Monday, 21 January 2013

Let's Draw.

I woke up on 8th Jan to hear the world whispering about David Bowie. Why isn't every day like this? I thought, to find the tweets and articles had been triggered by Bowie's return to releasing tunes at the age of 66. Needless to say this prompted a drawing, hoping to capture his chiseled, now aging, face as well as the colourful character(s) to be found inside him.

Viva la Bowie.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Miraculously my entry into the Society of Illustrators illustration awards was successful, meaning I had to have faith in Happy Birthday, Bill to travel across the miles to New York in good shape! Ever the showman, he made it in style. Here are some photographs of him in The Big Apple at the ILLUSTRATORS 55 exhibition!

If only I could have made it myself; alas, I had to make do with staying home watching the SOI's flickr set. Huge thank you to lovely fellow winner Annelin Fagernes for getting Bill's close up.

This half of the ILLU55 exhibition runs until 26th January, when it is the turn of editorial, book and advertising winners to take over until 2nd March. Definitely get down to the museum if you're in the neighbourhood, and look out for the book!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Eureka! OST

The After School Club january mixtape can now be heard on 8tracks and through our site, complete with my illustrated album artwork. Designed to soundtrack your ideas, the compilation of songs were picked by the four of us under our first theme - Eureka!

An eclectic mix of nostalgic tracks, sweeping electronica and charming instrumentals, this one goes out to any lab technicians called Terry.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


First order of the club was to make portraits of each other for the ASC members page. Here is the lovely firecracker @helloiamkate ready for the site launch tomorrow. Blast off with us here.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Howdy, we are After School Club.

A new year, a new venture!

I have formed a collective with some of my favourite illustrators: Kate Rowland, Maria Midttun and Nathan Hackett, and together we are now known as After School Club. Having brainstormed and had adventure time last year all in the name of creativity we're ready to get some stuff out into the world as a team.

Our logo is thus; a little drawing of mine. Sure, he's just an unassuming ordinary red chair, but rest assured, he loves to party.
Intending to develop the role of the collective throughout the year, it begins as a platform to create work around a monthly theme and generally have lots of fun meeting up every month for 'business meetings'. We think it's important to see the people behind the illustrations and keep up with what's going on in the world at large whilst we sit scribbing at our desks, so as well as our drawings and makings we will be sharing collective mixtapes, managing our own Book Club, and bringing you a Something of the Month, every month.

Join in the adventure at