Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

Readers I wish you all the best for 2009 stay with us for more updates and gossip and all brew related dialogue. Happy New Year

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Chester [ Hollyoak's Country]

Tomorrow I'm off to Chester for two days for a Birthday party. Dan Clarke turns 30 he used to do all my cooking at uni and take my underpants out the washing machine and make me cups of tea. At the moment I wash my own underpants there's No lady in my life. I still cannot cook much except ropey scrambled egg. I make the cups of tea in a great collection of ceramic mugs. It's set to be a good couple of days in Hollyoak Country for this celebration; I myself will keep my eyes peeled for any footballer WAG's and perhaps con Dan into buying the tea at least once.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Sales Now On


Readers I got a new Flat cap, the Parky biography lots of smelly stuff, a tour de france book which Lance Armstrong features in heavily, a couple of cd's to play in the background and sing to. One of which I can bust the chris martin moves to. There was No lego or Beano annual for me. Well the Sales are Now on enjoy them. For me it's a bike ride on the cards for today.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

This Looks Like Christmas


Here is a little illumination which looks like a great Christmas morning to me. What's next to unwrap nick nack noo!!

Tea Bag Risk Assessment


Readers take note its the 23rd of December take stock of how many tea bags you have left. You don't want to wake up Christmas Day morning with none left. It could happen??

Monday, 22 December 2008

Confused Dog


Readers here is a little dog that thinks he is a reindeer at christmas bless him.

This Offering


So I took a hike to my local bakery on the search for lunch and on offering the lady my 10 pound note in these credit crunch times to pay for my sarnie; I had a flash of inspiration to do this doodle. Whilst listening to the best of Stereophonics in a navy tee whilst doing a funny accent and sneezing and tapping my foot singing I've completed my doodle.

This Week

The other morning I spotted a Fox on the road whilst I was out on my bike. Plus a few drivers swerving about who probably shouldn't have been on the road. I've finally won again another runny nose and cold. Plenty of hot drinks for me then on the cards. Good times its christmas this week everyone in reminding me.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Battle On

Readers I battled an evil cross wind last night on my bike ride in the dark. But have you see Evander Holyfield 46 years old is fighting the tallest heaviest boxer Russia's Nikolai Valuev that dude is big. Real Big. Finally I've won another runny nose and cold combo nice. I need a brew.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

One,Two,Three


This is summet else I've drawn up just recently. I need a brew I've got an headache

I Want For Xmas


Here is a little illustration you might have read about in my Thunderchunky interview recently.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Pocket Napoleon

Check today's Guardian for my pocket Napoleon illustration back page on the sports section. I've done a few miles on my bike it was fresh this morning at 5.45am I'll tell you for free.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Lascivious Playing Cards

Readers the fantastic lingerie label Lascivious has repeated its playing card project. I have a card in that pack of cards. Second time round my artwork is a bit toned down. I remember first time round they could not hang my work in the exhibtion cos it was deemed too rude. But check that pack of cards out visit www.lascivious.co.uk plus check the photos of ladies in there smalls.

This Kid is 30!


Readers I had a birthday card drop through the letterbox today with this photo attached. Spot this illustrator on the left with his old mate Owain Millard on the right with a Tardis in the background which was in his garden. Many thanks for this cos a tear rolled down my face seeing this. They were good times back then. Thanks

Monday, 15 December 2008

Thirty Today?


Readers I've woke up on my birthday I've gone all grey at the temples I've suddenly been able to recite fine wine and cheese dialogue and developed a hunger to make things with wood and nails and discuss power tools. Yep only I could be bought Lego and a Hungry Caterpillar mug for my birthday. Plus I got some aftershave which I'll not endorse on this blog but I smell nice. Thirty readers they tell me I don't look a day over 25.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Soaked

Today I got soaked on my bike in the rain the brew at the end of the bike ride was awesome. The other day I got two Christmas cards. Im getting popular ladies and Gentlemen. I think another brew is in order.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Xmas Cards


Readers my mate Dom Trevett snapped my Xmas card I sent him partly hidden by a mug which has one of his maps on from his crazy bike tour. I still have some of them left to send out. If Your cheeky enough email me an address I'll mail you one.

How Did It?


