May 2012 Glug live drawing
The nice people who organise the London Glug (a regular after-work creative drinks and Notworking event for designers, creatives, clients and friends) invited me to do some live drawing at their ‘Beautiful Summer’ event at Cargo in Shoreditch. I thought it’d be fun to try creating a movie poster on the night, and what kind of movie poster could be more fun to draw than a kung fu classic, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow?
September 2011 Raw 5 exhibition piece
It was very flattering of the boys (and girls) at Raw in Manchester to invite me to contribute to Raw 5, an exhibition featuring work by some of their favourite illustrators and designers, in order to celebrate their first five years. All of the profits raised were donated to the Wood Street Mission, an organisation offering practical help and support to the children and families in the Manchester and Salford areas.
June 2011 Painter 12 review for Macworld
I reviewed the latest version of Corel’s flagship natural media emulation software for Macworld and Digital Arts.
April 2011 The Mighty Pencil Book
I’m very pleased to be part of The Mighty Pencil ‘collective’, and to have my work featured in their first volume.
December 2010 ‘Spacenite 2′ exhibition
I created a piece for this exhibiton for the benefit of Bill Mantlo, a Marvel writer who was seriously injured in a hit and run in the 90s. Rom Spaceknight was his best-known character, so numerous artists created an illustration of him for this Portland exhibition.
November 2010 Scott Pilgrim artwork at the New Beverly
Edgar Wright commissioned me to create some artwork for a special screening of Scott Pilgrim at the New Beverly cinema in LA, with many of the cast, and Edgar himself also in attendance. Apparently a certain Quentin Tarantino was in the audience too!
November 2010 ‘Stars on Canvas’ exhibition and auction
I was invited to contribute to the Willow Foundation’s charity exhibition (an organisation which provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds in the UK), called ‘Stars on Canvas’. Well-known faces from the worlds of sport, art, design, fashion, music and entertainment including Tracey Emin, Jamie Oliver, Mike Leigh, Roger Daltry and Wayne Rooney (er, and me!) were asked to create a piece for the exhibition and accompanying auction on a small canvas.
October 2010 Time-management tips for Computer Arts Projects
Good time-management is an essential part of running your own creative (or any other) business, so I happily passed on a few words of advice to the Computer Arts Projects team. I made the deadline and everything.
September 2010 Work featured in Images 34
My Flight of the Conchords illustration was featured in the 34th annual of the Association of Illustrators, and was also subsequently shown at the accompanying exhibition at the London College of Communication.
June 2010 Illustration tips for Computer Arts
I was happy to provide a few choice nuggets of general illustration advice for the readers of Computer Arts.
May 2010 Interview for Escape from Illustration Island
Thomas James is the man behind ‘Escape from Illustration Island’, a central hub of resources for the illustration community. Not long ago they interviewed Drew Struzan, an illustration hero of mine, so I was honoured to be asked a few questions for the blog.
March 2010 Interview for Dr. Gore’s Funhouse
Christian Sellers got in touch and asked if I’d like to answer a few questions for the cult movie news site which he runs; naturally I was happy to oblige.
February 2010 Round-table discussion for Computer Arts
Graeme Aymer kindly invited me to participate in a round-table discussion for Computer Arts 172 about the ‘cutting edge’ of design. We had a fun afternoon discussing all manner of things, and it was nice to meet Jo Fernihough, Joc Marchington, Richard Neville and Matt Rice.
January 2010 Retrospective in Digital Artist magazine
Looking back on old work is always strange, but it was great to be able to round off the last decade for this new magazine, by sharing a few key pieces from my career so far.
July 2009 Psd Tuts+ top 20 digital artists in Europe
I was most flattered that Psd Tuts+ chose to feature me in their list of the top 20 digital artists in Europe. Of course it’s just someone’s opinion, but it’s always nice to be thought of for things like this.
Other artists featured were NIARK1, Peter Jaworowski, Bechira Soren, Sakke Soini, David Fuhrer (aka Microbot), Alberto Seveso, Nik Ainley, Pete Harrison, Goro Fujita, Mike Karolos, Meni Tzima, Igor Šćekić, Marek Okon, Evgeny Kiselev, Jerico Santander, Erik Johansson, Stefan Lucut, Bram Vanhaeren and Aziz Melibayev.
June 2009 Advanced Photoshop interview
I chatted with Debbi Allen from Advanced Photoshop magazine about my work past, present, and future.
June 2009 Computer Arts’ top 20 designer tweeters
It was very cool of Computer Arts to include me in their list of the top twenty designers and illustrators to follow on Twitter, along with some very well known and respected individuals, and a few of my friends too.
Also included were Siggi Eggertsson, Rex Crowle, McFaul, Ben the illustrator, Jeffrey Bowman, Matt Booth, Matt W. Moore, Wyld Stallyons, Tom Muller, Brendan Dawes, Chuck Anderson, Gavin Strange, Paul Neave, Jon Burgerman, Kate Moross, Joshua Davis, Elliot Jay Stocks, Jim Coudal and Big Spaceship.
October 2008 Sci Fi Channel UK interview
Lyndsey Cooper from the UK Sci Fi channel talked with me about my work, inspiration and influences.