Illustration: Life, the Universe and Everything


This is the third in my series of reimagining beloved Douglas Adams book covers in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.

In the third instalment, Life, the Universe and Everything, we again centralise around Arthur Dent, who seems to be an unwilling observer of bizarre occurrences, which just seem to happen around him whether he likes it or not.

Here, we see him in one of his rare happy moments in the stories, flying through the air above a ravaged landscape, terrorised by the flying party that pillages it for booze and snacks.

We see Arthur about to collide with the flying party, and on it we can just see the feet of Ford Prefect and Slartibartfast as they cling to edge for dear life, unable to get in without a bottle.


Illustration: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


Here is my reimagining of the second book in the classic Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book series - this time its The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

In this cover, I again focus around Arthur Dent, who is the book's main protagonist. We follow the adventures of a hapless Arthur, as he gets continually presented with an unsatisfactory Universe that never really seems to meet his approval.

In this moment, we find him finally back on Earth, but sadly millions of years to early due to an unplanned time-warp. He stands watching the burning forests and the faint distant wreckage of the Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B, and in the foreground... Crude Scrabble tiles?

More to come!

Illustration: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy redux


This is a re-work of an earlier illustration I did as part of a series reimagining my favourite books with new covers.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is by far my favourite book series ever, so I'm planning to create all of the books in the same way. To begin with, I went back and touched up the original illustration (but not much).

This shows the moment where Arthur first realises he is truly on another planet, walking on the surface of Magrathea as the dual suns set. We also se a dejected Marvin nearby and the Heart of Gold ship parked in the distance.

Look out for other in the series coming soon on the blog!

Illustration: Star Wars C-3PO Goes Postal

Its nerdy time again!!  I haven't done a Star Wars graphic for some time, but I had an idea for one and thought I'd put it out there.

This is imagining what would happen if C-3PO lost his shit after being thrown out of the Cantina by the Barman in the original Star Wars... and came back in ready to get busy.

It is what it is.

It made me laugh as an idea, anyway.

Animation: Rated RPG



My friends Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan asked me to come up with some intro graphics for their new Blame Society Youtube Channel, Rated RPG.

The series is Matt and Aaron playing Role Play games with special guests, with the emphasis on comedy. Matt and Aaron are seasoned comedy performers, as are many of their guests so the show is great fun to watch and created some hilarious moments!

I may have gone a bit overboard on the intro though - I had an idea to create an animated cartoon for the intro, to give it a real 'fantasy' start each episode. It took a while to illustrate and animate, and I quickly realised I hand once again come up with an idea that was probably too ambitious.

But, eventually I completed it, and sent it over the Matt & Aaron - and they loved it!

As soon as it showcased on their next Rated RPG episode, the fans began to post comments about how they liked it, and Matt and Aaron tell me its a great success.

So here's the intro as seen in an episode - I animated it 'old school' style in Adobe Flash, as I'm lazy and haven't really got into After Effects yet.  Hope you like it.


Illustration: Game Society Pimps Poster

My friend Aaron Yonda over at Blame Society Films, has a very successful Youtube sub-channel called Game Society Pimps, which focuses on video game 'Let's play' comedy.

He asked for some help creating some artwork they could use for a variety of promotional items, so I created this poster, based on some of their most popular characterisations that come out of their improvised games.

Aaron and team were really pleased with the results and you can get a print of this poster via their Subbable channel.

Check out their channel - they create some really funny stuff and is quite unlike any other kind of Let's play video out there. Well worth watching!

Illustration: Brooklyn Rugby Club


My friend Ben Martin, who works in our Beyond New York office, plays for the Brooklyn Rugby Club.

He asked if I could create an illustration for their Christmas card, so I came up with a an idea which he and the rest of the club seemed to like.  Ben arranged for the card to be printed and it seemed to go down well!

Well, I do 'try'.  (Sorry.)

Illustration: The Boosh


This was created for a friend as a gift a while back, so I thought I'd share it on the blog.  I'm a huge fan of The Mighty Boosh, starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt - starting with their amazing radio series version (which if you haven't heard it, I urge you to get it), their TV series and live shows.

This was a poster graphic I got printed up, just to stylising two classic looks for Howard Moon and Vince Noir, the principle characters in the show.

Wil Wheaton on the Couch - Tabletop Season 2 Illustration

NEW!!  Once again, Geek & Sundry have been AWESOME and let me officially sell prints of the new artwork. They rock!!

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YOU CAN BUY PRINTS OF "TABLETOP SEASON 2 - WIL WHEATON ON THE COUCH" - CLICK HERE!

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MORE NEWS!!


After talking with the show's producer, I supplied artwork for Wil Wheaton on the Couch - for the possibility of it being in the show.

Well BIG NEWS!  Wil just posted photos on his blog from filming on the set.. And look what's in the background!!

via http://wilwheaton.net/
Can't believe its been a year since I spend a quiet Christmas creating the Wil Wheaton Last Supper illustration, and things wen't mental!  I posted it just as a comment on Wil's blog, and he replied saying it looked awesome - and then he tweeted the link to it! I got a massive response from fans of the Geek & Sundry show, and lots of requests to buy prints - which I couldn't do without permission from Wil, Felica and Geek & Sundry.

And then I was contacted by the Producer of the show! They asked me if I would mind if they used a print of the artwork on Season 2! That was a fast decision. I signed an agreement, and it now sits behind the Loser's Couch at the end of every episode - it was even talked about during the live stream last year.

And as a wonderful ending to the story, Will, Felica and Geek & Sundry gave me permission to sell the print - which was really kind of them.

You can still the Tabletop Last Supper Print here

Season 2 of Tabletop is still underway as I write this, but with another quiet Christmas, I had an idea for a new artwork, which features on of the on-going gags in the show, namely that Wil doesn't win that often! So in this new artwork, I follow that through to its natural conclusion... or is it? 


Isn't that Wil Wheaton being turned away from Loser's Couch? Hmmnn..

I couldn't resist putting the Last Supper artwork in the background (hey, that's where it lives for real!)  Hope you like it.

Published Infographics

Earlier in the year I was approached by an agent from a publishers who had seen one of my older infographics on The Sun, and wanted to know if they could purchase the rights to it to be added into a  book.

After talking further, it turned out that the publisher (Essential Works) produces a range of themed Infographic Books, where a topic is selected as a theme and dozens of illustrators and designers are hired to create a hardback book with nothing in it but infographics.

The Sun infographic was to to go in a book titled Infographic Guide To Life, The Universe and Everything - but it needed some adjustment to get it on brand and the right format.

In further conversation, the agent was also looking to hire for another book in the series, Infographic Guide to Music - so I offered my services for this also.

The book went on sale at the end of the summer, and as far as I can tell sold out on its first run. I had to purchase copies for myself, and had to go with private sales to get them!

I don't know if the distributor Octopuss Books will do a second edition of them, but you can still get them it via Amazon with a bit of hunting - the link shows all in the series.

Here's some photos of the two books; For the Life, The Universe and Everything book, my Illustration made the front cover!


So Many Bulbs...

Here's my first foray into looping GIF animations. Don't ask me why I chose bulbs - I don't know. They're just bulbs. (4 more after the break)



Fan Art: SherDoc - Sherlock and Doctor Who Mashup Poster













This is something that I've thought about doing for some time - the only thing that ever stopped me was that I was SURE that someone else must have already done it.

I did a bit of research surfing, and was surprised that no-one had. So here it is: Benedict Cumberbatch as The Doctor and Andrew Scott as The Master. I think you'd agree, whether you're a Doctor Who or a Sherlock fan - it would be a pretty awesome fit if it ever came to be.

But for now, this is purely fan art just for fun. Mine, mostly.