Sunday, 11 March 2012

R.I.P. Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

The Great Jean 'Moebius' Giraud passed away yesterday. one of the greatest artists working in any medium in the last fifty+ years. Even those of you who may not know the name, will know at least some of his work: He was the inspiration for the 'look' of Bladerunner, he was the designer on Alien (he designed everything H.R. Giger didn't) He designed Tron, and was the inspiration behind Fifth Element amongst other things. He was also one of the most influential comic artists in the world, inspiring generations of creators including manga greats Jiro Taniguchi and the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. He always encouraged me, especially when it came to my exploring the unconscious aspect of my art. My dream comics exist largely thanks to his encouragement. Here's a portrait of 'Moebius' by way of a small tribute.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Please check out my campaign to raise the funds to print my new graphic novel.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

SHORTLISTED FROM 114000 ENTRIES.


I wasn't placed in the end, but my Photo 'Storm Front' was short-listed in the travel category of the Digital Photographer of the year competition from over 114,000 entries overall. So can't complain!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

MUSCLE MEMORY exhibit

Sorry about the long delay in posting, but I've been working on my new graphic memoir Muscle Memory, which I've started to serialize on line, you can check it out here http://muscle memorymemoir.blogspot.com. Last year I had an exhibition of my paintings also titled Muscle Memory. These are autobiographical works exploring attitudes towards disability, especially in relation to the media's obsession with perfection, and mostly dream based. They include amongst other things: symbolic portraits of Finnish Comic artist Kaisa Leka, who is a double amputee, Disabled artists Alison Lapper and Fridha Kahlo, and Ghita, a triple amputee, who became a renowned Burlesque performer. as well as a self-portrait done whilst blind, and a 'sighted' painting based on it. Enjoy.

Friday, 13 August 2010

nightmare


This is a dream image from my new book Hokusai: Demons, this was from a fever dream I had whilst suffering a high fever.