Monday, 27 June 2011


Half an hour ago a second courier knocked at the door with a large cardboard box. It's like my birthday. It was too hot for the dog to bark. The box contained four books sent to me by editor Tom Avery as a thank you as a bonus for my contributions to his on line magazine Night & Day. I had no idea what his selection would contain. One book the smallest stood out. Haunted Air. A collection of Anonymous Hallowe'en Photographs. America c.1875 - 1955. Ossian Brown. Three photos from the book published by Jonathan Cape. Trick or Treat?  Treat. Beautiful.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Lufthansa Lost My Suitcase:

More sketches of travellers in airport departure lounges. Not enough drawing of Legnica's cartoon festival Satyrykon. I was going to post some of the work that I saw, but the details are in the missing suitcase, except to repeat that Professor Zygmunt Januszewski's Warsaw Academy students stole the show. Such refreshing provocative and challenging work that will sweep away the old school crosshatching cliche ridden tribe of  beer bellied flushed whiskery male dominated cartoonists of the world. It was beautiful to sit and swop stories with the united nations of 1970's illustrators and cartoonists but the Warsaw uprising will guarantee that this fine established cartoon festival of satirical art will survive and prosper in the years to come.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Status Quo Pictures of Matchstick Men.

Not everyone's cup of Stewart Lee. Maybe a little incy wincy bitty bit crude but it's funny. I can't tell a joke. I can't remember a joke. Something to illustrate in these dark days. I must not attempt to be a political cartoonist. I must not attempt to be a fine artist. I must not attempt to be a childrens book illustrator.......

Friday, 10 June 2011

D O G G O :

Music to Watch Girls By - Andy Williams.......sums it up, what a crap title. Declined an overnight job - deadline, about now. Sort of depressing. Substitute a 'sketch' of the faithful pet. Hobby: Watercolours and bird spotting. Can a blind dog play the blues? 

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Creative vandalism: Power screwdriver. We could remove this in less than 30 seconds. It would make a perfect contemporary frame for a medieval triptych painted by yours truly. Back at midnight...........