Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Kick Ass

Hands up who is gonna go watch "Kick Ass" at the cinema, I'll probably have to catch it on dvd but I do like these comic book based films. This morning I got soaked out on my bike but I felt a bit better on it today.

April Fool

Well find my illustration in todays Guardian sport section about being born on April fool's day. I've just been reading about Rooney's injury that he won last night. OMG we need that lad in this year's World Cup. I hope he will be match fit. Other news I'm liking the new look Creative Review I especially liked the David james interview I love his fashion work.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Tiger Moth

Well at the time of writing it really is banging it down outside with the rain. But fear not I'm all dry, find my sporting illustration in tomorrow's Guardian Sport section. Its a Big One.. reet I need a brew and a think perhaps a bit of a break.

Portrait Time

Here you go readers summet a little different by me. Reet it's raining outdoors but its dry indoors I need a brew. We continue. Oh remember to get to Newby Hall for the launch party 6.30 pm till 8.30pm Ripon North Yorkshire.

Monday, 29 March 2010

In Line

Well I managed to doodle this above. Just read Claudia Winkleman is in line to present Film 2010 after Wossy departs. Frankly I thought that job would be Mark Kermode's but hey who am I. Reet we continue kettle on chop, chop.

Easter Week

Well readers its the start of a brand new week owt can happen. It's Easter week aswell although I'm planning to dodge easter eggs I'm planning to lose at least half a stone over the next few weeks so I go better on the bike. I was sorting some of my gear out last night can anyone give me a reason why I bought some green and yellow trainers which need to be used at some point.

Sunday, 28 March 2010


Well readers this weekend I admit should have been planned better by myself. Although the highlights were discovering the "Coinstar" at the supermarket it like an alternative Las Vegas experience for me in South Yorkshire. I also enjoyed watching Julia Bradbury pull on some waders and try her hand at fly fishing on countryfile. I must get back into fishing at some point I used to do a lot of it. But reet now I need cycling in my life I guess. Readers this tuesday evening get to Newby Hall in Ripon North Yorkshire for the launch party. My new limited edition print produced for Newby Hall  "Balmy days" will be exhibited with new work by Jonny Hannah and Ed Kluz. 

Saturday, 27 March 2010


I'm chilling out a bit today and doing a load of thinking maybe a doodle. drinking tea oh yes. I'll complete some reading aswell.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Big Read

I'm planning this saturday / Sunday to catch up with my reading got lots on the go. I want to finish some of the books finally. Its how my brain works I guess I hop from one subject to another and I get bored easy.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Today on my bike I struggled to tap out a good rhythm on my push iron. I need to eat some of them power bars. I have though completed a bit of artwork based around working less than 48hrs here is part of it.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Harry Brown

Well I've been resolving an image at the time of writing I'm still worrying and thinking it over. However readers I can tell you that Michael Caine in "Harry Brown" it's a superb movie and very relevant to Britain; fierce but very contemporary for today's Britain. Click to enlarge the image above.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Balmy Days

Today I've been dodging the rain to deliver my new limited edition screen print in Ripon. "Balmy Days" will be available from the 30th of March at Hornsey's and from the Shop at Newby Hall commissioned specifically for Newby Hall, Ripon North Yorkshire. "Balmy days is based around playful summer days at Newby Hall Ripon around the great water sculpture Tarantella. 

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Last night I was signing a new screen print. I enjoyed a prawn stir fry. But most of all has been thinking about new drawings I want to complete soon. I was also thinking about new pens I want to get my paws on.

Friday, 19 March 2010


Tonight cycling in the dark I had to swerve as some genius had thrown a zimmer frame from the car. Only in Doncaster does that kind of thing happen I'm sure. Reet I need a brew at the time of writing this.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

No Doubt

Well last night I went and watched Delphic play at Sankey's in Manchester it was a great evening. Today on my travels I've purchased a fine italian fragrance to help me smell better or maybe a bit nicer. I've even managed to spend at least five minutes today sorting more rubbish in my work space.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tail Wind

Well this morning my bike ride felt awesome It was really quite pleasant with a tail wind to propel me just a little. For weeks I've battled the wind and rain, ice and indeed snow at times. Come on Summer.

