Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Now seems like the right time to post this image, which I finished just before Christmas for Kevin Wilson at the Financial Times. A lot of detail but a lot of fun, with lots of predictions for 2010... the hottest EVER year?

Brain Drain

For a story in Report on Business about the recent abating of Wall Street's Brain Drain

Monday, 9 November 2009

Friday, 6 November 2009


Another piece of personal work.

Black Swan

This one was commissioned by the wonderful Diana Panfil at Institutional Investor, for a piece about a new approach to assessing the risks of financial speculation, and about how to deal with so called Black Swan events.


A personal piece - inspired by the resemblance of a certain type of dog to a certain type of despot. The dog's a lot cuter though.

Monday, 5 October 2009


I just got married! Hopefully this will go someway towards explaining the lack of updates on the blog recently. A beautiful day, an exceptionally beautiful bride, and a very happy illustrator.


A new piece of personal work, done in between commissions. I tried to keep the drawing very simple and stripped down for this one, letting the composition do the work

Friday, 3 July 2009


Continuing the theme of pop stars of the 60s, though this one's a bit easier to stomach.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009


Mick Jagger with a hairy belly and a ridiculous pair of pants. A bit embarrassing really.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Sunday School

Personal work - takes me back to sunday afternoons, at about 2.50pm

Thursday, 14 May 2009


I've finally finished this image that I've been working on for ages, and that I previewed previously with the image of Travis Bickle on a dodgem. Anyway, here it is in it's final incarnation, featuring a final tally 0f 50 movie references. The movies included were chosen for a number of reasons:

1) They had to be Movies that I genuinely liked (otherwise, how could I 'heart' them?).
2) The characters included had to be visually striking/unique in some way or another, because as much as anything this poster is a celebration of the visual richness of cinema.
3) They had to be mainstream enough not to alienate or confuse the viewer - I want people to see this image and immediately start recognising its occupants - it's supposed to be fun after all!

Anyway, I've had fun working on it, and hopefully it'll be a worthwhile addition to my portfolio. I've posted up a few details of the image as well, as when it's printed it comes out at about 40cm x 40cm.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Consumer Reports

I just finished a very nice job for Consumer Reports in the US. It involved 9 separate artworks for a special issue they're just about to publish on how to manage your finances in this topsy turvy mixed up world of financial mayhem. Here's a selection of three of the images - it was a pleasure to get to work on a sequence of images like this, because it gave me the chance to branch out a bit and try a few different approaches. Many thanks to Janice Hogan, who art directed and was great to work with...

Friday, 20 March 2009


I've been working on a big complicated piece lately involving lots of movie characters at a carnival. Since it won't be finished for AGES here's a little preview.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Some portraits...

Five portraits for Report on Business Magazine, Canada.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Jemaine and Brett

I wanted to try out a new way of approaching portraits, so I gave it a go with the nice chaps from Flight of the Conchords.

Where's the Money Hid? Part 2

Following on from the first image, here's another Night of the Hunter inspired piece featuring the creepy looking little girl. If you watch the film, look out for the bit where she's getting into the boat. It's maybe the most frustrating 10 seconds in the history of cinema.