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My first zine is now out and you can buy it!

While Await Me Only Worms' is a semi-fictitious collection of drawings based around the origins of Halloween; set in a town where it was believed that wearing costumes and following rituals would chase away bad spirits.

These spirits would come out in the Autumn/fall and choose people to take their place in the afterlife. It was believed that there was no peace in the afterlife, only in death. 

It’s 16 printed pages of graphite drawings which has been in the works for several months now. I’m really pleased with it - it’s great to see it all together as a finished piece.

Click here to buy it! 

This is still available in my shop - and never more appropriate than this time of the year!

Rumpus Party exhibition and live-draw.

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Some photos from yesterday’s Rumpus Party exhibition and live-drawing session. We were drawing for about 5 hours in total - you can see the finished piece at the top.
It was great fun and really cool to be drawing alongside such talented artists.
The drawings are (clockwise from top left) by: Sam Ballard, Me, HarlotVonCharlotte, Lozzy Bones, Iain MacArthur, Amie Dearlove and Chris Rowland.
More photos of the event on Michaelm’s website.

I’m very please to announce that my illustration ‘Death Don’t Us Part’ has won a place in the ‘Cheltenham Illustration Awards’ annual and exhibition!
I entered this piece under the theme of ‘Being Human’ with the description:
'This piece explores human nature and the ideas that make us unique in regards to love and death. The title is based on the phrase 'Til' death do us part' but the image is of two skeletons holding hands in the earth - hence 'Death don't us part'.
It’s the combination of the simple (bare bones) and the complex (love).
It was created using Photoshop, a Wacom tablet and a scanned paper texture for the earth.’

I’ll be featured alongside 59 other illustrators and, if you’re nearby, you should check it out. More details here.