Monday, 15 March 2010

That's Mint that Is..

Well it was confirmed the other week but some of my prints will be exhibited this summer at the Aberystwyth Arts centre summer 2010 along with other print maker's like Ann Lewis and Roman Klonek and a heap of other talented artists. One of which has designed for the Royal Mint.

Sunday, 14 March 2010


I've been drawing tree's this sunday what else is there to do on a lazy weekend. I've read the papers Jason Orange we better have your scandal tomoz in the papers we have had Mark's and now Howard's. Wednesday your up Garry for your scandal. I've also been throwing out some rubbish out of my work space. Anyhow Julia Bradbury will be on tonight I love Countryfile and Julia.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

New Sight

Well today I got my new specs which have caused many comments. There was a customer in the opticians that said I looked smart I think she was just on the payroll myself sat in there pretending to be a customer. They cannot fool me. Meanwhile the sun is out at my end good times are en route.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Graphic Novels

Well today I got a new Sherlock Holmes graphic novel "A Study In Scarlet" by Edington & Culbard. Plus a graphic novel I spotted "John Broadley books by John Broadley". Not sure where I've been but this chap lives in london with his wife and three sons. His work gives a nod to Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. This book is a collection of his works since 1996 in short he is a genius. I hope on my travels I meet this legend. I'll buy you a pint or a brew sir.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Like This

At the moment I look very unshaven I look summet like this above. I may be having tripe and onions and mash for my tea. Yep I know Yummy eh!!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


This morning I've been working on an image whilst listening to the radio. Readers what ever happened to Lisa Stansfield one of her tunes was on the airwaves. At the time of writing I'm hungry, I skipped breakfast I've been working since 7.30 am its now almost 12 my watch alarm will remind me. I need food now and a brew.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Young & Stylish

I did find it amusing trying on lots of pairs of specs earlier. The sales assistant was very honest with the pairs I tried. "Not those you look nerdy,  "Not those you look too like a student", "Not those you look like a toff", I didn't want them I'm a working class hero. When the sales assistant got round to dialogue "Yes they suit you look young and stylish and hot in them" Actually I just added in them last four words. She didn't say I was hot, truth be told; I think she delicately side stepped I've got a large head.

Sight Beyond Sight

This morning I've had to have an eye test it was well over due; and yep I need new specs. I also followed the eye test up with a quick hair trim then left Donny with a Danny Dyer dvd box set to digest more of his roguish charm, wit and fantastic dialogue. Plus that lass in Dead Man Running, yep its a small cameo part but she works for me.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Turning Pedals

At the time of writing I've just got in from a short bike ride and I struggled. I have no energy today much like last night. Every turn of the pedals didn't feel great. I have done a great little doodle today. I now need food and a bath perhaps a brew.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Less Than 48

Above is part of something I'm doing at the moment. looking out the window the sun is out again, I'm liking it. On the radio they were just discussing a Cafe somewhere in this country which closes for Lunch!!!! I'm no Alan Sugar but that does not add up.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

90 Today Ronald Searle

Readers illustrator Ronald Searle is 90 today, happy birthday. Ronald has contributed to many publications and books and created the St Trinians among other loved characters. See my tribute piece above she could cause trouble I'm sure. I only hope I can have a long career like you Ronald and be enjoying my 90th birthday sipping champagne with a loved one and indeed still drawing. Happy Birthday Sir.


Well find me in todays Guardian in the sport section a piece on that man Wayne Rooney and his talent at heading the ball. Just been cycling a bit it's quite sunny out there at the moment how long will it last. Best crack I need a bath and a brew. I'm alreet we continue.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I'll Sing Again

When its Spring again I'll indeed sing again; but it's snowing again at my end, when I was en route for the papers. Fantastic Mr Fox I really enjoyed that animation it made me laugh. Reet I need me breakfast.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Fantastic Mr Al

Well today I've been doing some drawing in a sketchbook, much thinking and brainstorming one of those days. I have however got Fantastic Mr Fox on dvd to digest. I did have a fab bit of raspberry and coconut sponge cake today it was sublime with a brew and happy thoughts.