Monday, 31 October 2011

a wee snippet of a business card for a friend. if his website were up and running, i'd be linking the shit out of that thing because what that man can do on the spur of the moment with a saxophone is CRAZY.

aaaaaand now that back to school time is in full swing, here's an episode of 'this american life' that'll make your university's party scene look like a wet ballon:

Sunday, 30 October 2011


in my defence, we're back at uni. it's pretty intense. i've yet to follow my tutor's advice to cut sleep from the schedule, although pretty much everything else has been scrapped BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE I TOTALLY GET OFF ON THIS SHIT.

and now, naked people:

i totally suck at keeping up with what's going on in tv land, but apparently amanda (the model) was duking it out on "come dine with me a few weeks ago. c r a z y. i hope she kicked some culinary ass!

p.s. not so long ago ben folds was guesting on this episode of the nerdist podcast. hot dog. what a talented chap. the last 25 minuets of this made me so incredibly blue that i had to sell my ticket to go see him last time he was in town.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

sorry to be the bearer of bad news ms tourist lady, but there is no ham museum. i know. it's a sad, cruel world we live in.

more sketch book scraps from time ago. yeah, i really don't get your compulsion to put everything on the internet either.

also, don't you just freaking love it when you stumble across a total gold nugget of a track on your ipod/zune player/portable gramophone that you'd totally forgotten about?

Sunday, 16 October 2011

aaaaand that's that for the summer project (note to self- do something about that horrendously illegible lettering. SOMEONE thought they were going to be all super cool and slap some filters all over this on their twat phone. someone didn't notice that totally ate up the resolution and scuffed up the text to fuck. which proved to be a killer combination. and not in some bodatious 90's way.). how timely too since this was back to school week.

it's crazy. school was out for summer for what felt like F O R E V E R- but now we're back it's like we never left (er, asides from the small detail of them bulldozing our old kooky campus and transplanting us into something that feels like FUTURE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE but that's only a minor detail, right?). oh reletivity, you mind fuck, you.

and then it was time for some nostalgic holiday snaps.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

more summer project tomfoolery. huh. if you replace "places" with "the internet", you might get something that resembles a half truth.

all half ass-ing it aside, i don't know if i'm incredibly late to the party but holy moly, is reggie watts one talented mofo. if the singing, beatboxing and mad improvisation weren't enough, man can work magic that loop peddle/synth of his.

he also recently guested on the second half of this episode of the nerdist podcast. hot dog. what a cool dude. i will forever be in awe of folk who can just splurge awesome music.

Sunday, 9 October 2011







sssssoooo anyone out there fancy publishing a children's book?

also, google images may be owed a very big thank you for helping out on that last spread.

Monday, 3 October 2011





huh. on reflection prehapse doing a children's book about a small girl vanishing into the night with a tall, mysterious stranger wasn't the wisest of ideas... #questionablesubtext

oh well. at least you didn't have him rolling up in a dodgy white van with blacked out windows and "free puppies" scrawled all over the side.

SIDE NOTE TIME! here's a totally jammy blog by comic book artist sean gordon murphy about how to deal with back grounds. those are some wise words. and while you're over there, you should check out the rest of his DA page. holy moly! i cannot wait to get my grubby little mitts all over joe the barbarian/a trade of his run on american vampire




ah yes. this old chestnut. one of the things i really wanted to do over the summer was to get the rest of the macmillan book licked. ok, so didn't get round to doing a cover or second lot of end pages, but hey, it's a pretty good stab, right?

also, sorry to get all pip-pip-cheerio british on this, but what is up with this weather? it's like peak summer time out there... and then some dude in the shop was all like "they say it's going to snow before october's out." lol wut? IS THAT THE ENDTIMES I SEE RIDING OVER THE HORIZON?

Sunday, 2 October 2011

well that's one off the list... and oh boy design elements. who'd though arranging lines and letters and circles and what not on a page would take like 5 bajillion times longer to do than the actual drawing side of things? also, an awful lot is owed to chris ware's acme library. not only can that man draw like a mother fucker (while probably filling you with as much joy as a shit day in february) but his eye for design. oh me oh my. flicking through that thing makes me wish i understood that sort of thing.

some things that are currently cooking for the summer project. this might be starting to turn into a desperate scrabble for the finish line.

aaaaaaaaaaand here's an episode of aisha tyler's hi-larious podcast. although actually in this one they get all crazy philosophical on how to feel/deal with having careers in the creative/entertainment industries. it put me in a fantastic mood.