Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Gentleman Al

Once again I've been out of my creative space again to collect something. On my travels I went into a bookstore and nearly bought me a copy of Watchmen; Yep still not read it or seen the movie. But I did purchase a real gem that I had to own Gentleman Jim by the legend Raymond Briggs. Its the story of Jim a lavatory attendant who, dissatisfied with his station in life, devotes his time to envisioning a world beyond it. Get your hands on a copy of this book, kettle on.

Monday, 30 March 2009


Just got back from shopping for some Art materials; en route I've spotted some frogs had a brew and been thinking about my drawings I plan to execute.hmmmmmm. reet kettle on there's drawing to be done.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sir Alan Cycles

Blimey readers, I've just read Sir Alan Sugar owns a seven grand road bike which has helped him shed nearly 3 stone. He even dons the lycra for a twice weekly 50 mile blast through the Essex countryside on a limited edition Pinarello that Alejandro Valverde usually rides. I read also mr Robbie Williams owns a road bike there all at this cycling lark.

All Sid James

Ok so I like "a reet nice pair", it's gone all Sid James on this blog readers as we hit British summer time. I've learnt this morning it looks brighter and sunnier than yesterday, Jenson "Button Moon" as done alreet in Melbourne; I've learnt today; Speilberg is making Tintin the movie where have I been to have missed that one. reet Kettle on.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Manchester is Ace

I've added the blog Manchester is Ace to my mates section; enjoy reading about manchester readers on this great blog.

Windy Afternoon

This afternoon I got truly soaked and blown about in the wind outside on my bike. Breaking off for a brew was the highlight and never tasted so good. I was even told it was my turn to do some work up at the front cos I'd been in the cafe since 12. To be honest I was so cold and wet I didn't want to move. I did spot a kestrel on route which flew low past me clutching a dead rat.

Illustrated Type

This morning I've been reading the latest Varoom magazine about illustrated type. I've battled the wind and rain to get a newspaper, we are on the verge of British Summer time only its freezing cold. I hope to get out on my bike this weekend and battle the wind a bit more. Aswell as do some drawing, thinking and some reading.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Don't Mess

I've been reading an influential book, which has some illuminating text  on Texas's imaginative efforts to reduce littering on its highways. many doing the littering were 18 -24 year old men they were not impressed with the idea of the bureaucratic  elite wanting them to change their behavior. Public official's decided they needed a tough talking campaign to communicate to the unresponsive audience, the state enlisted the poplar Dallas Cowboy football players to take part in television ads collecting litter and crushing cans and growling "Don't mess with Texas". People in texas can buy many products tee's, mugs emblazoned with this slogan on; such is the success of this campaign. 95 percent of folk from Texas know this slogan and was voted America's favorite slogan.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Flash Dude

Powered by toast and jam with a brew I've drawn this little chap; complete with a deerstalker. I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Basil Rathbone was the best to play the detective.

Blue Ellie

Ok I've drawn up a Blue elephant not sure why but it looks fun I think. I learnt yesterday they are to be launching the doner kebab Pot Noodle hmmmmm nice. I'll avoid these I'm sure, reet kettle on, we continue.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

On My Travels Again

I've briefly been out and about again on my travels; although my legs hurt my arms hurt I reckon I've got some Man Flu coming on. Poor old Lance Armstrong I hope his broken collarbone doesn't ruin his plan for Le Tour.

Monday, 23 March 2009

At Present

I've had a funny few days I just feel shattered. Apologies again if people have had emails looking like there from me on Friday. This has caused me much worry. I really do feel tired. But we continue readers.

Friday, 20 March 2009


Readers I've had Serious problems with my emails today. In Fact I've Not sent one email. So apologies if people have had emails that have appeared from me.  Please Note I've Not Sent Any Emails.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Thursday 19th Of March

Thursday the 19th of march I'm on a mission that starts 9.36am it ends 8.30pm. There will be a brew or two supped on this mission.

Fillipo Inzaghi

Hello readers I posted the Above image earlier but decided to make some alterations there were a couple of bits that bugged me. I think I'm happy with it. I was happy to see my Fillipo Inzaghi illustration in the Guardian today, I was pleased with that image. Reet I need a brew.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

St Patricks Day 2009

It's St Patrick's day I'm sure it will be much celebrated. Note to students if you want me to come and do a talk about my work etc at your college or university speak with your tutors about there budget. Hopefully we can arrange something; I shall be delivering a talk on the 6th of April to some Visual communication students. And if your studying Art in Miami, New York or wherever and want to pay for me to do a talk; emails to the usual address please.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Brand New Day

Started today drawing up this little dude with a cup of tea. Last night I slept like a log after my bike ride episodes this weekend. There was plenty of folk out and about this weekend as the weather picks up.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Tea Champ

Here is a little Tea Champ I drew up, for a laugh. I shall be doing some bike riding today me thinks. But first I need food.

