22 December 2012

The Snowman And The Snowdog

Time to explain my lack of blogging over the last 9 months. I've had the pleasure of working on 'The Snowman and The Snowdog'. The fully hand drawn sequal to Raymond Briggs' The Snowman. The TV premiere of the film is on Christmas Eve,  Channel 4  at 8PM.

Merry Christmas!

18 August 2012


It's always great to see my cards go to a good home.
Thank you to Alice at Coco May Creative for putting this photo up on her blog.

Featured is my green 'Make a wish' card and also the little yellow 'thank you' tag that I send out with postal orders.

9 April 2012

instamatic pictures

Following on from my last blog about my Grandpa's instamatic Kodak camera on things&people, here's a few of the random pictures I took with the camera. This was at a time when it was still easy to buy the film and get it developed.

19 February 2012


I'm pleased to have shared a story about my Grandpa's old Kodak Instamatic camera on the wonderful things&people blog.
See both photos and the story here.

1 February 2012

The Snow Child

(Click to enlarge.)

These illustrations formed the basis for an online trailer for Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child. The book is set 'at the world's edge' in the raw Alaskan wilderness, which proved to be an evocative and chilling subject matter for my ink drawings and mono prints. The illustrations were animated by Verdant Films to create the final trailer that can be viewed here.
An early book review captured the essence of what I set out to convey in the snowy images:
"This book is real magic, shot through from cover to cover with the cold, wild beauty of the Alaskan frontier. Eowyn Ivey writes with all the captivating delicacy of the snowfalls she so beautifully describes." - Ali Shaw Author of Girl with Glass Feet.

The Snow Child has made it onto Waterstone's 11, a selection of the best debut novels of 2012.
The book is out Today - 1st February 2012.
Published in the UK by Headline Review and Little, Brown & Co. in the US.

24 January 2012

Word in Motion film.

(The film can be viewed bigger over on the vimeo page.)

Here's my 20 second film of a poem by Mikill Pane. It was an ambitious project to get done in a week, but was a wonderful opportunity to indulge my love of hand drawn typography. I hand animated and painted all the artwork, which was composited in After Effects by Jason Guest.

Also, please note the film is silent.

See previous blog post below for more info and at Smile for London.

14 January 2012

Word in Motion

It's been a busy year so far - I've just made a 20 second film of a poem by Mikill Pane. It's part of Word in Motion, an initiative to bring together poets and moving image to uplift and inspire London commuters during the bleak month of January.

Other collaborators include: Ray Davis / Benjamin Zephaniah / Studio of Williamson Curran / John Burgerman / Malcolm Garrett / Trunk / Cerys Matthews / Why Not Associates / Jarvis Cocker / Studio AKA.

From 16th January 2012 the films will be on display across 60 digital screens on the London Underground every morning (7am - 10am) and evening (4pm - 7pm) for two weeks. At Angel, Camden Town, Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Paddington, Euston, Piccadilly Circus, Victoria and Waterloo.

It's estimated that 1.5 million commuters will see the films, I hope you're one of them.

Find out more at Smile for London.

Happy New Year.

This is my Gocco print New years card.
All the best for 2012!