A cartoon for an article about the Mercury Music Prize, written by my old Stool Pigeon editor Phil Hebblethwaite for Vice.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
Here's the front, back, and inner gatefold sleeve I designed for Future Of The Left's new album, 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident', out October 28th.
Click on the images to view them in their full splendour.
Here's a bonus close up of the painting from the gatefold:
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
A Tintin illustration for an article in YAWN magazine - What Tintin Means To Me | YAWN Magazine.
Drawing Tintin gave me a new appreciation of the genius of Hergé - he makes it look so easy. Snowy, in particular, is a right bastard to draw - Hergé nails it every time in just a few quick, unlaboured, squiggly lines.
Monday, 7 October 2013
A Danny Brown comic I made for Vice.
In case you don't know, Danny Brown is a U.S. rapper - he's fond of his drugs and his 'bitches', once received an accidental blow-job onstage, laughs a lot, dresses like a Shoreditch hipster, and sounds a bit like the helium-voiced rapper out of Cypress Hill. No idea if he likes pineapples. Pretty sure he doesn't like this comic.
Anyway, this is the first wordless comic I've done - it originally had words, but then I realised it was funnier without them. I was pretty chuffed that I didn't have to letter the whole thing, until I figured out that when you don't have words you need twice as many panels.
The inking style is also a bit Robert Crumb influenced - I thought it'd suit the druggy nature of the comic.
Here's what the first page looks like without the colour:
..and here's a few panels that didn't get used:
Friday, 6 September 2013
Saturday, 24 August 2013
I've illustrated a new eBook - 'Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology'. It's an anthology of the best music writing from the highly-esteemed music website's last 5 years, and I made 10 full page illustrations for it.
Here's Kanye West (from the piece, 'Kanye West -Sensitive Soul'), Kraftwerk done up as country musicians (for the piece 'Bring The Ruckus: Country & Western Vs Krautrock'), and Warren Ellis from the Bad Seeds contemplating the perfect loafer (Bad Seed Warren Ellis On Smartening Up).
Some of the other pics are of the Mark E. Smith, Martin Gore, Jesus Christ, Frank Ocean, Patrick Moore, and the Stone Roses.
Here's the cover, below (by Eloise Corke).
So, obviously, you should buy it right NOW, and then read it on your kindle or iPad. It's, like, a fiver.
Here's the link (for the UK): Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology eBook: Charles Ubaghs, Krent Able: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
and here's the link for the US: Amazon.com: Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology eBook: Charles Ubaghs, Krent Able: Kindle Store
And here's more info at The Quietus website: The Quietus | Features | Our First eBook Launches - Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology
Thursday, 18 July 2013
T-shirt design for the band Future Of The Left. It looks like it'll also be used (with a few tweaks) as the sleeve for their forthcoming album. I'm looking forward to making the whole package look like some kind of inter-dimensional safety manual.
More info: Future Of The Left: New Album | PledgeMusic
Here's the rough version, if you're interested in seeing the progression from the initial idea that I sent to the band, to the finished product.
It basically involved taking out all the monkeys, guns and wizards, and then replacing them with bees, circular saws and giant testicles.