Readers here is a little work I've done part of something I've rustled up. Again it bloody cold again at some stage I will watch the new Batman on dvd with a brew or two.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Nice List

I found out readers last night; I made the Nice list on www.christmasbycolour.co.uk/blog.php thankyou, thankyou. I made it onto a Nice list. Reet I need a brew perhaps a snick snacky snoo? A biscuit maybe? we just Don't know!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Victoria Pendleton


Hi Vicky if you are a frequent visitor to my blog give us an email; I am Free and available on Monday the 15th of December when I turn 30 there are no plans in place. We can discuss the Beijing Olympics over a brew or two. You can make the cake I've heard you like baking cakes. You'll do for me. Well done for the Olympics lass.

We Continue


Yesterday readers I played the role of tutor on my monday slot for the last time. It's been fun for the last few years working on the Applied Visual Practice module with third years; I wish the students at the university of Salford all the best in there third year "Get Grafting". Reet I need a brew "We Continue!"

Monday, 8 December 2008

New Long Sleeve Tee


Readers last week I had a parcel arrive from Japan this long sleeve top is available from www.graniph.com it has this Bananna dude sewn on the left. Readers this is a rare photo of me apparently I look more suave in real life. Take note ladies I'm still single.

New Long Sleeve Tee

Sunday, 7 December 2008

The Lads


Readers here is a little image can you tell what it is? or where its from. There Northern working class lads done good.

And On the 7th Day of Christmas


And on the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a red top paper, a brew and some gossip! and a partridge in a pear tree or summet?

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Thunderchunky Xmas Giveaway

Get on the Thunderchunky website linked onto this blog and enter your email address to have the chance to win goodies from a collection of top illustrators in the Thunderchunky xmas giveaway.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Bonus Track

Readers its all go at this end this week. I visited London checked the Kemistry gallery and the Francis Bacon paintings at the tate among other bits. I've discovered the hidden track on my new album; its a little gem. Anyhow I need to crack on lots to do. Im trying to dodge catching flu and the rest like the masses have as I type.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

4th December

The 4th of December; I'm braving the cold once more and heading to London for the day. All going well. Fear not I'll wrap up warm.

Brewing Doodles

Be sure readers to read my recent interview over at www.thunderchunky.co.uk I hope you enjoy readers. Many thanks for Thunderchunky to include an interview with me.

Dandy


Readers check this dandy out on his old school bike. He's in a rush back to his pad "Chop,Chop kettle on". By eck its cold at my end my plan is to sit doodling by the heater, with plenty of hot drinks and vitamin c. I'm fearing I may catch cold.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Snow Day

Today I braved the cold again to trek over to Bolton where there was lots of snow. There was snowball fights and snowman construction taking place on them streets of Bolton. I got me a new album to listen to. Plus a new comic to read at some point in some free time at some point. Reet I need a brew and then need to do more stuff.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Cold Day

Today I've been over at Salford uni working with third year students. Its been cold from the word go and I need a brew at 8pm; just got back after the commute. It's the 1st day in our chocolate advent calendars nick nack noo.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

The Fog,The Frost And Then Some

Readers call me daft call me crackers, bonkers, zany; just don't call me soft; I did ride my bike at daft o'clock in the freezing fog with frost all around hours before the masses woke up to defrost there car windscreens. Im made of tough stuff!; I'm from Donny. Reet I need a brew.

Friday, 28 November 2008

In The Dark

I've done a few miles on the bike in the cold in the dark. Readers there was no one on my crossbar. It was just me,myself and I.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Two On The Bike


Readers I've hacked of my beard I look several pounds lighter aswell as several years younger I'm back on it. Here you have a romantic image of two lovers on a bike part of an image I'm working on. Plus I woke up this morning with Ruldoph Nose, ie I have a great big spot on the end of my nose I look a reet tit. Reet I need a brew possibly some spot cream.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Little Hero


Readers check my little hero out complete with flat cap and faithful companion his best buddy. I've been out on my bike and done some miles. drank a lot of tea done many drawings in my sketchbook and visited the Post Office.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

My Old Fruit


Just been mulling over the last few days in spare moments about getting older which I'm not liking at all. Some how I've arrived at this illumination.

Sensitive Teeth


Readers I'm discovering riding my bike in this cold weather is playing havoc on my teeth. Im avoiding cold foods like the above.

