William Shatner

“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.

Monty Don

A new portrait of TV’s most reassuring gardener. Like Monty Don, I’m also growing tomatoes in my back garden but not many are looking that red yet, or are as big as Monty’s. Fingers crossed though.

This is the 2nd time I’ve done our Monty. The first one was a traditional number: ink, pencil, crayon and all that. This one, however, is drawn straight into Photoshop with my Wacom tablet.