A private commission reworking of ‘Chomsky can blast it out at will’
Cover illustration for Marietta Magazine: Fall 2019.
Big thanks to GI Smith.
Cover illustration for this week’s Internazionale. Big thanks to Maysa Moroni.
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.
Amsterdam welcomes you!
A drawing in pen, ink, pencil, crayon and gel pen.
Alan Partridge—a cyanotype experiment.
What I did was cut out various Alan Partridge shapes: hair, face, shirt, jacket and tie. The hair, jacket and tie are cut out of tracing paper, and the face and shirt are cut from thick (300g) paper. Over the hair shape I put some extra slices of paper, and on the glass that holds the whole thing down, I drew lines in the hair, the edge of the lapels, and over the tie.
The thick paper blocks almost all the light, but the tracing paper lets some through, so you can get a toned image. On the best version, I drew in Alan’s facial features with gel pen, biro and pencil.
Based on a screenshot taken from ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’.
Early evening, early summer trees from near where I live.
Sometimes, just getting a new bottle of ink is like having a new car to drive around in, or a new instrument to play. This is some nice black ink from Belarus that my friend Katsia kindly gave me.
NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden
June 5th 2019
Another pen and ink from 1998. This one did get used in the book, at least in the first edition. I’m not sure if it made it to the later reprints.