Illustration

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Writer’s Blocks

I first had the idea of creating a comic where you ‘chose’ the story by rolling a set of dice in sequence to determine various possible outcomes of the narrative. One thing led to several others and I ended up choosing 36 iconic images to go on six dice, whereby you could (in theory) tell […]

Pretty Girls Make Graves Poster

After many requests, my Pretty Girls Make Graves comic based on the lyrics of Morrissey from Smiths songs is now available as a poster. To view and purchase one, please click on the image.

The Stories So Far

For Thought Bubble 2015 I decided that it was time to draw a line (pun intended) and collect all my previously published comics together in one volume. The six stories have appeared previously in various zines produced for previous comics festivals and by grouping them together it signals the end of the beginning (and hopefully […]

Merry Christmas Our Kid

It was a couple of years ago that I noticed lots of people had ‘Noel’ written in their windows at Christmas time. Being me, I just thought it would be amusing if I stuck a giant ‘Liam’ in my window and see if anyone got the joke. I didn’t, as it happens, but I did […]

Pretty Girls Make Graves Giclee Print

Due to popular demand, my Smiths comic “Pretty Girls Make Graves” is now available to purchase as a signed and numbered limited edition A2 giclee print. To purchase one of the edition of only 100, please click on the image to the left.

Songs of Indulgence

It’s a long time since I posted anything on this site – the good news/bad news is that I now have a backlog of stuff to upload. The first, while it’s still vaguely topical, is a comic strip I created for Thought Bubble comics festival last November. Myself and five colleagues collaborated, each producing a […]

There is a light

As it’s Morrissey’s birthday, I thought I’d share a piece I created a while back. It was an extension of the series of ‘Northern Front’¬†screen prints¬†I produced when I found some new toys to play with, namely a laser cutter and the world’s thinnest light box. Using the image from which the print was made, […]

The Smiths – a tribute

It was thirty years ago that a band from Manchester released their first single ‘Hand In Glove’. For the next four years they released the songs that made me laugh, made me cry and definitely changed my life even if they maybe didn’t save it. I’m not going to try and tell you how great […]

Book-in-a-Year: Foreword

It’s nearly two weeks now since I made the bold declaration that I was going to write (and draw) a book in year. The circumstances surrounding this moment of inspiration/madness are as follows: Having woken up stupidly early in the morning on Thursday 7th of March and been unable to return to my slumber, I […]

Lord Blackadder

Having already created several portraits for what is rapidly becoming my ‘rogues gallery’, I thought for my next piece I would capture one of history’s greatest rogues – Lord Edmund Blackadder. Blackadder is, without question, my favourite comedy. I grew up with it, I’ve watched it to the point of almost being able to quote […]