Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Ivan Campo

Check todays Guardian sport section for my Ivan Campo illustration. Other news my spot is still glowing on my chin? So Im staying inside listening to the Sam Sparro album which Im going to digest.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Today I mostly stayed indoors, grafting and drinking tea, "Nowt New" you say; I've stayed indoors cos I really do have a massive spot on my chin. I did at midday think about putting a pair of eyes and a smile on it whilst doodling earlier but restrained myself from this act.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Edit Magazine

You will soon be able to read the new title Edit magazine produced by Mr Golpys. In it check some work by some leading image makers including Chris Kasch, Chris Dent, Keith clouston, Rob millington, Katherine Jones and myself. Please check For more information on the magazine please email

Sunday, 27 April 2008


Its a sunday morning I've read the papers; articles that struck me were about a marriage that has dissolved because one of the parents have led a crazy pursuit to be the perfect parent. An article about insomnia struck me too, a vast industry exists to cure this malaise. But is it our modern lives keeping us awake. mobile phone radiation according to study can interfere with sleep. Ive also read the more untidy and messy you are the more creative you are.

Saturday, 26 April 2008


Visited Rotherham today to check some prints out and the 70 years of penguin books exhibition at the library and museum the sun even shined. Even Jamie Oliver is starting a new restaurant project in the town of Rotherham; plenty of operatives in hi-vis jackets working on that project. Even found a fantastic place to have a brew; which I'm told has been frequented by Mr Oliver himself, the circles I move in eh?

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Kettle Crisis

Got up this morning early, it was  a very dramatic start to the day complete in carpet slippers and underpants I set off alone on foot to the kitchen to make a brew with a skip in my step. To find out my kettle is broken it wouldn't boil the water, so I couldn't make my beverage. Readers this wasn't a 999 reconstruction, narrated by a tv newsreader this actually went down in my house in the metropolis. I need to talk this drama; this crisis through with a Tv therapist on a comfy sofa listening to ambient music. Readers if this happens to you I'm here to listen.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008


I love it when you hear  a familiar voice that you've not heard for a couple of days on the telefunken it cheers me up, moments when it catches you off guard and makes you really smile. reet I need a brew and a biscuit which I cannot endorse the brand. remember call a mate today and say Peek a Boo? 


Blimey this is blog entry one hundred; easy readers you were expecting a joke from me about making one hundred entries elsewhere in my life. I'll have you know this blog is smut free and Im a Gent, besides topics like that only get discussed in the "Tree of Trust" on a bank holiday. Its a milestone never the less; liking turning 30, getting on the housing market, passing your driving test, constructing at least one piece of knock down fitting furniture in your lifetime and being able to make at least one more signature dish than just scrambled egg with toast garnished with butter??. One hunderd eh?; I cannot give you 100 reasons why there is a current fig roll crisis. But I bet many supermarket managers complete with receding hairlines and name badges can give you the customer at least one reason why theres a fig roll crisis.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Meeting Place

Bought me the Last shadow puppets " the age of the understatement", its a cool album by Alex Turner and Miles Kane. Track 11 "meeting place" is my fave already its simply "Beautiful, sublime he says", integrating the orchestrations arranged and conducted by Owen Pallett and performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra. To read more about the album cover visit


Ive been out on my travels again over to Bolton or was it Boston, cos today we spied a fast food outlet called Boston Fried chicken. Come on hands up who produced the sign on that gig, who can own up [fess up] to that Typo. Own up now we will conduct a Geography class together; I'll wear some tweed bad knitwear and trousers topped of with a flat cap.

Monday, 21 April 2008


Travelling to manchester and back home today on the train Ive sat next to two characters who will inform some ilustration work I will produce in the near future I'm sure??

Sunday, 20 April 2008


I knew Joe would win that boxing match last night well done sir. Nowt much to report Its cold wet and rainy at my end; Ive done some miles on my bike and some doodles. But owt can happen tomoz its a brand new day?

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Sat 19th April Judgement Day

If I had my way this saturday night [neet,nite] I would be parachuting into Las Vegas from several hundred feet, dressed as Elvis just as Tom Jones has been brought out singing his anthem. On landing I would sing "A little less conversation", then take my seat and watch Joe Calzaghe fight mr bernard hopkins. Joe Calzaghe is a real fighting machine something like Robocop readers. With Enzo in the corner and the 4000 fans travelling to Las Vegas we are all behind you Joe for saturday night, all the best.


I love a big 'hello' from anyone in the street on my travels. I love walking to the shops and getting a big 'hello' from the chap with the enormous head who loves a lamb mint bake from the bakery. I love a 'hello' from a familiar voice on the telefunken when the chips are down. I sometimes feel sorry in a way for those who struggle to respond to my "hello" when meeting folk on my travels. I worry they may need to visit the charm school. I even love the chap who returns home predictably at 1am in the morning from a night out and shrills at the top of his voice "Hi honey I'm Home?", I love that chap. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2008


Here is some more handwriting skills by me that I did earlier.

Fun Times

Here you go something else to look over that I drew in my sketchbook then brought to life while drinking tea and listening to some tunes. like always?


I was thinking what is worst to call blokes who you deal with in your day to day life anything apart from there first names. Is it Boss, Pal, mate, or matey? Ive come to the conclusion its a toss up between Pal and Matey? which are not polite in my book after thinking about it but who am I? thinking about it I've probably been called some names in the past.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Geometry of chance

Here you go readers another mouse based illustration to muse over. Reet I need a brew readers kettle on.

Monday, 14 April 2008


I made the trip over to Bolton today finally; I digested the Bolton art gallery museum and library saw some great prints by Bevis Sale of Peruvian characters depicting  hat sellers and fruit sellers among others. I did a few doodles in my sketchbook whilst there one being an odd looking parrot with a funny eye. Visited a studio they made me a brew in a mug which would match a sock I have previously drawn on this blog earlier this year [ thanks for that brew]. Nick nack noo I visited the bakery which Mr McGuiness frequents in the ad bought me a nice danish. Its all good and I'll visit again.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Number One

Rumour has it Sam Sparro may reach number one this sunday with that cool track of his. If your out and about this weekend bust some moves to "Black and Gold" have fun.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Special Delivery

Ive read in a broadsheet not a "Red Top" come this autumn, Postman Pat will have more than a red van to help him do his rounds. Pat will have access to helicopters and parachutes to reach the folk of Greendale. I Look forward to seeing Ted Glen fix the helicopter when it breaks down theres nowt that man cannot do ladies round the house. He's got more DIY skills than me and TVs Nick Knowles.


Heres another doodle for you readers. its very simple. hope you like it.


Slumped on my desk do I want to renew my fishing pass for the new season for the lake and catch more carp on lonely afternoons eating homemade sarnies and feeding the ducks, do I want that new bike, do I want the Air max trainers in the 95 colourwave, do I want that new jacket, do I need that haircut, do I want a goodnights sleep probably and then some. For now a cup of tea and more thought process?

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Big Ears

Today I saw a dude with the biggest ears in the world ever Im sure. We are talking get the people from the Guiness book of records on the telefunken Now?

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Black & Gold

The stars fell out of the sky.......I wanna be next to you, Black and Gold, Black and Gold, black and gold, black and gold... If you're craving luxury electro- soul Sam Sparro is your man this crooner is a cool cat:Black and Gold is the track I'll say no more.


This morning I really needed my orange juice for my refreshment in the early hours. A lot of commuters will need juice for the car; but what juice will Gordy Brown be supping before making choices for the country, what will the ASBO warriors be supping first thing in a morning?

Monday, 7 April 2008


Not much to report but it sure was cold this morning and travelling to Manchester the hills were covered in snow it looked picturesque. Its April and Im still needing to use my hat and scarf???

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Always Listen

So I asked a wise man in the know all things jockeys and horses, "What Sir is gonna win the grand national today?" He told me what to bet on. Got home the horse he told me only won the Grand National. Did I place that bet at the bookmakers "Nah I forgot"?

Friday, 4 April 2008

Friday Night

Friday evening I've been out on the bike and it makes a change cycling without needing the lights on. The light nights are here again? he, he

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Hair Days?

Many moons ago when Take That, for arguments sake were big the first time around?; well a hairdresser told me "Being an artist you'll be in touch with your feminine side Al and make a great lover for the correct lady?", he continued "All hairdressers, creatives well they make great lovers its just Fact?". Fast forward the years ladies I've got all my own hair, I've got crowfeet, I choose knitwear wisely, Im still Single!! and Take That are bigger second time around?. If your at the hairdressers today for a haircut Good luck and listen keenly to there words of wisdom? Advice from hairdressers is for Life and I bet they discuss there vehicle of choice a jeep or a mini cooper?

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Todays Guardian

Check todays Guardian sport section the back page to view my illustration its a cocktail of Fagin, a dancing mouse, Ian Botham in the distance on a charity walk, oh and a pink elephant??

Tuesday, 1 April 2008


Its the London marathon this month. I've not run one, I'll stick with the bike?; Good luck to those who are running it after weeks and months of training. Here you go readers I've drawn some runners today while the sun shines.