Friday, October 23, 2009


Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I'd give you a look at the new poster I did for the star. If you've been there in the past week then you've probably seen it, if you haven't then here it is.

This handsome fella is based on H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, a vast and loathsome creature from beyond the stars who lurks beneath the ocean in the sunken city of R'lyeh. In "The Call of Cthulhu" Lovecraft describes how a "pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings"..."a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers" and to give an idea of its monsterous size uses the phrase "a mountain walked or stumbled". The guy's got a way with words. If you haven't read any then I definitely recommend that you get on it. And yeah, that's you in his hand.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the dude,

his dudeness, el duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. I love this guy, he's the original good natured slacker.I just did this for fun with a fine brush and black ink on a piece of nice, thick watercolour paper. I'm hoping to sign up for that illustration class again so I thought I'd better get a bit of practice in.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Flavour Bomb - patent pending

I dreamed up an exciting new culinary product the other night. Didn't think it up, literally dreamed it. As you may be able to guess from the title of this post it's called flavour bomb. It's like a stock cube but oh so much more. "Delicious in soups and stews, crumble over a chicken before roasting. Or why not add boiling water and enjoy as a hot, savoury drink on a cold winter's eve? Flavour Bomb. Drop a Flavour Bomb on it! Now available in lemon and thyme." There'd be all kinds of flavours. Also, the name reminds me of bath bomb, so maybe it could be effervescent or something. I'm thinking of taking it to Knorr.

I was watching Escape from L.A. a couple of days ago and it gave me an idea for a way of making myself look really tough and mysterious. Try it out.
When someone approaches you, perhaps at a party, and says "hey, aren't you (insert your name here)? You slowly turn your head away, squint as though remembering some long distant hardship and utter in a slow, throaty growl, "I used to be". Leave a few seconds of silence and then change the subject. Give it a go, you'll look awesome. Guaranteed.

Going to see Watchmen tomorrow, I am very excited. Bye.