Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, boys and girls! I hope Santa gives your stockings a thorough stuffing, and if it's cold where you are please dress more appropriately than the young lady in this picture if you venture outside.

( In her defense, she has at least popped on a furry stole to keep her shoulders warm and she's only nipping out to pick up some fags and tinnies... )

Have a good one all!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Shubs shows up on South Park!

A recent episode of South Park, Coon 2 : Hindsight, includes a segment in which Cthulhu and associated Elder Gods are released upon the world when oil company DP accidentally drills into another dimension. I judge this as blogworthy for two reasons:

1. Cthulhu's in it.

2. There appears to be some cross-dimensional connection between the creators and me. Or at least that's the conclusion I'm inclined to draw having noticed the similarity between the head of this eldritch horror from the show and my Shub-Niggurath artwork.

Evidence that whispering things from beyond space are guiding the hands of artists across the globe, and that Trey Parker, Matt Stone and I have all had our consciousnesses penetrated by the same chattering terror? It looks that way.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween my darlings! All this year's spooky chicks can be found here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Have you seen this man?

This guy spent the whole weekend of the British International Comics Show defacing books, cards and prints with his signature. I couldn't decipher his untidy scrawl ( clearly not someone who spends much time around pens and pencils ) but be on the lookout for this hooligan at other shows around the UK.

Come to think of it, if you do spot him ( maybe at Memorabilia - NEC Birmingham, Nov. 20 / 21 ) you might consider purchasing some of his wares. Poor chap looks as if he could use a haircut.

Just joking! That's me! I had a great time at BICS this past weekend. It's a fun and very friendly show and I met a lot of jolly pleasant folks. I'm looking forward to next year already..! Thanks to the charming Richard Bruton over at the FPI blog for the photo.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hell Devil!

A cover for the 'Hell Devil' EP by metal band Amadis. When an art brief includes a medieval knight, a pistol-weilding nun, an evil nemesis, a space suited hero riding a terrorbird and wielding a magical broadsword, a supercharged death racer, an apocalyptic bare-chested badass discharging his AK-47 into the air and a t-rex equipped with laser guided missiles, you know you've landed a fun gig..!
Plus, the band rock! Check 'em out - 

Monday, September 20, 2010


Some beasties done for Wizards of the Coast. Painting these dudes was a big deal for me because after years illustrating various other RPG products, this was my first work for the big daddy, Dungeons and Dragons.

As a teenage lad I'd sit in my bedroom marvelling at art from the likes of Jeff Easley and Larry Elmore in the D&D books and imagine my own humble scribbles on those pages one day. It took a little while ( over twenty years! ) but it was worth the wait - opening a copy of Monster Manual 3 to see one of my doodles peering out was a little dream come true.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Slave Girl

Soon to be painted up and poster-ized.

Revenge of the Gherkinoids

Finished the B-Movie image. Here are the final steps and completed picture.

The Zucchinians became Gherkinoids once I discovered that the zucchini is a more distant relative of the pickling cucumber than I first thought.

"We imprisoned their cousins in jars - now mankind is in the pickle!"

Friday, March 05, 2010


I've enetered the 'B-Movie' challenge over at CGSociety. I'm not sure if I'll get if finished with the deadline just two weeks away, but the topic is irresistable!



Concept goes something like this: Humans preserve gherkins in vinegar. The Zucchinians disapprove of their cousins being treated in this manner and decide to teach humankind a lesson. Poor Debbie is snatched up just one bite into a crunchy dill. What terrible fate awaits her? Can Miss Pickles, her faithful pooch, save the day or is it the end of Deborah Cornichon and millions of gherkin-munchers across the globe?

We'll never know unless they make a film out of it.

I'll post updates as I go along. In case I forget, the challenge thread is linked below -

Sunday, January 17, 2010