Original artwork from Dreams of a Low Carbon Future is being exhibited at the Cartoon Museum, London and everyone who goes to see it gets a free copy! It is a lovely museum as I used to volunteer and take classes there a few years ago. Hope you find time before June to go.
Here are four illustrations for Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens that I have created recently for the upcoming Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In my research for this project, I wasn’t entirely bound to my drawing board. I went on excursions out into the world and drew old buildings and their wonky beams and windows. Oliver Twist was always a favourite of mine ever since childhood so now it is lovely to have found the time to illustrate some of its most exiting moments.
I have decided to revisit this image and draw it again to see how I have improved over the last 8 months since I originally drew it’s predecessor. Evidently I feel that my 8 months ago self was seriously lacking knowledge of the way the world looks. Here below is the original image, and above is the new and hopefully improved image. Onwards and upwards.
Hello dear readers, you’ll be pleased to know that I’m a runner-up in ‘The Young Cartoonist of the Year Award’ under 30’s category. There will be an exhibition soon at the Cartoon Museum in Holborn, London which I’ll be in. In my secret life, I have folders full of humorous cartoons on scraps of paper that I do for my own amusement (or procrastination). This cartoon was adapted from one of those. Go to www.cartoonmuseum.org to check out the winners!
We had an exciting time last week as my partner Corban won the Observer/Comica/ Cape Prize, we’re both comics/cartooning enthusiasts.
I’m currently writing out my graphic novel. You see, I’ve already drawn the whole thing out three times, but it’s still not right and I’m a perfectionist. It’s definitely clearing my mind to write freely because I tend to write things that I would avoid drawing.