I recently went back and started redrawing elements of the Emily Kane comic I drew for the Art Brut app last year. Mainly for a portfolio piece, but also just to apply some new stuff I’ve learnt. I’ll be doing a full colour, relettered version as a freebie download later in the month, but in the meantime, here are the black & white pages. In case you’re interested, like.
I was decidedly chuffed to be asked by Eddie Argos to illustrate the cover for his latest book, Any Questions? The Complete Art Brut, a collection of his lyrics over the last 10 years. And, to be fair, they are BRILLIANT lyrics. You can buy it here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/any-questions-the-complete-lyrics-of-art-brut-2003-2013 . I’ll probably do a post about the design process at some point, as it was a lot of fun with lots of back-and-forth between Eddie & I.
20 pence to the first person to guess which book cover is referenced by the design, and a further 20 pence to anyone who can spot the Doctor Who reference.
(Have been using a lot of red recently. Red period, anyone? Or Steve Colours Red. Yes, that’ll do).
Last night I did a little sketch. It got slightly out of hand…
CALMzine is the magazine of the Campaign Against Living Miserably. You can find out more about their excellent work at http://www.thecalmzone.net . The next issue – out on 25th November features a cover illustration of main interviewee Frank Turner and a couple of pages of other bits of art by, well, me. Hurrah! Without the text it looks like this:
So it started on the 14th August with the publication of MTV Geek’s review of The Islanders. I’d feel a little vain quoting from it, so please do go to http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/08/14/the-islanders-review/ and read for yourself. And then buy the book at http://theislandersmusical.bandcamp.com !
Then on the Wednesday I made an appearance on the Joyzine show on Radio Croydon. I was there to talk about The Islanders, but other topics of conversation included my history as a failed indie pop band, my Britpop club night Nuis@nce and how I came to find myself playing in a regenerated version of top Britpop act Menswe@r. With Johnny Dean. You can download it as a podcast here: http://croydonradio.com/podcast/show.php?HistoryID=d865576e-93a0-08af-253f-5a80ea3036db I rock up around the second hour of the show. Thanks to Paul Madden for having me on!
And on Friday I played a sold out Rattlesnake in Islington as part of Menswe@r (v3.0). It was a bit amazing. Johnny talked about it here: http://www.menswearband.com/articles/Johnny%20Dean%20interview.html and then the NME parroted it here: http://www.nme.com/news/menswear/72078
There is also video over at http://www.nuisanceclub.com if you are so inclined.