Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mercury Music Prize cartoon for Vice

A cartoon for an article about the Mercury Music Prize, written by my old Stool Pigeon editor Phil Hebblethwaite for Vice. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Future Of The Left - How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident

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

Human Death T-shirt

       T-Shirt design for the rock band Future Of The Left. Click on it to enlarge.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Future Of The Left - Human Death

Here's the sleeve I designed for Future Of The Left's 'Human Death' mini album, out October 28th. 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology Illustrations


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.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

How To Stop your Brain In An Accident T-Shirt

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.

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.

Tour Advert: 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Future Of The Left

I've designed the sleeve for the new 7 inch EP by one of my favourite bands, Future Of The Left. 
It's out on July 1st, and you can order it here: Prescriptions - Record Label
They're also crowdfunding their new album, and I'll be designing a t-shirt as part of the package. More info here: Future Of The Left: New Album | PledgeMusic

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Artist At Work

I made this self-portrait for the Vice Illustration Show, which is now on at the Pure Evil Gallery, 108 Leonard St, Shoreditch, until June 2nd.
The show is designed to give an insight into the artistic process, featuring the early versions of Vice illustrations before they get the digital treatment in Photoshop. Lots of original art in ink, pencil and watercolour.
Each artist was also asked to come up with a piece about the artistic process, a kind of illustrator behind the scenes thing. This is mine - pretty much the stupidest thing I could think of.
High quality A2 Giclee prints of this are available here: vice illustration show - pure evil gallery

Here's the B&W version:

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Desert Island Comics

The lovely folks at the Forbidden Planet blog made me an offer I couldn't refuse - choose the 8 comics that I'd take to a desert island, plus one luxury item. Here's the link:
Desert Island Comics - Episode 57 - Krent Able - Forbidden Planet Blog

Monday, 29 April 2013

Vice Exhibition

I've got some new work in this Vice Illustration Show from May 17th in Shoreditch, alongside Johnny Ryan, Jonny Negron, Kyle Platts, Sam Taylor and more.

Here's a piece about the show in The Guardian: Drawn and quartered: the Vice illustration show – in pictures | Art and design |

..and another in Design Week: The Vice Illustration Show | What's On | Design Week