Saturday, 30 November 2013

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman // a short by Rainfall Films

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Flashback #16

Random photos from my negative files #16 - The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker with Janet Fielding and Nicola Bryant - London, July 1986.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Flashback #15

Random photos from my negative files #15 - The Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy - Crowborough Training Camp, East Sussex, April 1989.

Vampire Academy

Thursday, 21 November 2013


This short film by Jonas Cuarón, entitled Aningaaq, gives viewers the chance to learn more about the voice that astronaut Ryan (Sandra Bullock) makes contact with via radio, in one of the key scenes in the film Gravity. Thanks to Ben Eshmade for the heads up.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Out this week! 12 Doctors. 12 Covers. Click for large.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Vogue Россия 2

Maryna Linchuk by Vincent Peters for Vogue Russia, December 2013.

Monday, 18 November 2013



I found this in a second hand shop on Saturday for £2 and it's a better edition than my other one. The classic by Norman Mailer. Who needs a title on the cover when it speaks for itself!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Digital Cupboard: THARG

I always enjoyed seeing Kev Walker's art turn up at the 2000AD Nerve Centre, whether it was analog or digital. This was his amazing cover for Prog #1263. To see the pencil sketch and inked originals, take a look at DJ Food's site on this link. He has them both!

music for a Sunday . . .

Saturday, 16 November 2013

i-D Online

An Adventure in Space and Time

I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I've heard good things about it from Sophie Aldred, who was lucky enough to see the first screening at the BFI earlier this week.

STORM DOGS TPB at Thought Bubble

If you're going to Thought Bubble, the Leeds Comic Art Festival this next week, don't miss the chance to pick up the trade paperback of STORM DOGS Season 1 by David Hine and Doug Braithwaite, who will both be signing copies for you from their table in the Image Zone.

If you haven't done so already, you can read the first issue of STORM DOGS free on Comixology from this link, and to see more of the incredible artwork from the series, visit Dave's Waiting For Trade blog right here.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Vogue Россия

Если какой-то журнал и сказал, что Рождество не за горами, то вот он. Это прекрасно! Саша Лусс в объективе Мариано Виванко для специального выпуска Vogue Россия 2013. Я до сих пор храню первый выпуск русского Vogue, купленный в 1998, который с тех пор, очевидно, стал иконой и продолжает достигать все новых и новых вершин.

Thanks to Iana Surodina for the translation.

If ever a magazine said Christmas is coming, it's this one. Beautiful! Sasha Luss by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Russia special edition 2013. I still have the first edition of Russian Vogue that I bought in 1998, which was obviously a landmark issue and since then it's gone from strength to strength. 

The Night Of The Doctor

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Dead Boy Detectives

I know, I know... there's been a distinct lack of posts lately, sorry 'bout that, but sometimes work just has to take priority. Here's my logo design for the new series of Vertigo's Dead Boy Detectives due out December 31st 2013, with terrific cover art by the uber-talented Mark Buckingham.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Flashback #14

Random photos from my negative files #14 - Barbie Wilde - Coconut Grove, London, 1983.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ellie Rose

Three years ago my good friend Barbie Wilde sent me a video by an incredibly talented fifteen year old singer/songwriter that she knew called Ellie Rose. The song was great, the video was great and she exuded a certain joie de vivre that was incredibly appealing. Cut to three years later and Ellie is obviously a force to be reckoned with, judging by the catalogue of videos on YouTube, the website she's built and a string of tracks to buy on iTunes. The reason I know this is because I ran into Ellie and her father David by chance last night at William Orbit's LEAF event in Shoreditch where Ellie brought me up to speed and gave me a copy of her new EP with a sleeve designed by herself, naturally. Tomorrow she starts a tour of of shows at 21 Universities across the country. Her website is here and you can find her on iTunes right here. When it comes to musical talent, Ellie Rose is the real deal and I have no doubt whatsoever that success is inevitable.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Molecules of Sound

Photo: Alan Tilston
An Encounter with William Orbit

This is tomorrow if you're in London and in the vicinity of Shoreditch and it's going to be great!

The show will comprise William playing new music from his upcoming album, and old favourites that will be familiar to the audience. An eclectic musical journey from 'easy listening' to 'difficult listening' to 'stand-on-your-chair-with-your-hands-in-the-air listening.

William will play a variety of instruments from his studio. He will be stretching the limits of his guitar using an array of gizmos and of course geeking and bleeping with his synthesisers. He'll also deploy a musical contraption called the Gogobot that has been newly designed for the show with a colleague, whose ramshackle, hidden workshop is located in the heart of California's Mojave desert. 

This mechanical cyber-programmed rig will also be manipulated in realtime by William and his compadres. It should feel right at home in the 'Victorian futurist' atmosphere of the venue. It is a prototype that's not been tried for an audience before. But the belief is strong!

The talk that follows the music will be reflections and recollections of a career started in the early days of electropop and continuing to Madonna, Britney and beyond. It will be illustrated with photos from his life and some of his own short films.

You can attend William's presentation of Molecules of Sound on Saturday 9 November as part of the inaugural London Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), a festival founded by DJ Rob da Bank and International Music Summit creator Ben Turner. For more information and tickets, visit

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Lantern Waste

Named after a magical location in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, and charting a course through the comfort blanket soundtracks of the Sherman Brothers via the literary fantasias of Maurice Sendak, Tove Jansson and L. Frank Baum and the literary shadowlands of Michael Ende, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Lantern Waste offers the first recorded glimpse of the mysterious, miraculous ANB, last spotted in 2011 on the stage of London’s Kings Place, headlining their appropriately named Fairy Tales & Monsters festival.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Largin' it #81

Close-ups from 2000AD Prog #506 - 24th January, 1987. Art by Brett Ewins.
Colours and Letters by Tom FrameFor the whole cover, click here.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Secret Origins: Mark Buckingham

I recently discovered this portrait of Mark Buckingham and the Mekon trophies he'd created for The Society of Strip Illustration awards, London, 1988.

Fables & Fantasies: Mark Buckingham Exhibition at Orbital Comics

Mark gives us a potted history of the pages on the wall

Due to relentless work schedules I've only just had a chance to download these shots from my camera today. These were taken on the opening night of Mark Buckingham's superb exhibition at Orbital Comics Gallery, which incidentally marks their 50th show. Mark has been working on Fables for over 10 years now and the exhibition spans that whole decade of incredible work. Featuring pages from earlier issues, beautiful fully painted covers, right up to pencils from the most recent “Snow White” storyline, and even several pages of pencils and inks from Mark’s recent collaboration with Peter Gross and others on the astounding Fables/The Unwritten crossover. Steve Leialoha, who has inked many of the pages in the show was also there on the night.

There's a second signing on Saturday, November 9th, with Mark and Unwritten creator Mike Carey in attendance, plus an addition of further pages from The Unwritten/Fables. Well worth seeing!

Steve Leialoha
Maria Paz Cabardo, the Director of Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones with Chris Thompson of PopCultureHound.

The serious side of signing books for Michelle and her friend Shannon

The not so serious side of signing books for Michelle and her friend Shannon
Mark signing a few of the pages that he sold on the night
Spotted! by Rian Hughes, Melissa and Kerensa Creswell-Bryant

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Rian's Batman . . .

... is a little different from the rest as you can see in this month's Batman: Black and White #3. More about it here.

Friday, 1 November 2013

November 1960

From this month 53 years ago... Art director Arthur Paul. Cover design by Arthur Paul and Ray KomorskiPhotography by Ray Komorskibut no model credit. 
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