Alright! Apologies for my lack of posts the last month, been kinda busy, you know how it is!
So to make up for it, I give you this, an illustrated embodiment of me goofing around for a day.
Proper posts soon yeah!
It's Swan in Icelandic, which you have certainly guessed by now;
the title to this captivating lullaby from Rökkurró, that I've listened to far too many times.
For those of you wondering what is being sung, here's a snippet, it begins like this:
'Alone she sat by the lake, and sang to him, bittersweet songs, until he appeared.
Swan, swan, please tell me: where to do you sail when the Sun goes?'
Recently I was commissioned to illustrate the song "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
for the summer issue of The Girls Are magazine. I had a couple of ideas for it,
and this is the one that didn't make the cut, but that's ok, 'cos I made that call.
So the other day I put together the dumbest comic:
Ha, masterpiece amirite?!
Well this all happened because I walked past a guy wearing a hat with the phrase 'Bitches be Trippin' on it. This automatically popped into my brain. I didn't know what it actually meant, and had to google it later that evening.
I can feel my street credibility delving just that little bit lower.
The other day I was rooting around some of my past sketches, and found a bunch of drawings of Pokemon trainer protagonist heads. I didn't want them to go to waste, so I drew the characters I'd missed and spruced them up digitally.
I couldn't remember why I had drawn them in the first place, so I turned them into this neat repeat pattern. I didn't know what to do with the pattern, so whilst I mull that over here it is.
It currently makes a good front page for my website too.
At the end of 2012, two of my favourite artists got together and released an album.
David Byrne & St Vincent:
You should give them a listen,
they've put together the best use of brass instruments I've heard in a while.
I can't help but feel like dancing when I listen to this record,
a cliché at best, but the truth, you might feel it too.
Unfortunately I didn't manage to see them when they went on tour in the UK late last year,
and that's something I'm still coming to terms with!
Lend them your ears, whilst I go and dream about them making a second record together:
On a related note, there's a chance you've seen St. Vincent's face pop up everywhere recently, and quite rightly so, her new self titled album is quite fantastic, theres a chance I'll talk about that another time.
On March 1st 2014, Red beat the Elite 4, with a few helping hands:
This is my little tribute to the original Twitch Plays Pokémon Red event.
For those who may have missed this, 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' is a massive online social experiment hosted by the game streaming site Twitch in which tens of thousands of people attempt to play the same game of Pokémon at the same time. This is done in real time by any member of the website inputting commands into the chat section of the stream.
This obviously results in pure chaos.
The whole process has been oddly mesmerising, and at times hilarious. Red would run around in circles; taking hours to walk through a corridor, many pokémon have been accidentally thrown away, and don't even get me started on the Helix fossil.
I originally posted this tribute on twitter on the day the twitch viewers beat the original endgame.
Since then they've graduated to Pokémon Crystal, and are a good 11 days into it now.
It has been a wonderfully self-indulgent process I must admit.
Man, flowers in the wind take a long time to animate.
I've got much more work to show you, here and elsewhere! I got a tumblr you see.
Might migrate there, or might keep both blogs, we'll see what happens I suppose!
I'll update both for the time being!
But yeah, keep your eye out for that.
I'd like to say more, but I feel like I've gone on for too long already.
Hopefully the future work shall speak for itself too.
Once again, thanks to anyone who has stopped by and had a little gander over the last few years.
As a thank you, here's snippet of the best thing I heard last year, enjoy: