son's captions on one of my sketchbook drawings. This one's a bit sad...
"I got him!"    "I'm DEAD!"    "What!"    "Did I?"    "WHY YOU!"    "You killed a garafe" (sic)    "Pow"

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wilbur does... The Badd Lads!

I've just finished four more pages for the 2013 Dandy annual, to add to the Winker Watson and  Robin Hood's Schooldays strips I produced last month. This time I've been breathing new life into the old Beezer strip The Badd Lads. (A bunch of inept crooks, for the ill-read among you). 


The strip was originally drawn by Malcolm Judge, who also produced Billy Whizz and Ball Boy for The Beano, and The Numskulls for The Beezer. Like my Robin Hood's Schooldays pages, I've worked pretty close to the original style...and yet somehow without finding it a big adjustment from my usual style.


I'm now working on one last thing for the Dandy annual... the endpapers, which I've been having rather a lot of fun with... 

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sketchbook graffiti

There are lots of old sketchbooks hanging around in our house, so over the last few years I've been using them up... The figure on the left here was drawn years back by my girlfriend, the figure on the right more recently by me, and the captions were added even more recently by my son...
"A gun!"     "Yes."     "How dare you"

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Random comic strip

This was going to be a 9,017 page epic graphic novel, but after a bit of ruthless editing it ended up a three panel strip...

Monday, 13 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

I See Dead Books...

...is a haunt for book buyers, book lovers, readers and collectors -- vintage, out-of-print, collectable and used books of all genres...


So, I did this logo for them a while back...



...they didn't like the clouds, so I took them out of the final edit; the above is the director's cut, as it were. Drop in to the site here.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Sketchbook graffiti

Recently my seven-year-old son got hold of my sketchbook and wrote his own captions on some of my drawings. The cheeky young pup!
"I am massive."

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Meecher framed!

Okay, I know I've been banging on about the Dandy a lot lately, and I promise this'll be the last time (for a while) -- but I have to mention this week's Mr Meecher The Uncool Teacher -- mainly because it took me twice as long as normal to draw, dagnabbit! 
It's a bit different and is a bit of a must for Meech fans, as it has a frame around it which works as a guide to all the characters in the strip to date, as well as being, well, you know, maybe quite a nice thing in its own right. I can't really reproduce it here other than as a tiny thumbnail, because I'd be hauled off to the Dandy dungeons and bludgeoned by Desperate Dan, but once again -- and for the last time for, oh at least a week -- I urge you to support this great British institution, the country's funniest comic for kids, and go out and buy a copy! Out now.


(EDIT: 12th February: I've now put the whole strip in the comics section, so you can see it at a decent size)