23 August 2016

IndyShakes 2016

The Independent Shakespeare Company were my lifeline when I was in LA, so when they asked me to do posters for their 2016 season I happily agreed.

Their production of Richard III was a patchwork of the original and the edit done by Colley Cibber, accompanied by a rock band.  The remit was to do something that looked a bit like a cross between a Georgian playbill and a punk poster ...

The Tempest wanted a slightly more straightforward old-fashioned map, but as I spent a large portion of my teenage years making old-fashioned maps, this was no less fun.

If you happen to be in LA any Wednesday through Sunday before September 4th, do try your best to get to the Old Zoo at Griffith Park before 7 pm so you can see this brilliant company in action.

29 July 2016

The Ballad of Birdie Bowers

In honour of Birdie Bowers' 133rd birthday ... A full complement of endnotes can be found here.

I've started a Tumblr specifically for all my Scott Expedition work – – there are drawings that turn up there, but also interesting tidbits of research and other expedition-related nonsense.  If you're curious, check it out! Not that you need me to tell you that ...

20 February 2016


It's been a busy couple of years, and while my back has been turned Google has messed up the Picasa gallery that hosts many of the images seen here.  Of course I only notice this when it's come crunch time on the film I'm working on ... My other blogs are more active, but it's nice to have this one as a sort of Greatest Hits album, so once I have a little time to kill I'll go back and fix what's been broken, and update with some new stuff.  In the meantime, you may patronise these other dispensaries: - for images, mainly  - for images plus occasional rambling and fairly regular radio listings - for links to the above two, plus utter inanity

Thanks for visiting!

06 December 2014

Cabin Pressure: Douz

"... With a little bit of all your money."
"I don’t
have any money."

Someone had the brilliant idea of listening to one episode of Cabin Pressure for each day leading up to the final two episodes, and I vowed to do a drawing per episode ... we'll see how that goes. I'm posting them as I do them on my Tumblr; they will trickle onto here in the coming weeks.

14 September 2014

On Display at the Tate Modern

Can't resist some good crowd sketching, even (especially) when I'm supposed to be doing something else.

31 August 2014

Radio(ish) Audience

These beautiful people all turned out to see (see) a test-run of a new radio show. It probably helped that it was written and, in part, performed by John Finnemore.

24 August 2014

About Town

I've moved to the UK, and have not taken nearly enough opportunities to sketch the beautiful and varied places in which I've found myself.  Didn't miss out on this one, though.

17 August 2014

Sarah Slean and My "Frozen"

Sarah Slean’s “Society Song” is my “Let it Go.”

The full story behind this is on my more talky blog, or you could just watch the music video and enjoy it unencumbered by my baggage. (I recommend listening to it before watching it the first time, as the visuals impose a narrative on the abstract lyrics, but it is a great video.)

10 August 2014

DIY Life Drawing

A very keen young animator in London, frustrated with the lack of drop-in animation-friendly life drawing on offer, has set up a life drawing club – the price for 3+ hours good solid gesture drawing is taking your turn to go up and pose (clothed).