Theres only 7 more days left to pick up my new print 'Rose' via the Skull & Heart kickstarter! There's only 8 left of the £50 option, in which you get Rose as well as a ton of other great things. Make sure to pledge quickly if you are hoping to pick up 'Rose' as it won't be printed again, and this is the only way to make sure you get a copy of the print! Skull&Heart are also only 15% away from hitting their target too! So please pledge and make sure we can hit 100% and exceed it in the next week! Its going to enable a great and show and mean myself and some other great artists can get down to the exhibition and take part.
Also over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of blogging for S&H, you can read all my blogs below which covers various influences, amazing artists and just things that i like in general. Hopefully ill be doing quite a bit more blogging for them coming up!
All in the eyes - the process behind 'Rose'.
Xenomorph - Why the Alien in Alien is the best creation ever.
Virtual worlds - My favourite worlds to get lost in.
Learning to love digital - Why the digital age isn't all that bad.
Masters of their art - Some of my favourite artists out there today.
Comice & Me - Comics are awesome, these are my favourites.
I am very happy to announce i have a new print available right now exclusively through Skull & Heart. The only way to get the print is by backing Skull & Heart's new kickstarter campaign, not only will you get Rose but you get some other great stuff alongside it, stickers, postcards, badges and more. The kickstarter also has some beautiful new work from Tim Mcdonagh and Will Exley available.
The Kickstarter is to help S&H put on an exhibition of the great work they have been producing over the last 2 years, The Colour Series. Not only will it enable them to put the exhibition on, but also have some of their artists come down for live drawing events and talks, including myself. Overall its shaping up to an awesome time. Any contribution really helps, so please take a look at the kickstarter and help S&H keep bringing young talent and awesome art to the forefront.
To kick things off I am also taking over on the S&H blog for the next week where I will be posting about inspiration, work processes and general awesome things. So check back on the S&H website each day for new posts from myself and make sure to follow them on facebook, twitter and instagram for updates from S&H.
Very excited to announce my new print for the excellent guys at Dark City. THE DESCENT! The Descent is one of my favourite horror movies from recent times, so when Dark City and Pathe gave me the oppurtunity to work on something official for the film i jumped at the chance.
We tried to put something together that represented the suspense and mystery surrounding the opening act of the film where the creatures weren't the focus! Whiteduck did a spectacular job on the printing as always too!
You can pick up the print from Dark City now!
I teased a brand new print just before christmas, and today is the day for its release. Radiant Dusk is the follow up to the sold out Radiant Dawn! The Radiant series is a spirtual follow up to the Nuclear Summer series of prints i did way back in 2007, i always wanted to explore the themes and ideas of beauty in destruction and epic scenes more than i had initially, and the Radiant series is my place to now do so. Theres plans for more coming up too, this is hopefully just the beginning of quite an epic series.
Radiant Dusk is a 4 Colour screen print on 270gsm archival stock, A2 (420x594mm). The edition of the print is 60 and as always all prints come signed, stamped and numbered. The edition was printed expertly by the guys at Whiteduck who did an amazing job as always.
You can check out the print in the store here and see more details below.
Two new awesome projects to announce i'm part of today. Firstly the ever excellent Little White Lies asked me to be part of a Coen Brothers project. The latest issue has a selection of great artists reimagining Coen Brothers films as gig posters! I was asked to tackle the Coens debut, Blood Simple. Not only is this featured in issue 51 (on sale now), but has also being printed by the great folks at Whiteduck for a show that LWL and Whiteduck are hosting together on the 23rd of January at 71a Gallery. Come down and see all the prints in person! On sale details to follow after the show.
Second up is my participation in PangeaSeeds new fine art print suite! Really excited to be part of this new project and cant wait to see what all the other artists have produced! Press release below straight from PangeaSeed..
So here we are at the end of 2013. Its been perhaps my busiest year since I started as a freelancer back in 2007. My brain is completely muddled from too many intense drawings, my back in pain from sitting drawing for too long.. but i wouldn't have it any other way, I think finally I have grasped the freelance lifestyle by its horns and am enjoying the freedom it allows and starting to allow myself to understand my limits.. (i do really really have to move at least once every 3 hours) I feel more positive than i ever have moving into a new year, and its mainly down to one thing.
