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Pixel Library

My pixel art Hogwarts is still ongoing, but this is my latest poster – the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services in it’s …

Mini Mega City One

After I posted London Calling on the 2000AD message board, someone suggested a pixel art Mega City One, and here’s the result. …

Black skies

I wanted at least one opening line that could be worked into sci-fi. This is a bit of a John Wyndham apocalyptic …

Apples in suitcases

I’m not sure whether any entrants have interpreted the ‘apple’ as an iPhone. I like this design but it’s certainly the most …

Jumping from windows

Being totally unused to Adobe Illustrator, this was the toughest of the 4 posters given the amount going on, but the crisp …

Spinning heads and deep holes

This shamelessly riffed on Hitchcock film posters and was one of the earliest designs for this series of posters, it was also …

Bathtime

This is one of my favourite illustrations in the book. Like Betsy’s Ikea Antelop high chair (cheap and very easy to clean), …

A well-earned rest

This was the painting that sparked off the story …don’t let the dragons bite. I’d bought the book Goblins of the Labyrinth, and …

At the gates

PhotoShop colouring work over the original paints completed this illustration. I love the huge goblin guards shivvering in their bobble hats – …

Ready to publish…

Janet chose this as the definitive picture of Coco, with her reaction to her newborn sister who supplants her as the centre …

The villain

Every story needs a villain. Poor Hippo is both villain and victim of this book. There’s supposed to be baked bean sauce …

Three’s a crowd

Double, Tripple Yucks! Betsy and her beloved Hippopotamus. Coco’s had enough.

A light and fluffy cake

Birthday cakes aren’t so fluffy after a year on the shelf. The first Betsy Thubslurp story is all about poor Coco missing …

THe List 2011: Spirit

The final poster in the 2011 series, and the one that didn’t quite survive being turned into CMYK colors.

THe List 2011: Water

I love this poster. The colours and composition just work. This was the first in the series that I created and it …

THe List 2011: Fire

Poster 3 in the 2011 series was Fire. The art was a deliberate reversal of composition from Water, but re-used some elements …

THe List 2011: Air

Poster 2 of the 2011 series was Air. The background is predominantly skyscrapers and other architecture from around Tower Hamlets.

Baba Yaga

  I remember the chicken-leg house from childhood stories and more recently rediscovered it in Hellboy. It’s one of the most memorable …

Paladin

I’d finished reading Game of Thrones when I started work on this with a mind to produce a series of collaged fantasy …

Reading with your child

Reading with your child was a promotion for local parents encouraging them to make use of public libraries and bookshops.

The continuing adventures of Coco

Just putting the finishing touches on the artwork for “You’re a Pest, Betsy Thumbslurp” and I’ve managed to find another dozen things …

A variety of booklists

I’ve collected here a selection of the booklist poster sets that I’ve produced since 2010 for schools. The 2010 design was in …

London Calling

London Calling is my latest poster for schools – intended as inspiration for the 2012 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition. It’s also …

A poster of book covers

It’s enough of a challenge to create a poster around a single book cover. Taking on the work of over half a …

Crossing the line

The anti-Coalition cutback subtext runs throughout this poster – unsurprising given that many of my colleagues were made redundant during the planning …

Into the unknown

The Winter Tower is still may favourite page from …don’t let the dragons bite. It was my second try at this scene …

Love and Hate

This is the original uncensored poster with guns and knives intact. The brief was a contemporary art take on Romeo and Juliet, …

Mirrors, Masks, Secrets

Mirrors, Masks, Secrets was the first creative writing competition poster that I worked on, a blend of 3DS Max and Photoshop that …