Killing time with Charlie Watts.
“The past is who you are” said the man on TV. But I’m not so sure…
The good stuff and the bad stuff—it’s always there at your fingertips, accumulating continuously as you go about your days. Sometimes, you look back and shudder. I certainly do. But where you are right now is really all there is. If you’re haunted by the bad stuff, then you have to look it hard in the face, see it for what it is. That was then, this is now. Move on. You shouldn’t need to be defined by what you’ve done, the good and the bad, but especially the fuck-ups…
I thought William Shatner would be a good way to illustrate this. The actor who can never get away from his most famous role. So here he is, pretending he’s not at home, Captain Kirk forever banging on the door.
Bob Dylan writing ‘Jokerman’.
Drawing of Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. The man in the shoe is Mark’s deputy, Hugo de Jonge. I don’t know much about Hugo except that he is very confident in his choice of footwear.
Buckets of rain, buckets of tears, got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears. Ink and pencil on paper 44 x 44cm. Inspired by something I heard in a Rupert Sheldrake lecture on consciousness.
A cover illustration for this week’s Internazionale magazine.
Many thanks to Maysa Moroni.
Ferdinand Grapperhaus with cakes.
Steven Seagal’s biggest fan.
Illustration for The Grocer’s Top Products Survey 2020—with big thanks to Stuart Milligan.
‘Old hat’… an illustration for Res Publica (many thanks to Zeyd Anwar). This one was made in ink and gouache, and the colour and text added in Photoshop. Here are the before and after versions.