Tuesday, 17 November 2009

RETURN OF THE LP'S

The Little Philistines return to the wonderful Buffalo Bar on Tuesday 8 December.

Come one, come all, come see us before Yule!

Full details here: http://clubfandango.co.uk/gig.php?id=1280

Monday, 9 November 2009

OLYMPUS SCHOOL

Long time no post. This is my entry for the recent Observer/Comica/Jonathan Cape competition. Didn't win owt but I'm quite pleased with this one. Click on the pages for big versions...


Thursday, 10 September 2009

LITTLE PHILISTINES ON iTUNES

Our new single is up on iTunes. We're really rather proud of these songs. Hope you like 'em. Here's the accompanying artwork.

Monday, 31 August 2009

WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING














100 episodes and I'm out. That's it for William. Hope you enjoy the Twin Peaks/Blakes 7-esque conclusion. Thanks for reading everyone (or just looking at the pictures)...

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Crumbling bridges



Sadly, William Blake, Taxi Driver is soon to come to a close. It's been a grand, rambling journey but William's an old poet, and it'll soon be time for him to drive to Bunhill Fields and enjoy a well earned rest.

Here's an exclusive Blake strip that didn't make into Time Out and a sketch for John Bull, obese personification of our fair isle.

There's still a two-part Blake strip to come, in which William attempts to apprehend Jack the Ripper.

Check out this week's TO for the first part...

Monday, 13 July 2009

ERIC/GEORGE


Sketch for this week's passenger, George Orwell. The reason he's looking so harassed is that he's been picked up by the dreaded Thought Police.

Friday, 3 July 2009

ERM

Thanks to everyone who came to my exhibition at The Apollo and enjoyed a LOUD and truly eclectic selection of live music. A grand old time was had by all. I for one will sorely miss The Apollo and look forward to whatever Laura and Johnny do next - thanks for having me guys.

Yesterday I paid a fleeting heat wave-visit to William and Catherine.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

EXHIBITION AT THE APOLLO!

WOOP WOOP! Come see my pictures on walls at The Apollo in Herne Hill, Thursday 25 June.

I'll be joined by musical groups, including the Lambeth Wind Orchestra.

The Apollo is a great little project, initiated by my friend Laura and a couple of her chums. They've taken a disused video shop on Norwood Rd and turned it into a gallery/venue/cultural centre for the month of June. Read more here and then get down there...

Monday, 15 June 2009

TROTSKY & STALIN


Sketches for this week's Blake passengers, a couple of young revolutionaries on their way to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

POP & FOLKS

I had a great weekend at Sellindge Music Festival in Kent. We opened the main stage on Saturday and the crowd were were wowed by our music (I hope) and Rob's dress sense (I am certain).















Went to see my folks in North Norfolk the other day for some cake, coffee, nature and natter. Here are some sketches of the Riordan Seniors.














Tuesday, 2 June 2009

HAIL APOLLO!

Here's Apollo, god of music, culture, reason and other stuff, including the plague(!)

This is for The Apollo, an arts and culture super-fest that's going on for the whole of June in an old video shop in Herne Hill.

Launch night is this Thursday, my band's playing on Thursday 18th and hopefully I'll be doing a little exhibition of work on Thursday 25th.

More details to follow

Monday, 1 June 2009

LITTLE PHILISTINES

Flyer for the LP's this week at Mother Bar. We'll be warming up for our festival slot at Sellindge on Saturday.

Wooh!

Friday, 22 May 2009

NELLY

Sketch for next week's passenger... Ms Nell Gwyn, orange-loving mistress to Charles II

Thursday, 21 May 2009

WILLIAM BRAKE


This is the strip that Time Out decided not to run. So, just to make it clear, these are not the views of Time Out. They're possibly my views...


Wednesday, 13 May 2009

SPLAT!


No William Blake in Time Out this week because they decided that I was too nasty to the free London papers and pulled the strip. Ho hum, I'm telling everyone I was banned, it sounds cooler. In the meantime, here's last week's strip, inspired by my brother's trip to the Tower, where he was given a free souvenir by a raven.


