A bit of a stylistic sidestep at the request of Playboy AD Robert Harkness. He asked me to try my hand at pixel art to illustrate a piece about the strange subculture of video game marathoners, who compete for astronomical high scores on classic arcade machines, sometimes playing for days at a time. This fantastic documentary on the subject has apparently inspired a new generation of challengers.
BTW hats off to anyone who works in pixel art regularly. It’s crazy tough.
I like scotch eggs, and I cannot lie.
Warring Godzillas from this month’s Wired Italia. For a column discussing the shifting symbolism of the franchise from its roots in post-Hiroshima nuclear fears, to the environmental allegory of its current big-budget incarnation.
I know, it looks like they’re hugging.
New Rule Collective very kindly invited me to contribute to Come Out To Play, a book and gallery show inspired by the 1979 cult film The Warriors. Each artist was given one of the film’s distinctive street gangs to base a piece around, I drew the Hi-Hats who dress like shabby mimes.
Anyway the show’s opening night was packed out and the work all looked stunning (more pics here). Now the book is available to buy online along with gorgeous prints of all the submissions. Check them out here.
Four quick treehouses for the Brussels Airlines magazine b.spirit. It was hard with these to escape the influence of the fantastic Patrick Hruby (who is easily one of my favourite artists and illustrated this beautiful book), and I don’t feel I was entirely successful in that effort. For all that though, I like how these turned out.
Rejoice! For the good people at Tumblr have upgraded their GIF converter. Which means you can have a colour version of this.
Oh also, I passed 8,000 followers some time last night! Amazing, thank you all so much. Honestly, I did this or something like it in relative obscurity for a looong time and it blows my mind that so many people could give a damn :)
An icon set for Thomas Cook Magazine, illustrating their top 5 Viking-themed attractions. Fun stuff.