Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tango Launch

Next week Tango comic anthology launch: Tango Eight

See link for details
Tango Launch

working working working


This is how I feel at the moment.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


बुस्य एंड सिक्क
बुस्य एंड सिक्क
वेयर इस थिस हिन्दी किंग फ्रॉम?

busy and sick

and for some reason, in Hindi.

terribly snowed under with work.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Staple Manor

Here is a panel from my comic submitted to TANGO 8
I ended up doing 18 hours straight on it to finish it off .
It needs a 'once over', but it is too late now. Writing the story was difficult as well. It was a little autobiographical and I struggled to get a perspective on what it was that I was trying to 'deliver' from the story. Lots of loose drafts and then the final [semi-glitchy] one helped me to shape it a little more so as to waft a gentle little story from the pages.

I am very sick in bed, my head feels like it is a big heavy medicine ball. I've had no time to blog for ages. Here goes a brief one: Newcastle was fantastic. The comics exhibition at Staple Manor was fun and awe inspiring. (Pat Grant is my new hero) Our talk and round table discussion went well. The trip has made me feel it would be nice to just sit and draw comics for the next several or so months.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Busy + NYWF

Mandy and I are giving a talk up at the National Young Writers' Festival
A Short History of Comic Collaboration and Animation Adventure

We're also involved in the Comics Round Table

And as a part of TINA
[This Is Not Art]
The Black and White

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Two heads are better than one.

Drawn whilst watching Al and Jim strum and sing several weeks ago.

More importantly the animation festival has and is screening The Hand by Jiri Tri

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


She was sitting there for ages, that is until o.f. threw her a prawn.

Visiting o.f. on the weekend, and who should appear? This beautiful young seal. As I took pictures from the edge of the pier she hopped up and sat down next to me (an arms length away). When I was little I read a book called Seal Morning by Rowena Farr, it was about her time in a croft in the Scottish Highlands and how they had a seal come and spend the winter with them (and play trumpets). Ever since I was always keeping my eyes peeled for seals. I did see one on the Ilse of Skye, several years ago, who sat and watched me from the water with out me noticing it for quite some time. But this little one on Sunday was just lovely.
So relaxed. Like a little dog.
......Back to drawing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Oceanhead :: Comic Artist Rehab

Click here to go to rehab and see my second comic.

Round 7: Day 7

Thursday, June 05, 2008

June and the Nudeman

This is nudeman. He has had a tiresome day. To see more of him you'll have to check out 'rehab'.
Comic artist rehab.
For the duration of June, every 4 days, along with 3 other comic artists, I have to come up with a comic. I am a little worried and yet excited by the pressure. Amber Carvan has kindly set it up.

Also MIAF is coming up.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Australia scones

Yesterday we ate scones and spoke of feijoa.

feijoa man

Thursday, May 29, 2008

gingham chinese-burn King

Martin has an exhibition here, King

Sunday, May 25, 2008


words will come later

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Penned this morning amidst the hubbub of café glory - Bruns St.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bring on the Night

..and I saw some beautiful animations in the Umeda Building's Hep Hall - where I bought this little animation projector. I've just finished building it today.

Animation Projector

Now I just have to wait until it gets dark.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Something old, something new, and something ..arty farty - perhaps

Here is an old etching that surfaced the other day. It is one of my favourites. This is a proof on tissue paper. The finals are in an artist book (I think I did an edition of four) using text by Vladimir Holan, under the direction of Petr Herel.

Orpheus etching - 1994

Here is something new: Tomorrow by Mark McLeod. Lovely text, pared back and delicate. I think my little characters enjoyed being a part of this project.

A little comic drawn in Starcross

Arty Farty

Rhythms is an ongoing experiment. This version is really just a sketch - so it gets a bit choppy hither and thither. It's nice to watch with music - but I've kept the file size small with no sound - you choose your own music. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

What's this little fizzy-eyed chap worried about?

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Animated etchings
(See pictures for process/context)

I've created a small excerpt from the Render Project. I still haven't popped up an updated showreel, and this is something I wanted to include.

It is called Marks and was completed in Feb 2007.

Possibly I could have named it 'foul bite'.

I made a nice discovery the other day. La Faim made in 1975 by Peter Foldes can be watched on the National Film Board of Canada website. It's a great animation. + There are many more from the NFB collection now accessable online. Including Chris Hinton's Flux
Some Driessen
And Cordell Barker's the Cat Came Back

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sugoi desu ne

Rie and little Yuuki (2 weeks old), Nagoya

Arimatsu Shibori. Arimatsu, Nagoya
(Shibori is a traditional Japanese form of tie dye) Very beautiful.

Uji inu (c/o G.Bertram pix)

Exciting socks, Uji

Carp at Byodo-in Temple, Uji

Pre Ghibli coffee at splendid Minorities Cafe, Koganecho.

Kasa and Yoshi

Tengu in the snow, Kurama. New Year.

On the Hankyu line I drew some 'crits'