Monday, April 21, 2008


I wouldn't bother, unless you're trying to impress bigger boys as I was, for which it works a treat (he gave me his business card).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Joyce Division

The good news is that I've got a lot of proper illustration and design jobs on at the moment.
The bad news is that I can't post any of this proper stuff, and so have to keep sticking up sketches drawn in the snatched moments whilst they load... like this one of James Joyce playing guitar (recognisable by his trademark armless-spectacles).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Threadless: usbso-so

There's something compulsive about the ongoing-tshirt-design-competition at It's like smoking: a waste of time and effort that leaves you tired and depressed, and that doesn't even have the kudos associated to it that it once did.
There are so many entries, combined with the questionable taste of those who actually bother to vote on these things, that your chances of success are pretty much slim to none. And even when you get a reasonably high score (as I did with this one) there's still no guarantee of your design getting printed.
It's the comments (and the vague chance of winning $2000, about £30 these days, if you win) that keeps suckers coming back.
You end up checking compulsively, buoyed by the adolescent Wisconsin goth who claims to have laughed out loud, assuming that the silent majority are in agreement with her.
But I never want to waste too much time, and so only ever submit pretty-average coloured doodles and awful concepts... which is of course even more of a waste of time.
This week:

My Submission

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008

A moving story

Last week I stumbled across a "Flash-powered" webcomic, The Right Number by Scott McCloud, which was apparently hailed as the future of comics on the internet back in 2003. Ever eager to jump on a long departed bandwagon, I've tried to make my own. Boringly though I was forced to experiment with an old strip as I haven't had any original ideas for months.

Look at all that head turning effort that can be saved...

Thursday, April 03, 2008


I scanned in something I drew on a train and sent it in to Threadless.
My Submission
It's pretty rubbish.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008