Tuesday, 29 September 2009

"A Reluctant Cinderella"

...new cover design for Penguin Books, just finished.

Monday, 24 August 2009

'Advanced Photoshop' Magazine: Gradient Tutorial

My third 'A.P.' tutorial; I think this will be in the October issue.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

New Editorials for "Candis" Magazine

I've recently completed six editorial illustrations to accompany short stories in two editions of Newhall Publication's "Candis" magazine; short deadlines mean these aren't as intricately detailed or subtle as my normal work, but they're bright and colourful, and were fun commissions to do. Below is one of each of the editorial sets. First up: 'The Truth of the Matter'...

...and lastly, 'Santa's Little Helper.' Its a bit early, I know, but then recently I heard that Selfridges on Oxford Street already have their annual Christmas range on sale! Has anyone told them its SUMMER?

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Monday, 16 February 2009

"Spring Clean" Final Cover for US Magazine

Finally finished the cover design for 'Her Nashville' Magazine. Here's the design in context... no idea when this will be published, but I'm hoping they'll send me a copy :)

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Radio Times Editorial: "The Last Smoker"

My second editorial for the Radio Times "Radio Choice" page. Here's the blurb:
Afternoon Play: "The Last Smoker"
Friday 20th February
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Acclaimed, middle-aged novelist Haruki doesn't see why he should give up smoking to satisfy the PC brigade. But Yumi, a journalist and activist, whips up a frenzy of hatred towards Haruki because of his habit.

Draconian laws are unearthed and a vigilante mob incited to murderous action in today's Afternoon Play. Finally, the police themselves get involved, with the ultimate aim of stamping out smoking once and for all.

In the end, Haruki avoids execution for his smoking sins, only to be used for educational purposes and exhibited as an artefact from the "Tobacco Age" in a museum.

Based on the story by Yasutaka Tsutsui, Haruki is played by John Byrne and Yumi by Madeleine Worrall. The Last Smoker is set in Japan, translated by Andrew Driver and adapted by Julia Dover.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

"Spring Clean" Approved Rough for US Magazine

...one of three rough pencil sketches for Tennessee-based magazine, "Her Nashville."

Monday, 26 January 2009


...so at the weekend, I received a copy of this year's beautiful Art Book from my agent. Which would be exciting enough in itself; except that this year, I'm actually in it! Here's a picture of my page (in the Phosphor Art section, page 199) below; the Art Book website hasn't been updated with 2009 entries yet, but hopefully it will be soon!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

New Work for Penguin Books

The blog resurrected! Regular updates are my New Year's Resolution. Well, that ...and a few other things I won't mention here. Anyway. So! Lo and behold, here are two new images for book covers I just finished for chick-lit author Anna McPartlin's forthcoming fictional stories, "Pack up the Moon," and "No Way to Say Goodbye." Available soon in all good bookshops!