London Guardsmen


Readers some London Guardsmen on the march. Thinking about it I need one of them hats for the cold weather.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Beard

Readers I have a beard developing on my face and require a haircut; I thought I'd share that in the tree of trust with you.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Talented Bunny


Not only as Ricky Hatton won his boxing match I've heard. This talented bunny can stand balanced on a ball and still balance two cups of tea. No high-vis jacket is involved, don't let your house rabbitt attempt this one at home.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Not Mika Week?

Well readers its saturday I'll be braving the cold this afternoon on my bike; thermals will be worn. Oh it's not Mika week it's Take That week on the X factor. Watch it with a brew and biscuits. I shall be attempting some more doodles.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Wednesday the 19th

Went over to Nottingham this wednesday to collect things. I managed some splendid doodles waiting at the train station and one brew on the train while talking to a collection of people along the way. Oh and I had some work in the Guardian.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

New Prints Just In Time For Christmas


Readers this is a limited edition A4 screenprint 50 produced get in quick they look great in any loft apartment mounted on a wall. email me at me@alanheighton.co.uk

New Prints Just In Time For Christmas


Readers this is an A3 screenprint limited to a number of 50 if interested email me at me@alanheighton.co.uk

New Prints Just In Time For Christmas

New Prints Just In Time For Christmas


Readers here is a batch of images produced as limited edition screenprints ideas for xmas presents to decorate that living space you own. If interested email me at me@alanheighton.co.uk

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Bird And Brolly


Readers here is a little bird using it's brain. "It's the rain use your brain buy a brolly". Today I've managed a few miles on my bike.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Thirty??

Readers It just hit home in exactly a months time I turn 30, hmmmmmmm. I managed a few miles on my bike today and my legs have felt the short ride. Suprisingly I've only had one cup of tea today that's a first. We continue. 

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Alan Aldridge

Readers on the 13th of Novemver 2008 I visited the design museum and checked the Alan Aldridge show out its amazing get there and check it out, it's worth a visit. Loads of drawings to digest crammed in. I enjoyed London yesterday in the rain with my brolly.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Tea Heads


Readers here you go another tea based image?

Rapha


My good mate Phil Drury sent me this postcard team photo of the Rapha cycling squad. I hate it when they crop me and phil out the squad. I was to the left of Chris Newton the one in the suit and tie combo he went to the olympics at Beijing. Phil was to the right by Dean Downing R Deano from r neck of the woods South Yorkshire. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Christmas By Colour


Readers the lovely folk at Raw design have put together a festive project visit www.christmasbycolour.co.uk they invited me But simply select a Pantone colour that you associate christmas with it can be funny or literal. Personally I'm a little daft I selected Brown DS318-1C I require a flat cap, scarf combo the same hue as the trunk of the xmas tree. But hey that's just me.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Ferret And The Hoop


Readers here is hardman Barry with Troy the death defying ferret showing true northern grit has he prepares to jump the pint of Guinness and jump through the Hoop which is on fire??

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Falling Leaves


Readers here is an Autumnal illustration for you I'm sure hundreds of keen folk working in gardens are sick of sweeping up the leaves. But take time out and digest the colour of the leaves with a brew it's one of the best times of the year.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Lone Lover?


Readers check this Lone Ranger generating lots of love, he doesn't get to make movies anymore this is where he works and hangs out. At least he ain't shelf stacking.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

My Mail


Readers Look what the postman has delivered me this morning from Paul Smith himself. I'll admit I failed to earn the Blue Peter Badge or gain a grade C at GCSE Mathematics But this little card makes up for that.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Cat Eats


readers this cheeky little fella has been feeding the cat. Must be the credit crunch he couldn't afford the can of cat food or afford fish food so he fed the fish to the cat.

Just Cold

Its been a real couple of cold days going out on the bike in lycra. But worry not the doodling has still happened indoors in the warmth. Reet I do need food and to find the switch for my heater then find out how Lewis Hamilton is doing.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

In The Shops


Christmas imagery is well and truly in the shops here is a bit from myself. I may use my limited DIY skills with a brew and make this decoration / sculpture for real?

Girl and Dog


Readers I was always intrigued with Inspector Gadget; the relationship in particular between the Girl and the dog in that cartoon. They were the brains of that outfit beating crime. Here is a little doodle of a girl and a dog.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Gent & A Pink Bird?


