Saturday, 31 January 2009

Cold Snap

Well readers I braved the cold this afternoon for a bike ride, it was fresh outdoors in the open countryside. To be honest I feel shattered I've learnt keeping up on a bike with semi pro and professional cyclists is hard work. If you haven't already visit and vote for my Tee design in the contest in conjunction with Thunderchunky.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Vote For My Tee on

Readers get over to and see my tee design entered in conjunction with Thunderchunky. Vote please and I'll love you all forever.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Held Together

Here you go some more dialogue from the North I've heard before now. kettle on scarf on its freezing cold. I've dug out an album today I haven't heard in ages it's great.


On my travels yesterday I spoke with someone who chatted about their pet dog. Which made me think about my dog that I used to have. I read on illustrator's Andy Smith's blog how he found a stray dog; my mate Kes likes dogs and wants one. I know someone who will be entering cruft's. So here is my little picture of a dog.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Summet New readers that got drawn up this aft whilst singing tunes I broke off for a quick break and caught Gary Barlow playing a crook Micky Shannon in an old episode of Heartbeat. Back on top form Now Gary eh? Good to see Bill Tidy on BBC's The One show; a slot about Tripe I like it aswell Bill, Tripe with vinegar; yep love it sir now and again.

Wind Up Toy.

This would be my wind up toy should I design one. I like to think he would be running for a red top paper a fried breakfast and big mug of tea real milky.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

No Cashback

Even at the Postoffice You can get asked "Do you want any Cashback" well i did any how; those were the lonely words, I got on my afternoon excursion to the post office this aft. I only mention this cos I didn't get any hello's from anyone just nods. it can be quite funny working on your own with out any interaction from anyone after a while you seek it.

Rafael Benitez

Readers check tomorrow's Guardian; the sport section for my Liverpool manager and one Lionel Blair illustration which was fun to complete whilst it was cold and frosty outdoors.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Oh Yes

For one reason or another I wrote this up in my sketchbook. Its another cold and frosty outlook weather wise; in my neck of the world. Scarf on, kettle on "Chop, Chop".

Matthew Horne, Jon Burgerman Country?

Today readers I had a flying visit to Nottingham; Matthew Horne / Jon Burgerman country. I spotted a chap on the train, who got off at Nottingham; wearing some lovely Gold shoes. I turned to some workmen and asked them to confirm if I was seeing reet. I cannot do there accent's but it was proper Byker Grove country twang that came out there mouth's. 

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Three Months?

I bumped into an old college mate; who tells me they are having three months out to go diving with the fishes, sharks and maybe find some treasure "Fools Gold" style eh. Good luck with that mate it sounds like a fun plan and take care.

Saturday, 24 January 2009


There was a time years ago I used to chuckle reading dialogue in the Beano I used to love the word "Rasp"; I thought about that whilst out on my bike for some reason. It was very fresh out on the bike today.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Bit Of Rain

I've read in black and white; but heard on the grapevine the Designers Republic had gone bust it has indeed. A studio which had big fan base world wide and they were based in Sheffield with that little empire. For me today I rode my bike a bit in some cold rain and thought things through.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Adam & Eve

Here is a little summet of something I've drawn up. Its throwing it down with rain at my end. Kettle on, we continue and remember the Credit crunch ain't my fault.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Hmmmmmmmm. I've said that a lot over the last few days. Hmmmmmmmmm. I need a brew and then a another.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

On The Move

Today I went over to Bolton there was traces of snow. I was amazed at the the lady in the flat cap who joined the train at Sheffield; who did an amazing makeover for her day at the office in the train toilet. It was amazing. Its been another cold day and I've only had five brew's to my knowledge.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Charity doodles

Perhaps consider doing a doodle along with some celebs for on the 27th of Feb funds raised are to support people living with epilepsy. A suggested donation of a pound is encouraged along with your doodle. This is my doodle.

On Ice

This is the man to beat forget that man Ray Quinn on Skating on Ice, this chap is the biz on the ice for sure. Reet I need a brew.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Post It Note

One of the students Lee Johnson with me parting at Salford Uni produced this image which made me chuckle.

Tea Buddy

I doodled this little tea slurping chap in his dapper hat whilst listening to music with no brew myself. I will correct that situation and report to the kitchen and refresh myself with the brew making apparel a bit of brew brain training.

The Doodler

Readers see the above completed Doodler by Phil Drury of South Yorkshire aged 29. I'd completed a an illustration to be completed by Kids or maybe adults in the comic which featured in yesterdays Guardian. Phil has completed this one. It would be great to see some other versions of the completed doodler.

