Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I went to Mallorca

Last week I went to Mallorca. Mallorca is my favourite island, along with River Island and Fernando's. I went there last year, or at least around it, for a disastrous sailing trip. This time we stayed very much on land - specifically in a villa near Pollença.

I went with 5 friends.

And whilst they all read and bathed and chatted and lolled I sat away from the group in the shadows, drawing. I did a little spread for each day, look:

Designing Daylight Saving

My day job is being a designer at Walker Books. There I work on covers, mainly, for the Fiction list. Last year I designed a cover for Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan. More recently I wrote a process-post for our Undercover blog detailing how I went about it - including a bit with tins of chickpeas in a bath.

As part of the process I also made an interactive digital cover for use online which may or may not be the first ever such cover. People seemed to like it, which was nice.

The interactive cover/countdown clock:


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Four Aces

The joke is that, in poker, any hand is a gamble. That's kind of the point.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Saturday, May 05, 2012


This situation-comedy is going to be big. Come back soon for more piping-hot culture scoops!