Jealous Gallery recently teamed up with Heals on Tottenham Court Road for a magnificent and innovative Pop – Up gallery in the shop window. There are new screenprints available to buy, due to demand the Chicken and Sausage is now available in two new colours. To buy please visit Jealous’s site.
2012 see’s the launch of the wonderful Phoenix Comic, the new weekly comic for children full of adventure stories, comedies, puzzles and competitions. I’m very excited to have a spot with ‘Lucie’. Lucie has two younger brothers called Dmietri and Max who are rather rumbustious. Lucie loves books and sometimes finds herself falling into the stories that she reads about, having mini-adventures with the bookish characters who have an uncanny resemblance to a certain Chip and a Bean.
I was approached by Olivia Knight of The Green Thing to work on this project to promote the ‘buy nothing’ campaign. The Green Thing are a public service that inspire people to lead a greener life and Olivia Knight who I’ve worked with in the past has always been supportive (of my various past strange ventures!) and a ball of enthusiasm and productivity, a lady who makes things happen!
The animation was made by Maya Kurasawa who understands Chip and Bean and brought them to life magically, edited by Haydn Secker who made this beautiful animation the Joy of Fix – it’s really wonderful stop frame animation. My dear friend Lee who built this website got roped in by me to be Bean’s voice. My other dear friend Minneapolis based James G Everest of Late Duster fame and various other amazing bands, made the music. I met James exactly 10 years ago en-route to a warehouse rave in Old Street, we’d been talking recently about making a little project together when Oliva suggest this, so hurrah.
So the message is ‘Buy Nothing’ which is neatly contradicted by my new website which has a button that says ‘buy things’.
Hello and welcome to my new website. I’ve uploaded new work on the portfolio page and from now on blog posts will be here rather than at blogspot. The site was put together by my dear friend Lee Allan. Follow him on here
For older blogposts please see my old blogspot site.
If you haven’t seen it already, please check out the marvellous Nelson, a fantastic anthology of British comic artists published by Blank Slate Books .