Feature – Business Boom Collective

Many thanks to Business Boom Collective for featuring my work.

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Illustration Friday – Book

Some of the Characters from my hand-made pop up book The Golden Plaice. Screen prints and pencil drawings. See more here

Leviathan 24 hour comic event

L-R (top row) Donya Todd, Dave Hooper, Stephen Noshie, Dave Smith, Pete Murgatroyd, John Kilburn, Jake Rowlinson, Chris Hunt, Joe Lyward, Tom Barwick, (bottom row) Rebecca Jones, Xander Lee, Jack Teagle and Josh Neal.

 

 

 

I was lucky enough to be invited to Plymouth University’s 24 hour comic event – Leviathan. Part of Plymouth’s international book week. Myself and 11 talented artists started drawing at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th September, the aim was to create a 24 page comic (inspired by Moby Dick) by 12 noon the next day. I managed to complete mine in 22 hours and 40 mins.. It’s actually the first comic I’ve ever made. Having also re-read The Diceman by Luke Rhineart recently I decided to use a six sided die to make decisions on what happened next in my story. This certainly helped me when I was stuck and led to some drawings I would certainly never have made otherwise. It was very inspiring to work alongside some brilliant artists.

Check out my full comic here 

Check out the others here

Getting started.

 

Pages 5 and 6. Still quite early in the day…

4.40 am .. Still going strong.

 

Jack Teagle’s first four pages. See his website here

 Donya Todd’s sketch book – see her work here

 

Pete Murgatroyd, myself and Dave Smith in the witching hours.

Book Cover

I spent yesterday afternoon with Tom O’Reilly at the Little Egret Press. Tom showed me the process of hot foil blocking using the design I had engraved. It takes a while to get the correct heat and pressure worked out but we got there in the end. Tom was kind enough to donate cloth in several different colours and even two bits of leather which look absolutely beautiful. I have not used leather before but I managed to make the cover below – using wall paper paste which help to make the leather maleable. You beauty! Check out Tom’s amazing books here www.littleegretpress.com

Posters for Final Show

My final poster designs, one black and white showing how I separated some of the characters for printing and a colour one showing most of the printed fish.