Monday, 28 February 2011


Been drawing indoors in the warmth a willowy tennis player. It took me a couple of attempts to get it correct but she's a beauty. Its another damp,wet, cold day in Donny; just when will this weather pick up. Reet I need a brew at the time of writing for sure.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

On The Telly On Citv

Well this morning I was made aware by designer Andy Golpys he's spotted my dancing policeman tee which Sy Thomas was seen wearing presenting on Citv. So far I've done belts; which footballers snapped up now it seems I'm dressing children tv presenters. Check these photos taken from the telly. Now I can say "As seen on Tv".

Saturday Feeling

Well we reached Saturday again I plan to do a few doodles in a sketchbook nowt too serious. I may get on my bike tomoz. Failing that I'll be on the look out for frogs; I spotted four just walking out for the newspapers. Obviously a sure sign Spring is here the frogs are spawning

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Kiss, Kiss

I've just had this headache all day that will not go away today. But I've managed to draw up this doodle I did a while back. Make of it what you want, but it's a bit cheeky reet!

A Taste Of College

Here is a recent piece I did for the new Bolton College it was for a guide for 14 -16 year olds to give them a taste of college life, where they can spend time sampling the courses available at the college. click to enlarge the image.

Sketchbook Page

Today I've done some work but I've developed a massive headache at the time of writing. Above is a drawing from my sketchbook which reflects how I feel today and yesterday. I feel a bit mis but we continue.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Lousy Day And All I Got!

It's another lousy day in Donny with the rain. One of the few things I've drawn is this lousy pigeon taking a Shit on a grey cube. It's like an episode of Springwatch in your living room. I'm gonna go make a brew but I'll be watching.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pens Are Amazing

Today I've been on with a pen drawing, some quick doodles in my sketchbook and I roughed out a large but fun character in polka shorts. Rising at 6am on a damp, gloomy day in Doncaster I feel I've achieved quite a bit for a Tuesday, thankfully there's been no sleet today like yesterday. I feel like I'm really warming to the pens I'm using at the moment with the recent drawings I've been producing.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Life is Ok

Well today I had such ideas... but it's not all gone to plan..... I did have my haircut by a dude who is part of a Adam and the Ants tribute band. I spent some time looking at electrical appliances can you guess which brand by todays picture. I looked at so many it made me develop another crease on my forehead. I bumped into Terry [ Terry - the T Shirt] in the bakery and discussed Wiggins success on the track over the weekend; whilst my legs really ache after bit of biking yesterday. But hey at least its a brand new week, owt can happen!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

My Legs

Well today I've done about 15 miles on my bike; but my legs feel like they have done more. Perhaps thats old age for you. I have had an idea or two for some new works so it not all bad. At the time of writing it feel like it's getting colder. I'm hoping it does not snow any more this coming week; which has been mentioned I've heard.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

In The Wild

I was recently sent this photo; someone had spotted one or two of my screenprints available at Castor & Pollux in Brighton. The menswear shop in the black frame on the wall is a limited edition screenprint by me. Currently at Castor & Pollux there is a Jonny Hannah exhibiton go check it out readers.


Today I've been resolving a large pen drawing doing the finishing touches I was getting incredibly nervous. I didn't want to muck it up. Yesterday I learnt of Lance and his retirement 2.0, I'm gonna miss that man on the Tour de france. Also today this evening I've started to read some of a biography on Michael Caine. I'll enjoy reading that and some Tintin which I keep dipping into.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Sporting Almanac of Al Heighton

Well the above image I've conjured up as promo for my show. The Sporting Almanac of Al Heighton which is May the 14th to June 14th 2011 at Hornseys in Ripon North Yorkshire. I'm currently working on works for it, but hey it will soon come around. We Continue.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentines Eh!

Well on my grand tour round South Yorkshire on Saturday; I did see there was a mass of tut on the market folk could buy there loved ones for Valentines. But hands up who got bought summet naff like a chocolate willy. Cos someone out there got one bought I bet my trousers. But then again I've lost them before in a bet. Just for the record I never bought anything for any lady. Nor got any card in the post... But We Continue.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Important Rainy Day

Today is mostly rained outdoors at my end; I've been working on a few pen drawings, sipping tea, read the newspapers and worked out what I'm working on tomorrow. I've got plans to do an ambitious drawing which will take me a while to complete. I did have a quick through the new Sherlock Graphic novel I've got myself which I'm liking the look of. We continue

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Kes Country

Today I've been across to Barnsley, South Yorks to see "Street Art" at the Gallery @ The Civic on Hanson Street. It was great to see artworks by Pure Evil, Kerry Roper, Banksy, Jamie Hewlett, Jon Burgerman and more from the V&A. It's a great new gallery space which I hope to visit again. The Street Art show is worth a visit in my book its on until the 18th of March 2011. Then this aft I've visited Meadowhall [MeadowHell] on a Saturday, now I've not been to that choice destination since 2005 and I noticed some changes and different shops today. But wow I felt old walking round there.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Dine With Me

Well yesterday and this morning and most of this week I've been working with pens. I've enjoyed episodes of "Come Dine With Me" cos it's featured some folk from Doncaster. I especially like Brian for his Donny dialogue. Meanwhile I've been reading a little Tintin with a brew or two on an evening.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Good 4 U

Well a few days ago in Donny I overheard a splendid conversation between a group of lasses in there late teens. Far too blue to do a full write up of the topic of that conversation for this blog. Some of my readers would be too shocked. But the above is a snippet of that overheard chit chat; reet I need a brew.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Windy Rides

I did a bike ride last night it was hard work riding in the wind and it took a lot out of me.Surfaced late this morning I really haven't slept well over the last week, stepped outside my wig nearly blew off. I've had a brew or two and roughed out a dude in pencil. We continue

Saturday, 5 February 2011


I think today I've had one good idea. I've lacked that spark today and I hate days like that, I must have extra brew or two before bedtime and hope I get that spark back. I'll bounce back fear not.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Tommy Simpson

I've read today that there in talks to make a movie about South Yorkshire's very own Tommy Simpson. Even better news its one of my favourite directors Shane Meadows who is keen to tell the story of this cycling legend that hails from Harworth. This is one film I'll look forward to watching that man is a hero in my neck of the woods. He even did his interviews in french and won there hearts over. Today I've been working on some cover artwork and line dancing on my own to Dolly Partons "Working to 9-5" oh and sipping a brew or two.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Garden Visitors

I've got my hands on a copy of 22 bullets with Jean Reno at his brooding best to watch on dvd. I've been busy today with an intricate illustration today with lots of bits to resolve. I've also had plenty of visitors to the garden once again eating my offerings. Always fun to watch birds on brew breaks, I love blue tits and the wrens that have been frequenting the garden.