New illustrations

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Several new illustrations for Clerkenwell Post and Bicycle Times below.

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Travelling alone

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Illustrations for Freemen’s World Magazine – a German outdoor magazine. Accompanying an essay about a reporter exhausted from a reportage on human trafficking in North Africa, decides to take a flight to the Outer Hebrides to spend some time travelling alone, and immersing in nature.

Thanks to AD Frank Dietz for this piece.

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A British Subject

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I really enjoyed illustrating Frederic Raphael’s short story, A British Subject. Set in a gentleman’s club (not the sexual kind) it follows a few characters stories over a game of bridge and a whisky sour. Below are my rough ideas, and the final I went for.

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Features!

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The internet is a funny place, and a great way for me to introduce my recent features on several blogs.

First up, Danish blog and art agency I DO ART featured me back in September! You can view that here, thanks to Rikke Luna and Matias.

In November I was invited to feature on re:art’s blog, and also Communication Art’s print (below) and online issue – thanks to Andreea Cazan, Jessica Reichard and Robin Alyse.

In January my work was also included on illustration blogs Illustration Age and Ape on the Moon, thanks to Michael Byers and Philip Dennis

If you want to read up about my processes, inspirations, or just see more pictures of my work, than have a click on the links above, many thanks everyone!

New work

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New work for Prospect Magazine and The FT. Illustrations of the narrative sort, below are my responses and sketch ideas for a review of Chris Killen’s new fiction ‘In Real Life’ – exploring the way we connect with people online, and one for Kirsty Gunn’s short stories ‘Foxes’ featured in Prospect. Thanks to John Bradley and David Killen.

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The Bone Clocks

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Illustration for The Financial Times review of David Mitchell’s new fiction The Bone Clocks. It follows protagonist Holly from teenage years to elderly lady. Her story is narrated by different men in various periods of her life, starting off in a small English town it ends in rural Ireland amongst semi-immortals battling it out…she also hears voices in her head and witnesses strange characters no one else can. Here’s my take on it!

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Asian fetishism

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So excited when I got an email from Kristin at Bitch magazine to illustrate an article on Asian fetishism. Having dealt with some yellow fever interest in the past, I went to town when coming up with ideas for this piece. I was also reading The Asian Mystique by Sheridan Prasso which explores this subject matter in depth, and that helped inform my brainstorming process.
The article touches on several different issues that examine the history behind Asian fetishism and the different images Asian women have had projected onto them over the centuries, from the demure and submissive China doll, to the sexual predatory dragon lady aka Anna Mae Wong. Below are the many options I presented, and the final artworks we went ahead with using duotone black and red for the August issue of Bitch.

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The Illustrator’s Fair this Sunday

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I’m selling my wares and prints at The Illustrator’s Fair this sunny Sunday at the House of Illustration. The event is going on from 11-6pm and I’ll be there manning my lovely stall, details can be found here. Come and check out what wonderful works of art we’ve got available!

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The Illustrator’s Fair // 22nd June 2014 // 11 – 6pm // 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4BH