It’s nearly Edinburgh Fringe Festival time. I’m hoping to go up for a couple of days but my workload may mean I miss it this year sadly.
John-Luke Roberts asked me to design the poster for his show again this year. Here’s the front and back of the flyer. We wanted it to have a similar feel to last year’s poster (which you can see here).
I saw a preview of the show a couple of weeks ago and it’s very funny so if you’re at the festival this year, I’d recommend checking it out.
A couple of illustrations I produced for Butch & Sundance Media last week. The images are for a short movie/training programme for aspiring teenage journalists. I was asked to illustrate a couple of scenes about bullying.
This is just a quick sketch I did of a couple swing-dancing (I’m doing a bit of 1920s-30s fashion research for the comic I’m working on so I needed some practise too). My linework’s been feeling a little tight lately so I fancied loosening up a bit. Because I’ve got quite a heavy workload at the moment, I’m not getting to do much drawing for myself but sometimes a change is as good as a rest.
I was asked to produce around 6-7 pages of comic art for each protagonist (written by the Butch & Sundance team) that act as informative story interludes and sometimes as prizes for getting further in the game. I also designed some of the UI elements.
This was a big project which I worked on over the summer and I’m glad to see it’s online and out there now. Proud of my work on it. You can play it here. Here’s a couple of screen-grabs of the game:
And here are the cover images I made for each story:
Here’s an illustration I produced for The Last Xmas – a single by Steve Blood. There was a specific narrative for the illustration in the brief as Steve is planning a tie-in comic to accompany the song in 2014.
The New Humanist has had a big redesign and switched from a bi-monthly publication to a larger, quarterly magazine. It’s got some great stuff in the new issue (published on November 21st) – you can find out more about that here.
I was commissioned to produce an illustration for an interview with Simon Singh. The interview covers his issues with homeopathy and his new book: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.
Here’s the illustration:
I’ve had this warm up sketch lying around on my desktop for a few months now. I tried colouring it at one point and was never all that happy with it. Finally dug it out this morning while waiting for feedback on a project. I added some brutalist buildings in the background and used a completely different colour scheme. Probably been staring at it too long so have decided it’s as close to finished as it’s going to get:
My lovely friends Patrick and Eleanor are getting married and I illustrated and designed the wedding invite. They wanted something Art Noveau-ish with a purple colour scheme of some sort…
(I realised as I was about to post this that my friends may not want random people showing up to their wedding so have filtered some of the text at the bottom)
A friend of a mine is a Latin teacher and has been frustrated with the standard textbooks that exist. Frustrated enough to try and update them and make them more fun by making a new one in her own time!
She’s writing a narrative into the textbook that guides the kids through the educational bits in a more engaging way. With a couple of time-travelling school-kids. She asked me if I could design the main characters Guy and Fergus and draw a few facial expressions to litter the textbook with. She also needed an image of the kids going to pick up a sword, and an image of a Roman boy they meet called Lucius. It’s in the early stages at the moment, so it’ll be black and white and a bit of an experiment to see if it works. But I threw in some basic coloured versions for fun:
The designer collective Bureau For Change are in the process of setting up their website and wanted me to draw some bespoke portraits for their bio page. Had a lot of fun inking these. Here they are: