I entered the Observer/Cape short story prize once before because my friend Alex and I had written a little story and quite liked it. Unfortunately I got ill just before and ended up drawing the whole thing in a feverish delirium one afternoon and it was pretty awful (not in a good way) So this year we’ve tried our hand again and I managed not to get ill and actually tried to draw it properly. So here’s two sample panels. It’s about love/hurt/dead animals…all your classic ingredients!
It’s not all just dramatic girls and patterns around here! I recently drew some monsters for the Barbican’s mini-site created in honour of the Where the Wild Things Are Opera. You can play Noughts & Monsters, Monster Mix-up and Monstrous Pairs right here. Who needs to read the Metro when you’ve got this?
I’ve just added this series of letterpress & gold foil stamp cards to my shop. Printed by the amazing folk at Bison Bookbinding. All six illustrations are based on old Grimm fairy tales which I am a little obsessed with. Women had a hard time in those days, I’m telling you. Try and guess who is who and see if you were right here.
You can also see the cards featured on Design*Sponge, sweet!
I am so excited to be sharing this project which has been in the works for a while! I was approached by Royal Doulton to collaborate on an illustrated collection which is now available. It was a really interesting process and it’s been great seeing it come together. You can visit their site to find out more here. It also features an interview with me, conducted by Neil and Hayley from The One Off , the agency who put together the digital magazine. To get your hands on some plates and cups from the Fable Range you can visit Heal’s or Liberty. All photos were kindly supplied by Royal Doulton.
I was happy to be a part of the Hello Head project which paired illustrators with each other to draw portraits and culminated in an exhibition at Cargo to raise money for the National Autistic Society. I drew the lovely Leslie A. Wood whose work you can check out here. Find out more about hello head and see portraits by the likes of Gemma Correll, Marcus Oakley, Holly Walles and many more here. Photo by Vytautas Dranginis.
An article about the three groups of people you need to surround yourself with to become insanely successful. I have illustrated, taken note and will now become the Smart Woman I was destined to be.
Best job ever! I got to illustrate some t-shirts for a little record shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin so I drew a girl on a bike with records for wheels (of course). They also sent me a box of t-shirts and CDs which is how all jobs should go if you ask me.