Monday, 4 May 2009

HITSVILLE UK

Sneak preview of my new comic Hitsville UK, co-authored with the very talented Dan Cox. This is the first inked page of our five-page intro story. More to follow...
















Thursday, 30 April 2009

HUMAN CELLS!








Just received my copy of Nature so I can put this bizarre illustration up now. It's for an article on IPS Cells, a new, fast-moving and ultra-competitive field in genetics/biology. Those are human cells that the intrepid scientists are driving - vrrrrm! This piece was great fun

Friday, 24 April 2009

OK COMPUTER!















I got interviewed for an article in Computer Arts Projects about the AOI Illustration Business Course I attended last year. Best of all, they printed my Illustration Frontispiece in the mag. Huzzah!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

MARY & FLO (BUT NOT DIANA)

When I started drawing William Blake for Time Out I read a book on Mary Seacole and have been trying to get her into the strip ever since. 

All being well, she should appear this week, engaged in battle for the affections of the troops of the Crimea with her medical rival Florence Nightingale.

Nurse!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

DICK

Just finished a Psychogeographical special for William Blake, Taxi Driver but you'll have to wait a few weeks to see it.

In the meantime, here's a sketch of Dick Turpin, who appears in this week's Time Out (I think, mine hasn't turned up yet).

Thursday, 9 April 2009

LONDON

This is my entry for a London-themed illustration competition. Just heard that I didn't get through (bah!), so here it is in all it's glory. 

The brief was specifically to do with London transport, hence the variety of vehicles on display!

(Click on the image to see it in larger format)

HEARING AIDS

Just had this piece in One In Seven, the magazine of the RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf people).

It's an article about adverts for hearing aids in magazines and the rip-off products that unscrupulous companies will flog to people with hearing problems.

Friday, 27 March 2009

MONKEY HANDS

Here's a sketch of this week's guest in Blake's cab, Charley Darwin.

Must get round to going to see the exhibition at the Natural History Museum, yes, yes...

Saturday, 21 March 2009

I'M HENRY THE EIGHTH I AM, I AM...



















In Blake's cab this week, loving husband and unwitting agent of the Reformation, Henry VIII.

Henry's eaten all the pies, but look, he used to be so handsome and sexy. Quick, get him to rehab...

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

BIRDS

I drew this picture for my Mum's birthday. She's a big bird lover. It wasn't meant to come out quite as menacing as it did. Happy Birthday Mum!

And, in other exciting news The Little Philistines were joint winners of the Sellindge Music Festival tournament. We get to open the main stage for the mighty Supergrass on Sat 6 June. WOOP!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

GIG TUESDAY 17 MARCH

Flyer for gig at Bullet Bar, next Tuesday. This Saturday's the final of the Battle of the Bands for Sellindge Festival. If we win we'll get to share a stage with Supergrass - woop!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

IN THIS CHARMING CAR...

Guess who's taking a ride in Mr Blake's cab next week?


















The older Moz gets the more he looks like he's drawn by Frank Quitely

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

NATURE ARTICLE

I have this illustration in the new issue of Nature. Quite unusual for me not too have a character of figure involved in the piece, but I'm pleased with how it came out.

Friday, 20 February 2009

EGG WALLACE

My housemates and I have become obsessed with Masterchef, particularly the two strange hosts. We love it when Gregg Wallace tasted a nice dessert and reverts to the condition of a child in the midst of a sugar-high.

When he's listening to John Torode talk, his face does a strange saggy thing.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

MORE PASSENGERS


Couple more passenger sketches for William Blake's cab, Daniel Defoe and JG Ballard, marooned together on a traffic island in Stoke Newington.

I've been bumped out this week by a (yawn) London fashion special...

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

SKETCHES















A few sketches of my housemates and some guests from last Sunday. I was particularly pleased with the back of Steve's head.

Friday, 6 February 2009

NEW PASSENGERS FOR 2009



Recent passengers from Mr Blake's cab. Step up David Bowie, Emmeline Pankhurst, TS Eliot and Isaac Newton. 
Mrs Pankhurst looks just like a middle-aged actress but I can't think of her name...