Emily Kane

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. EK_01 EK_02 EK_03 EK_04 EK_05

Any Questions?

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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).

CALMzine Cover

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:





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Got WELL excited this week when my copy of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith arrived this week. One of my favourite comics, that, and Steve Yeowell is a brilliant artists who has been a massive influence on me. So decided to do a little sketch. It got a bit out of hand. D’oh.

My mental week by Steven Horry aged 33 and (quite) a bit.

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.