Monday, 9 December 2013

This Is Bullshit



Santa's delivers 2+ billion presents to children in a 24hr period and has been doing so for the past 1743 years, i think he's probably getting a bit sick of it. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Krampus



Ever wondered why Austrian children are so well behaved? Meet Krampus. Krampus is an alpine thing, it's a devil like monster thing that comes on the 5th of December to punish or kidnap bad children. He's a basically the Anti-Claus....

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Dia Del Los New Pen



Got a new pen yesterday, a big chunky wedge thing. Did this Dia Del Los Muertos thing for no particular reason.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Experimental Seex (A Font)










I came across this today www.myscriptfont.com and thought I'd have a shot. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you 'Experiment Seex Font.otf' (Free for personal use)

http://www.dafont.com/experimentalseexfont.font


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Booby Trap



I purchased this booby trap from IKEA's new Acme range and this is how the bloody thing arrived. It took me 7 and a half hours to assemble then all it did was punch me in the face. Worst Looney Tune ever.


Monday, 30 September 2013

I Can't Sleep



In the middle of the night I can have everything I could ever want. I can buy milk, eggs, bread, sweets, cheesy pasta, you name it, I can talk to millions of people over 24 different time zones, I can gamble, I can work, I can watch films, I can play games. I just can't sleep.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

I Remember When This Used To Be All Fields.







I've done a sort of set of pictures about living in isolated places ("The Suburban Misanthropic Isolation Fantasy" or "Please Fuck Off") and now I doing the opposite end of the spectrum where buildings are built on top of buildings on top of buildings. 

These a based on the Favelas in Brazil and on Kowloon Walled City (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139914/A-rare-insight-Kowloon-Walled-City.html), which was bulldozed down in 1992 presumably for being 'too insane'. 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Stag Do Mountain



This is from a drawing i did at stag do earlier this year. It a hill/mountain somewhere up near Loch Linnhe, I'm afraid I do know if it's got a name or what that name would be. 

I know what you're thinking, what kind of sad bastard goes to a stag do and draws mountains? This guy!!




Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Work Harder




Ok so it's not exactly subtle but the world isn't very fair and some people have a pretty fucked up way of explaining why it's not fair and I think some of them might just be taking the piss a little. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Revolution is Buffering



I watched a film about the hacktivist group Anonymous last night. It's not a great documentary, it's a bit smug and it didn't tell me much i didn't already know but it did get me thinking about online activism. Anonymous are a genuine multinational political force capable of exerting far more pressure on oppressive governments than traditional liberal or anarchist groups, they are perhaps the most important civil rights movement since Martin Luther King. They played key roles in both the Wikileaks scandal and the Arab spring and stand up against anyone they see as infringing on free speech (especially on the internet) mainly through DDoS'ing, which one lawyer described as a 'virtual sit-in'. The nature of effective civil disobedience has changed, the internet is still a free place and it should stay that way.

 The revolutionary of today uses microchips not Molotovs.  

Monday, 9 September 2013

Electric Tales













A a couple weeks ago I did some live improvised comedy illustration at Electric Tales at the book festival. It was loads of fun. Each stand ups would do a 15ish minute set and I'd do an illustration based on something in it. Here are a few coloured up....

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Working Relationship



I sent this to a bunch of graphic designers as an example of kind of working relationship you can expect if you commission me... weirdly no replies yet.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Cat's Cradle







Cat's Cradle is the book that changed my life. I read it when I was about 13 and it changed my attitude to books forever. It showed me that books could be more than just stories and opened the wonderful world of Kurt Vonnegut to me. If you haven't read anything by Kurt Vonnegut then there is a massive gap in your understanding of the world...  

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Putin in Pink


After this:
it's pretty clear how to get under big Vlad's skin.

After this:
you can see why he deserves it.

I invite you all to submit drawings/sketches/paintings/photomontages/sculptures of Putin in women's underwear to putininpink@yahoo.co.uk. I'm in the process of setting up dedicated blog, watch this space (assuming I don't die a high suspicious radiation related death first)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Google Poetics




I got introduced to Google Poetics the other day, a genius idea where people submit poems written (that's the right word!) by google predictive searches. Apart from some of them being pretty funny, they are also quite poignant since the predictions google comes up with are the result of millions of searches by people across the world which makes them an interesting combination of found art and global collaboration. 

www.googlepoetics.com





"I'm u..."




"Last night I saw..."





"I want to drink..."

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Huge MacDiariarmid



This one goes out to my good friend Ed who has just finished he's dissertation on Scot's poet Huge MacDiariarmid (real name Hugh MacDiarmid). Well done dude!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Without Dreams We'd Just Have Sleep










It's festival time again! I went to see the totally awesome David O'Docherty last year and this is a quote a from one of his silly songs (if you've not heard it, it's very funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyo3YP9N6s) I like it because it sounds deep but without actually meaning anything (like most 'deep' bullshit).

Friday, 9 August 2013

Monk as Fuck



That dude's totally monastic, big time ecclesiastical, he's got a serious habit, practicing religious asceticism to the max (or min depending on how you look at it), etc, etc.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Dan vs Forms



I don't like forms. I have a grievance with forms. I think you can keep more people down with impenetrable bureaucracy than you can with with guns and riot shields. People treat forms as fair and impartial but I reality they favour the sort of boring, unimaginative fuckwit who are revel in repeatedly stating their name and address and can reel off the right buzzwords to get what they want. I don't think you really learn anything from forms. Forms suck.



Monday, 15 July 2013

Goat Tote









Hand printed using a Thermofax screen, coming soon to a shop near you*! Available now on Etsy for £10 (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheJoyOfSeex) or buy direct off me for £6

*Shop may not be all that near to you 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Factory Hand



I'm a big fan of photomontage, Dada and soviet propaganda posters. This is my puerile propaganda poster, I believe in a sillier tomorrow...


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Liberty City






Here's the illustration for this months the Skinny. It's an article about Boston and features the USS Constitution (the world's oldest commissioned warship, apparently) made of various sights in Boston (Copley Square, the old state house, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum etc). It's proved popular with Bostonians (well, two Bostonians actually) and I've sold some prints!