Sunday, 24 May 2015

Joe Ciardiello's Dylan....


....is a mature controlled drawing of genius.


The Hughes is a sketch. Beside I'm too lazy to do an up to date model.


and then there's John Cuneo's take on the legendary minstrel, antique collecting with the bard of Kingston Upon Hull, Philip Larkin. They fuck you up, these illustrators........
Perhaps there should be an illustrated 75th birthday tribute book to Dylan next year. 

And here's another. This is by Gary Wing.  


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Pillbox: Angel's Ice Creams





 Two opening spreads from the 'graphic novel', The Pillbox.  Jonathan Cape/Vintage Books 2nd July 2015. 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Author of The Pillbox in conversation at the postbox.


Saturday morning on the way to an auction to bid for four 1931 medical cabinets containing animal specimens I bumped into an old friend. We caught up a bit but he was after razor blades so we saved ourselves for another time probably in a pub.  Then last evening for some exercise I went to draw the experience but this memory muscled in instead.

I  failed in the bid on Lot 102, as did Paula fail in her bid on an oil painting of a donkey. Meanwhile the town of Bury St Edmunds held a VE parade. 

52 days countdown.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Pillbox:1,885,791 in the amazon bestseller chart.



Hot off the press, there's a cliche, hot on the desk, anyway two copies of the book delivered today. It looks pretty damn fine and  it smells good too. I get nervous. I opened the parcel in a state of mild anxiety. As the originator it takes getting used to the final product, it takes time to come to terms with it's finish. The Pillbox a comic book a graphic novella will be published by Jonathan Cape/Vintage Books on 2nd July.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

TITLE PAGE: PROOF


THE PILLBOX: A comic book, but not in the sense of comic funny haha - to be published by Jonathan Cape later this summer.


Monday, 4 May 2015

Downtown Toronto.

This effort Priya Sebastian? Well it can only be this piece. Thank you for your generous encouragement it was a pleasure to receive your message. I shall try to keep on drawing then.




Portrait of Karl Klaus 2014, satirist, publisher of his own periodical Die Fackel. Died 1936 Vienna. The Baffler Magazine.