Monday, October 30, 2006

IF: Wind

I cheated.
This is a bit of a sideways interpretation: mainly because I wanted to have a go at the Owl and the Pussycat. I need to spend more time on this... i did it in a bit of a rush – but here it is. The colours are coming out particularly weird.... oh well.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hooray for Shaun Tan

Raj and I went to Dymock's yesterday where Shaun Tan was doing a book signing. I got a copy of his new book 'The Arrival' signed as well as a copy of 'The Rabbits' (oh how I love that book). He drew a little piccy in there for me an everything! It was really great to hear him talk about the process behind his work and all the ups and downs. He is so inspiring!

The pics below are from the new book. More info can be found on the Shan Tan link to the right. Check it out, he's the best! And an Aussie to boot. Yay!

Orange & Black '06

This is my submission for Penelope's Orange and Black Halloween competition.
Unfortunately noone really celebrates Halloween in Australia, and the weather here is heading into summer, so it's certainly not harvest time. So a lot of the classic European and American imagery is meaningless over here (pumpkins etc.)

I tried to come up with something suitably sombre without being to clichéd. Any excuse to put a cat in!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost

I was looking up 'ghost in a reference book at work and came across this (part of a) wonderful poem:

In homes, a haunted apparatus sleeps,
that snores when you pick it up.

If the ghost cries, they carry it
to their lips and soothe it to sleep

with sounds. And yet they wake it up
deliberately, by tickling with a finger.

Craig Raine, 'A Martin sends a postcard home' (1979)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smitten

Trying to capture that feeling....

Monday, October 09, 2006

Illustration Friday: Trouble (or – me on the tram this afternoon)

Trouble is when i get angry.
I'm bloody intolerable.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


This is the most lovely thing I've seen in ages (the front page logo illustration). Just had to share!
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  • Monday, October 02, 2006

    Illustration Friday: Quiet

    This image came to me in bed last night: I dig those crazy birds that sing in the dead of the night when it's almost too quiet. There always seems to be one in every neighbourhood I live in. I'm not quite sure whether they are genuinely mad or just really happy.