Cover illustration for Marietta Magazine: Fall 2019.
Big thanks to GI Smith.
A picture of John Butler—in ink, pencil, graphite & gel pen.
“When I was 12 I wanted to be a real man: an old man with a beard, sitting at a table with a huge book full of wisdom. And what did society hold up to me for my admiration? A golfer, a boxer, a man who ran quickly, a soldier, a lawyer, a tycoon, a motorist, a pop star, a footballer. Into what kind of madhouse had I been born? And what have I become? A child, witlessly pouring out whatever enters my head. I am a madman and people gather to watch me make a fool of myself. I am not a role model. This is my protection and my security. I still long for the table and the book. The smell of an old man and an old book. The afternoon light fading.”
Ivor Cutler — ‘A Real Man’.
I don’t know what it is about bald men with worried faces. But they’re always so good to draw. I saw this guy speaking on the BBC News (I think he’s a Royal correspondence or something) and I knew I had to draw him. Luckily I got a few shots to work from while he was speaking.
Cover illustration for this week’s Internazionale. Big thanks to Maysa Moroni.
Cover drawing of Elina Garanca for Preludium magazine. Big thanks to Janneke Boeser.
Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry on Cleo—etching on perspex. Originally I thought I’d do this as a drypoint print, but I liked how the perspex looked with the ink in, so I left it like that.
In an ideal world we would see a Sid James as Mark Anthony in Carry on Cleo next to this Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry on Cleo.
Ballpoint pen and sprayed isopropanol.