That one thing was everyone who has visited the store, my facebook page or taken the time to message me! I want to say a massive thankyou to everyone and anyone who has picked up a print over the last year. Starting in January earlier this year I was determined to not let a month go by without something new dropping in the store and bar one or two months i think i managed it! Its just me working the store and going down the post office every week, and when she can helped by my amazing girlfriend Skye, but i've slowly worked out the best way to keep things flowing and keep the packages heading out without delay! Its become an extremely satisfying process in the last 6 months and i hope i can focus even more time on the store and what goes in it as time goes on.
Its the overwhelming support for the prints I have put out that has meant I can do more, its a cycle that allows me to spend time on personal work and money on production costs so I can get awesome new prints put up in the store! So once again, a big thankyou to everyone for the continued support, I plan to have even more prints going up in the store in 2014! And perhaps a show at some point? its probably about time...
In regards to the store as well, any orders placed from now until the 6th of January will not be sent out until the start of January now as I am out of the studio, but needless to say they will be processed as quickly as I can when I am back in!
In the meantime till 2014 hits, go visit these awesome people on the interwebs. Paul Jackson, Drew Millward, Tom J Newell, Tom Hovey, Godmachine, Jon Spira, Wil Exley, Mark Pavey, Its Nice That, Whiteduck, Metal Hammer, BFI, Skull&Heart, Mr Gauky, Gallows, The Hell, Broadfields Studios, Titan Studios, Venn Records, the VNM, Grow Creative, Sean Tidy, Matt Taylor, Hero Complex, Little White Lies, Wood & Cloud, SignalNoise, Dark City Gallery, Ripe Digital, Meish Mellow, Red Bull, Icon.
THANKYOU EVERYONE! see you in 2014! oh and in case you didn't see it, belows a small teaser from the first print I will be releasing in January..its warm. maybe too warm.
Xbox recently commisioned me and several other game loving artists to create seven piece of original art. I was commissioned to create a piece for a true Xbox Classic, DEAD RISING! It was an honour to be asked to work up a piece based around the adventures of Frank West and his shopping mall based troubles. Dead Rising was one of the first true next-gen games when it was released and finally realised the the idea of a Zombie apocalypse on a console..needless to say i like Zombies and Videogames. So Dead Rising was pretty much the perfect combo for me.
You can download my piece for Dead Rising and Xbox at the below link in various formats of high resolution and also enter a competition to win the only printed version of the piece, signed and numbered by myself, an edition of 1! Check out the link below to enter and download the artwork!
Last week saw the unannounced release of a new print by myself and Gallows in the store. The limited edition art print was a version of the artwork originally found on the 'In The Belly of a Shark' 7" single that was release in 2007.
We released the print thinking it would be something people would be interested in and would be picked up by fans, but we didnt anticipate it selling quite so quickly! The print sold out in less than an hour which was amazing. Even better was the fact that 15% of proceeds are being donated to Shelter UK, which meant we are able to raise a great amount to donate! However due to the overwhelming demand we are now going to be creating a second edition in early 2014, which will be announced ahead of time to give everyone who missed out the first time a chance to get one from the second edition! So keep your eyes peeled for news of this come 2014 and once again many thanks from myself and Gallows for the overwhelming support of this piece!
I was very honoured to create a Triptych for Phish's halloween run at Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall this year! It was the first time I was able to create something like this on such a huge scale, so had a great time trying to get a lot of details in the pieces and have them interacting nicely on thier own as well as a whole piece.
I have a small ammount of sets going on sale this Wednesday the 27th at 6pm GMT. The sets of all 3 prints will be £100 and limited to one set per household. Each print is signed stamped and numbered from the run of 800 that was available on each of the nights. Each print is approximately 30x60cm, 4 colours on 220gsm paper.
Keep an eye on the store today for the prints to drop!