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  • Journaling

    I’m writing a presentation about “journaling” for a class of high-school students. Here are a list of reasons why I keep journals: to remember things to sketch an idea to make thoughts…

  • Animated prints

    They Lay Beneath. The an animated print I am making at Mission Arts Cultural Center. Each animation is made from 18 separated prints of the same block.

  • A skip hop and a jump…

    …across the wee Atlantic pond and I arrived in SAN FRANCISCO! Yes, it is official, today we signed a lease for an apartment: we have moved to the hilly city. So far…

  • Sign Poetry

    Whilst we are on the subject of drawing; I met a fascinating artist the other week at the RWA Drawn exhibition. Her name is Kyra Pollitt. Kyra is an artist and sign language interpreter,…

  • Some sketches with my sister

    A very nice time was had in Madrid with my sister. We ate in many bars and sat in a nice park and sewed blossom on a tree on a sunny spring…

  • Stick Stock

    Waaaaaaay back in June 2012 I was part of a wonderful collaboration. It was for a performance called Through the Nostrils. It went something like: folk meets punk, meets puppetry, meets a…

  • Dibujo Madrid

    Every Tuesday for the past 3 years a group of artists have been curating Dibujo Madrid, an awesome performance-illustration platform in Lavapies, Madrid. The event is simple, take a life drawing class,…

  • *Foundation folds in wolves and woods

    I’ve been making some pop-up prototypes. Pop-up engineering has the perfect clever-brain to maker-brain ratio (CB:MB), and it’s illustrating stories with paper, which adds a whole other dimension into the big-amazing-paper-pop-up-pot. Thus…

  • Storybooth

    The idea for an illustration event is emerging. It a space where illustration becomes a collective process, and a way of making and documenting stories from many into one, where the process…

  • Oedipus in Boots

    I made film for Oedipus in Boots, the Wardrobe Theatre’s “new mother loving panto”. I would’ve liked to have been more involved, but alas, time would not permit, so I designed the…

  • Folk in Krakow

    I recently attended the International Illustration Research Symposium in Krakow. The symposium is in it’s third year and the focus this time was The Function of Folk (the first year was all…

  • Spoon-Fed

    This months Spoon-Fed (a wonderful Bristol based micro-funding event) was full of creative ideas, and inventive ways of communicating those creative ideas. The night goes something like this: we all pay a fiver and get some…

  • Paper Connections

    I was in London last week at the V & A at an event for the London Design Week and I met Bare Conductive. Bare Conductive sell conductive ink and maker-kits. It…

  • Experiments in shadow

    Last week I made some shadow books. They kind of work as a little tiny hand-held miniature shadow screens. I like. They are quite funny -a bit like those flip-books you get where…

  • Shadow-puppetry-in-a-cupboard

    I exhibited a mini-shadow-puppet-show at Hamilton House last week -part of the Bristol Biennial. This piece is a work-in-progress. I am exploring ways of making illustration interactive and performative. (i.e. involving the…

  • Canteen Zebras

    Very much enjoyed making this shadowy-musicy-zebrary illustration for the Canteen. I wanted to create a fun may-time party-time colourful vibe, as supposedly spring is upon us (?). It looks like there’s some good…

  • Sketchbook Project 2012

    So I have sent my sketchbook out the Brooklyn Art Library. How exciting! Here is a little animated gif of the entire sketchbook (view post to see it). It is a whistle stop tour…

  • Smoking Puppet Cabaret

    Had a very exciting meeting about the Smoking Puppet Cabaret last night. The line-up is pretty good, and it’s going to be an AMAZING night! If you are in Bristol (or near…

  • The Sketchbook Project

    I have decided to take part in The Sketchbook Project this year. I think it’ll be fun, and really interesting to see what kind of drawings emerge. This weekend I re-bound the…

  • Cover of Nature Chemistry

    I illustrated a paper for the science journal ‘Nature Chemistry’ (part of the Nature Publishing Group)….AND….they must have really liked it because they used it for the front cover! You don’t need…