(click here for a larger version!) Behold the tyranny that is the North Pole!! Elf workers of the world: organise!!! For Christmas I decided I’d redraw the Pyramid of Capitalism, as the Pyramid of Christmas, so the elfs can organise against Santa’s exploitation, or whatever. I’ve no real idea why, I just thought it’d be fun! It’s a bit too boring to go through everything (you know Santa embodying the state; TV false consciousness blah), but I like the idea of the bourgeoisie being reindeer. Also, this is the first... Read The Rest →
Greenpeace asked me to create a really quick cartoon (I had three hours!!) for some very geeky technical points that are being discussed in Durban at the climate conference down there. It’s all to do with how deforestation is going to be monitored/ reduced (REDD is the UN mechanism for trying to reduce deforestation, whilst the ‘leakage’ and ‘loopholes’ are technical terms relating to subnational protection (because you protect a little bit of the forest and the rest gets logged to pieces!) And Colombia in the whole thing are the... Read The Rest →
(You can see a bigger version by clicking above) So here’s my monster for hallowe’en. I think we can all agree that as a species he’s pretty terrifying. This is for the next issue of the Commune’s paper. I really wanted to do a ridiculous 19th century style cartoon and then realised I’d only given myself three hours; I’ve kept the stupid language and cliche’ though.
A brief response to the City of London police banning all marches in the City (and other bits of London) for the next 30 days. The ban stems from the state stopping an EDL march. The EDL are clearly racist wing-nuts and should be opposed on and off the street, but the state banning all demonstrations for 30 days, given the current political climate, is a pretty worrying (over)use of their power. Nina Power over at the Guardian has written Let the EDL racists march that highlights alot of the... Read The Rest →
These are some portraits I’ve done for a literary festival. I’m pretty happy with them to be honest (especially the one of Rabbi Lionel Blue (above)). Considering my usual stance on religion though it seems strange to be illustrating something for a festival whose strapline is ‘the literary festival with a theological slant’. The portraits are going to be used in the programme to highlight the individual authors.
I designed the artwork for the latest album by Left for Dead (the punk band, not the video game). You can check out the artwork on the my site (or just go buy the album from Active Distribution <- and only £4.02 at that. No idea why they’ve added the 2p!!). Anyway, they wanted a t-shirt of the evil priest dude I’d done to go next to one of their songs. Anyway, this is the evil priest dude, and a comp of what the t-shirt might look like (I’d just... Read The Rest →
An illustration I did for Unite. They’re apparently going to use it for a card to send to David Cameron et al to point out the flawed nature of the big society idea. Edit (03/08), there’s an interesting article on the Guardian – based on findings from False Economy – that show how damaging the UK government’s cuts are to the voluntary and charitable sector.
Start of a new project, possibly. Wanting to mess about more with the process of how I make images/ write words, and using strange characters from my dreams is probably a good way to do it! I gave it to my sister for her birthday.