Wednesday 21 December 2016

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Grim Lairy Tales - The Billy Goats Gruff and the Troll: 2016 Edition

Decided to revive an idea for satirical takes on fairy tales and other classic stories, often pertaining to current events and trends. I've actually made a Tumblr for them here (Tumblr isn't a place I usually use, but seemed fitting for a web comic series).

In the light of the 2016 US election, the rise of the alt-right and the problems caused by fake news sites, this take on The Three Billy Goats Gruff only seemed appropriate to kick them off.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

The World Tonight

What the world is doing/how the world is feeling right now on Tuesday 8th November 2016...

Thursday 6 October 2016

Inspired by Stravinsky

Tried out some of these gouache brushes from Kyle T Webster, and came up with some pieces inspired by "The Firebird" and "Petrushka", two Russian themes adapted into ballet scores by Igor Stravinsky at the beginning of the 20th century.

Somewhat Mary Blair-esque, but I also wanted to capture some of the bold colours of Russian folk art.

Friday 22 July 2016

One Thousand and One Nights

Once upon a time...
A piece inspired by The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known in English as the Arabian Nights), in particular the intelligent queen of stories, Scheherazade. I will admit that I took liberties with culture - it's a mix of Turkey, Morocco, Iran, Oman and Armenia...

Thursday 23 June 2016

Vote Remain

There are countless reasons why to vote remain today. Whether you're an economic realist, critical of previous government's failings to provide satisfactory welfare to those who need it most or against Rupert Murdoch getting his way, there are many, many reasons to vote to remain. However, perhaps the best reason may have been pointed out by actress Sheila Hancock last night. The video in this link isn't in full, but the full clip is making the rounds on social media. In any case...VOTE REMAIN!