Tony Hart dies at 83

Tony hart influenced generations of kids into becoming artists. He showed us art can be so much fun using even the simplest of materials and pens and could be achieved by even the poorest of kids. I for one used to sit and watch him as a kid learning. He was the the first on TV teaching kids art a pioneer; which set the template for ITV's Art Attack. I believe in its heyday Tony was watched by some 5 million; the gallery recieved 6000 - 8000 bits of art each week. Tony even designed the original Blue Peter badge. Tony you were much loved by many Sir.

Saturday, 17 January 2009


Today I've read the papers, did a couple of doodles, listened to some music. I even went out on a bike ride with the lads and spotted a Deer, Yep we saw Bambi I think. Yep we stopped of for a brew en route before cycling home when it started to get really cold and the wind got bad.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Yes Sarge

When this Sargent Major requests a brew; the answer is "Yes Sir, one sugar or two". Every time jump to that kettle. He, he I like this image I think; put together whilst listening to the latest Coldplay album powered by one of them chocolate bars truckers eat, which are not for girls.

Tea Sick

Readers I've read an article or rather a Agony Aunt article on being Love Sick; but can you become Tea Sick will I ever go off Tea? hmmmmmmmmmmm. I've been listening to a lot of Keane "Perfect Symmetry I quite like track 4. You haven't told me anything.

This Saturday's Family Section; The Comic

Readers this Saturday get the Guardian and check the Family section to find the Comic I did the doodler section this week. I've started a drawing for kids or be it adults to complete. Have fun completing it. Perhaps complete the drawing and maybe photograph them / scan them email me your version. I could add them to the blog.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Dog & Parrot

For some reason I was thinking of this Pub I once in conversation referred to as the Rat & Parrot; but some how I arrived at drawing this combo while working on another image I'm cobbling together. But it's Not working out reet good. I need a brew and a rethink.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

And This

Oh I doodled this in my sketchbook and thought I'd share it in the tree of trust.

Wait A Minute

Early this morning I've drawn this chap in my sketchbook complete with his little mate.

Monday, 12 January 2009

One Man & His Dog in Hi-Vis

I've been meaning to draw this pair up for a while I spot this chap out walking his dog a few morning's a week both in Hi-vis jackets. The chap is complete with a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker they look the part him and his dog.

Workman Romance

Well I've reclaimed my Mondays to crack on with projects now that I've completed things at Salford Uni. Here is a little workman enjoying a romantic moment.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Does Lance

Readers does Lance Armstrong ride his bike in temps like minus 4. Or is it just this idiot that does rides in temperatures that cold that make your legs ache a bit. Hot drinks never tasted so good after being out in them condition's.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Work Section

Readers check the work section in this Saturday's Guardian for my zany illumination I shall say no more. Kettle on.


I was over at Salford and Manchester today. This afternoon I bumped into an old uni mate. Big hello to you Joe; good to see you again sir. My train journey was educational back to Donny listening to two youngsters today. I finally feel old after listening to there banter.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Dart Movie

If I scripted a movie it would be a Brit flick about the Dart championships with the Gavin and Stacey lads Corden and Matt Horne. Jonny Vegas would be in it devo. Natalie Imbruglia would be in it plus Rene Russo. I may have one of the Hollyoak stars thrown in among others. It would be a comedy there'd be some moral about being an underdog with a romantic twist. Other news I've had me haircut like Lance Armstrong so I can attract the ladies or even a lady. For a brew you know the score.

As Seen On TV.

My dad called me today on my mobile telefunken using his mobile telefunken to tell me He had spotted my sport illustration which is on the back page of the Guardian today, he spotted it on the Breakfast TV on the BBC when they were talking about the front page of the sport. My old man spotted my illustration on TV nice good work dad.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Gent & Bunny

I drew this Gent and Bunny up together there a dapper pair of buddies. By eck its still cold outside and indoors I'm freezing.

Minus 11

Readers it plunged to Minus 11 in Scotland last neet. Minus 9 in the south. Spare a thought for Moo, Moo's; Cow's to you and me out in fields they must be freezing and then some. Kettle on Sir? Chop, chop.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Suit U Sir!

Check this dude who's gone out and made the effort for the ladies. He loves fine bespoke suits and a brew. It could almost be me. I'm without the budget though for bespoke suits though.

Weekend Brewski

Tea yesterday never tasted so good after a bike ride in some rather fresh weather. I've got a pile of books to get reading through. More planning and doodles on the cards today for me.

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Tonight I've learnt they unveil the next Doctor Who. Personally I'll swerve that TV treat. I shall be out in the fresh air on my bike this aft. doing doodles and making plans.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

First Post

Happy New Year readers. I guess I've been up fresh as a daisy whilst you lot nurse hangover's. Not this lad I've been up early doors doodling. I watched an episode of Postman Pat with a brew and some Jimmy Neutron; I couldn't face hearing the words Credit and Crunch on the news. I hope everyone gets this year what they wish for. I for one want a brew for now perhaps a new bike at some point this year. Maybe a haircut soon.