Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kismet Magazine interview

Here is a small interview i did for Kismet magazine. Its a really cool mag, especially if you are into photography and fashion. The link to this months mag is here so enjoy!

I've attached a small part of the feature they did, its basically the text minus the art spreads =)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Illustrators Australia 9x5 exhibition

The Annual IA 9x5 exhibition is here again! Though I've only watched from the sidelines, this year i have my own entry. its a bit of a rush job but i still think its kind of cool.

The Exhibition opens this Friday 17th Sept after 6pm and is only open for one more day after that. You can find all the relevant details here.

The theme for this years show is Untold stories. My entry is called 'the Tale of Junior'.

All of the entries are for sale so head down and buy some! Also i should mention that this thing is tiny, 9x5 inches was really a tough size to work with.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Christmas Carol and Noncanonical

Recently i was asked to do some designs for a trade publisher in Melbourne for their Version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. As it turned out these designs were entirely opposite to what they were looking for, but i enjoyed drawing them so much i thought i would post them here.

At the top is the Ghost of Christmas future. Bellow are Scrooge in normal clothes and in undies, and lastly we have the ghost of Christmas present.

Also I wanted to quickly plug a really great podcast called NonCanonical. If you like comic books you'll like this podcast. Its just a bunch of dudes from Melbourne talking about what they think about comics.

you can check out their website here .

Friday, July 9, 2010

Museum of Thieves

Here is a cover i did for Allen and Unwin for a great series of books called The keepers. The first in the series is Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner and it was a great read and loads of fun to work on.

This is the full illustration i did. The (lovely) editors at Allen and Unwin wanted an illustration that could be used multiple ways. In this case they cropped the image in for the hardcover and are thinking of using the full bleed illustration for the soft cover later on next year.

Here is the final design (by Design by Committee)

I also did some small interior illustrations for the book. They are just some little character portraits that go above the chapter heading. They were A LOT of fun to work on, i really enjoyed putting a different personality into every character!

Stay tuned for the second and third books in the series, and go out and buy the book!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paper windows

I recently did some work for Cambridge university press. They originally wanted me to do a dozen internal illustrations, but they liked them so much they asked me to do the cover as well.

Here are some of the internals

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mis'ka rite of ascension

This is a cover i did for the fine folks at Alto books absolutely AGES ago and its finally out in shops. Its actually a pretty cool story, check out their website for a description.

It was a lot of fun to work on and i hope its a major success! (cos there are two more books in the series and i really want to paint those covers too =P )

this is the cover with titles

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flame stands waiting!

Hi All! I've got a new book out in stores now. Its called Flame stands waiting and its written by Corinne Fenton. The script is really amazing, and i loved working on it!

You can check out Corrines website here

Here are a few pages from the book. Hope you enjoy =)