Friday, 13 March 2009

21 minutes

Today I managed to ride seven and a half miles in 21 minutes. I was shattered afterwards readers. I didn't need a brew afterwards I needed a proper energy type drink.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Red Nose Day 09

Tomorrow it's Red Nose day if you didn't know do summet funny and help raise some cash for this big day. Good on Gary Barlow and his celeb mates for climbing Kilimanjaro the other week to raise cash which features on the telly tonight I think.

On My Travels

Today I've been out and about on a small mission. On my train journey there was some amusing conversations I overheard. Especially from a bunch a lasses detailing who and what they wanted to do with some lads. I did have a very nice bit of Victoria sponge cake on my travels.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Good Luck

Well; just like to wish Mike Redmond every success with his RCA interview. Good luck with that Sir and everything in the future. I worked with Mike on the Applied visual practice module probably the most talented lad I've had the pleasure to work with whilst I taught at Salford Uni. Keep grafting sir. Many thanks for the postcard from Ghica popa from Romania which turned up in the post today. Many thanks to the lady who whistled at me for being in my lycra whilst I was cycling through Donny today. Reet Kettle on. We continue.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Pop Cad

Readers this is one of my favourite images that I've produced of recent times. I happened to be on a break this aft supping a can of pop and had the idea to produce this. I hope people like it.

It Arrived

I have been digesting some tunes, doodling emailing and along the way arrived at this image. I need some fresh air perhaps a brew or two maybe a choc fix, perhaps a hug.


I had a funny dream last night, for part of it I found myself at a tanning salon. Readers; I've never been to a tanning salon or indeed experimented with fake tan. Any how we continue kettle on.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Drop It

I think I've written today off as being rubbish. I did find it amusing seeing a chap in a suit on his way to work carrying a really ridiculous lunchbox as an accessory to the suit it just wasn't working I'm quite sure.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hail & Rain

I just about dodged the rain and hail today whilst out on my bike today. Got to admit I've done a lot of thought process today; mulling over a few drawings hoping I'm gonna arrive at summet good. Perhaps the idea will arrive over a brew.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Photo Of Me

This week on my travels I was photgraphed by Eleri Griffiths. There are not a lot of photos of me kicking about; but I was really happy with this one, I like it. Today I managed to split a pair of trousers. Good job I was wearing pants today.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

It's Not Just About The Bike?

Here you go readers I've been listening to some Goldfrapp and some Arctic monkeys and Hey Presto I've come up with this cheeky image. Reet Kettle on and I'll have a sarnie ham and coleslaw, maybe summet else. We continue.

Men's Mag Arena

It has played its part in styling British men for 22 years and certainly played its part in introducing me to illustrators like Kam Tang and the late great Reggie Pedro among a host of others when, I was a young paper lad, which encouraged me to make images. But this pioneering monthly magazine is to close after suffering years of declining circulation. Arena magazine pioneered the modern men's magazine. The title grew out of the influential The Face and first appeared in 1986 [ back when I was swapping Mexico 86 footy stickers in the playground], designed by graphics guru Neville Brody, It was the brainchild of Nick Logan who created the Face, and wanted to give male readers a quarterly mix of fashion and style.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Current Climate

Hmmmmmmmm. Yep.Hmmmmmm. Kettle on, keep the faith, keep grafting.  We continue in "The Current Climate" its great. Thank goodness the rain has stopped over Donny.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Here Comes

This is a cheeky little image for you readers. That got drawn up a few weeks ago. reet I really need a brew.

Rain Today

Well readers I braved the wet weather and got over to Manchester on a mission. I was even bought a brew on this mission, he,he. Travelled back on the train and the rain was coming down on my return to Donny. Reet I need a brew.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Lisle Style

Check my mates section the link to the new blog from artist Dylan lisle. Plus the graphic work of Dan Clarke on the right in "Me Mate" section.


Today I've been on a mission. Tomorrow I'm out and about on a mission. This afternoon I met an old mate who currently looks a cross between Lee Majors in the Million dollar man and a Transformer. They have rebuilt him; he also paints quite well.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

March 09

Well readers March is upon us, blimey you should see the image on my calendar for this month. Fear not I'm feeling  better today. Reet Kettle on we continue.