Something that got drawn up the other day in my sketchbook hope you like this Dandy and the pink flamingo.

Brew Genius


Readers I know this is a cartoon of a dangerous act balancing a teapot and pouring a brew into a cup balanced on my arm. But I actually did this, I was trained by David Carradine to do this and walk on rice paper. Just don't copy this dangerous pass time. Other news it was freezing this morning out on my bike. There was frost and everything I even stuffed Monday's copy of the Metro down my jersey for a layer of insulation. Don't laugh they do it in the Tour de france only the newspaper is French. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Halloween Part 2


Readers its upon this week I know, but this kid is not attending any Halloween gathering's but here is another Halloween based image. Its cold I need another brew and there's loads to do.

Kid And his Dog


Here you have a little superhero and his dog. A crime busting duo out to rid crime on the streets whilst munching sweets.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Pheasant And Chips

Sunday evening and I've been cooked up Pheasant and Chips; Now Jamie Oliver and his Ministry of Food campaign didn't rustle that dish up. I don't believe Nigella has this dish in her new cook book either doing the rounds currently with all the other cook books for christmas. Pheasant and Chips readers?

Croc


Early this morning I've been interested in the art direction with some press ads for the brand with the crocodile. Lovely women in some interesting scarfs and jumpers; it looks like Wham's last christmas pop video on acid or summet. Or maybe thats just me taking the description to far. I've concluded track four "Everybody Knows" is a winner on the new John Legend album. At the time of writing this Ive had 5 cups of tea at 9.15 am. I shall be out on my bike for a ride later on.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Wind And Rain

Readers I've got lots to do. While oustside its windy and rainy and cold. But I must crack on with stuff. The kettle will be on lots today for sure fear not.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Credit Crunch Combo Dream?


Ok here it is the machine for the credit crunch; it deals up free gas for your car and free coffee what more do you want. Take a homemade sarnies to work you'll be saving a fortune readers.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Brewski machine


Here you go readers my ultimate brew making machine. Which makes a brew with a smile; perfection in every cup for sure. Reet talking off I need not a brew an early night; Im shattered.

Early Ride

I sure did feel the cold this morning on my early morning bike ride. I must be getting old feeling the cold more. Any how got the new John legend album to listen to whilst doodling and supping tea.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Guardian Tomoz

Check tomorrow's Guardian sport section for my illustration for Rob Bagchi's article on the curse every footballer dreads - being branded as a utility player.

Strange Chaps


Here you have a collection of strange dudes that have been regurgitated from my Doncaster bred mind whilst sipping a hot drink for arguments sake "Tea"; on an October morning whilst most are tucked up in bed with a deluxe duvet once bought on a slack Bank holiday monday after digesting the movie Digby the Biggest dog in the world a year or so back.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

The Wind

Today I just feel knackered but managed 14 miles on the bike in the wind in lycra. I think its gonna be a long week ahead. Peppered with more Guy and Madonna headlines and credit crunch dialogue and daniel craig 007 imagery in the media. At least I've got another Bukowski book to read plus tea bags.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Dark Nights

Its a saturday evening I cannot be bothered with Brucie and his ball room dancing on the Beeb. I thought I'd do some emails and just potter online. Perhaps shop online for the GI- joe with the kung fu grip as a present to myself. With my GI- joe I'll arm wrestle anyone that mentions the credit crunch. Or I could just mention cycling in the dark requires a good set of lights on your bike to be safe. This blog entry was not brought to you by the Doncaster Borough Council nor was it scripted whilst I sat in a high vis jacket with a red top close by.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

With A Cherry On Top?


Another cake gets its cherry stolen from a pesky pink bird. Please note just one brew was supped while doodling this image. No high visibility jacket was worn in the thought or drawing process.

Bolton Once More


Today I was up early doors over to Bolton to collect some posters I've had done they look alreet readers. On the way I bumped into Mr Lee Ford. I bored someone on the train home to Donny from Manchester to Sheffield I'm sure with my conversation. I finally finished reading the Russell Brand biography on the way over to Bolton. The sun has been out. Ive had at least five cups of tea at the time of writing. Im almost worn out this week.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Big Deal


It's a big deal being up against the clock in everyday life and living and the feeling time is against you; guilt and panic set in or is it just me. Anyhow I'll not make this entry too heavy going.