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'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'.
Monday, 23 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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!!
Monday, 16 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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
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
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
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...