Monday, 23 March 2015

Jolly Lad Book Illustrations

I made 7 illustrations for the forthcoming book 'Jolly Lad' by John Doran, music journalist and editor of acclaimed music website The Quietus. 

Jolly Lad is 'a memoir about recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood and what it means to be working class'. Maybe it's just me, but I also found it to be pretty hilarious.

It's out in June, available as a paperback or Ltd Edition hardback, it's published by Strange Attractor and it features a beautiful cover by Simon Fowler. There's also a CD which comes with the hardback, feat. music from Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers), British Sea Power, Teeth Of The Sea, Grumbling Fur and others.

Read more/order it here: Jolly Lad | Strange Attractor


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sabbath Ov Thee Broken

I drew part of this cartoonist's art jam poster, along with top underground comic artists Junko Mizuno, Savage Pencil, Shaky Kane and many more, put together by Jason Atomic at Satanic Mojo comics.

Here's my bit on it's own, below. Hmmm..dunno know why they cropped out the Starship Enterprise - that's my favourite bit :(

You can buy a rather lovely print of the poster here: Sabbath Ov Thee Broken by SATANICMOJO on Etsy though I'd advise you to be quick. It's a Limited Edition of 70 and most of 'em have gone.

Monday, 2 February 2015


I'm pretty chuffed to have some comics in this beautiful French comics anthology, out now. The production standards on this baby are excellent, with a huge foldout poster of the cover (by Mezzo) inside. Big-ups also to my translator, Donald Rasambo.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Meanwhile... Issue 2

I've got a new 7 page comic strip in issue 2 of comics anthology Meanwhile..., out now.

You can get it in comic shops or buy it online from the publishers, Soaring Penguin, here: 

There's some great stuff in it, like Gary Spencer Millidge's 'Strangehaven', an almost photo-realist continuing story about a mysterious village, and David Hine and Mark Stafford's creepy 'Bad Bad Place', as featured on the cover.
My story, 'INC.', is my first attempt at writing a longer story that isn't about taking the piss out of famous musicians. I guess you could call it Sci-fi. God knows.

Bleeding Cool included Meanwhile 2 in their Best 11 comics of 2014: 

Here's a wee review from Down The Tubes:
Meanwhile… Back with a Bang, features more from David Hine, Mark Stafford, new Krent Able strip

..and here's another from the Forbidden Planet blog: 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Illustrations for Adam Curtis interview on

Jon Ronson interviewed documentary maker Adam Curtis for Vice, and I provided these illustrations. Here's the link, it's worth a read:
 Jon Ronson in Conversation with Adam Curtis | VICE | United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Merry Aphexmas

From the Christmas 2014 issue of The NME. Click on image to magically enlarge.

Here's the rough version on a bit of A4 paper, if you're into that kind of thing:

Fun Fact - Danny Trejo (From Dusk Til Dawn, Machete) was swapped with Shane McGowan for the final version.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The A to Z of Torture, for Vice.


For Art by me, text by Oscar Rickett. 
Bonus unused letter 'I':

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Best Of The Year for the Forbidden Planet blog

It's that time of the year again - here's my fave films, comics and books of 2014 :

I'd also recommend Charles Burns' 'Sugarskull' and Terry Hayes 'I Am Pilgrim'. They'd have easily made the list, but I read them after I wrote it.