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Stoke Comic Con

Yesterday I had a table at Stokes very first comic con! It was a great first event, lots of people came and it was great!

My highlight would have to be meeting James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont) and Josef Altin (Pypar) from Game of Thrones my favourite TV show at the moment. I had a chance to chat over a coffee with Josef before the event and I can genuinely say he was a very nice chap, I’m sure Mr Cosmo is also a very nice guy but I didn’t really get to talk to him as he was on his way to a question panel.

Chilin’ with Josef Altin

The great James Cosmo

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New Mugs!!

Hey, well still no new print designs to show you but hey I’ve got some nifty ceramic mugs made with some of my classic sci-fi print designs. Perfect for the geek in your life.

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Better Call Saul!

Based on a previous design, the inspiration for this print comes from one of my favourite TV shows at the moment ‘Breaking Bad’ for those who haven’t seen it I highly recommend you give it a try! Saul Goodman is VERY unethical lawyer, but very good at helping his criminal clients off the hook, plus he’s very funny too!

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 42cm x 59cm (approx) and is printed on 250gsm Annigoni acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 250 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Leicester Print Workshop Demo

Yesterday I was back in the Leicester Print Workshop after a long absence. I especially made the trip in to see Gemma Wright as she was giving a demo on a couple of new screen printing products that I hope to use in some future work.

I also found out that Gemma is leaving the workshop next month to pastures new. It was the ‘Introduction to Screen Printing’ course that was run by Gemma, where I first learnt how to screen print and got hooked, she taught me pretty much everything I know about screen printing! So I would just like to say a big thank you for her advice and help and wish her the very best in her new job! I know she’ll be greatly missed.

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Art This Way…

Last weekend I took part in the third annual Loughborough Art Trail. It was a fab weekend with good weather and a great turn out, so would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that came, and especially to those that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints! Also a big thank you to Janet for letting me display my work in her lovely home and for all the tea and cake!

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Leicester Comic Con

Yesterday I was taking part at Leicesters very first comic con! It was a great event, lots of people came and it was great to meet other comic book fans and artists. Thanks to everyone who came to say hello and to the mysterious Stormtrooper who posed with one of my prints :-)

I would also like to send a big thank you to Nathan Leverton for organising and letting me take part and his  army of  yellow shirt volunteers who were a great help throughout the day. #LE1ComicCon #Leicester

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Clarendon Park Summer Fair

Hi All, last weekend was my first time exhibiting and selling at the Clarendon Park Summer Fair on Queens Road in Leicester. It was a great day and brilliantly organised. I would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that came, and especially to those that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints, thank you.

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Beautiful Freak!

For those that don’t know The Eels are a Californian alternative rock band, formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as “E”. I’ve been a huge fan ever since their first album was released around the time I was doing my A’ levels and being a teen I was prone to listening to music that could be described as melancholy but some of their stuff is actually quite joyful and upbeat!

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 70cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 100 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone!

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Jimi Hendrix

Arguably one of the all time greatest guitarists, well in my opinion anyway! This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 50cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 50 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Sherlock

Finished at last! Inspired by one of my favourite BBC tv series of recent years Sherlock is excellently written but the best thing for me is how the main character is played by the excellent Benedict Cumberbatch, roll on season 4!

This 1 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 70cm (approx) and is printed on 250gsm Somerset Velvet acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 250 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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The Rolling Stones

My second print inspired by one of my favourite bands The Rolling Stones. Based on a previously done canvas piece I did a while a go, now available as a very limited run of screen prints. Enjoy!

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 50cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 50 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Exhibition at Orange Tree Leicester

The nice people at the Leicester Orange Tree have kindly given me their back room for the month of April to hold a small exhibition of my prints. So if your in the area pop in for a coffee or a cocktail!

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Ministry of Silly Walks

Well it’s finally finished! So here is my tribute to a group a classic great british comedy troupe.

This 1 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 70cm (approx) and is printed on acid free 220gsm Fabriano Rosaspina art stock which has a deckled edge on the top and bottom. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 250 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Sherlock update 2

Well the illustration is finished and I’m just finalising the typography to go with it, very excited!

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Exhibition at Glasgow Waterstones

In partnership with online gallery Art Pistol I’ve got some of my print works on exhibition at the wonderful Waterstones on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. I remember spending quite a few days sat in their plush store researching for my dissertation while I was studying at the Glasgow School of Art.

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R2D2

Well were nearly a quarter through 2014 and I’ve only done one new print so far arrgh! I’ve got lots of ideas and a few designs are in various stages of completion. In the mean time here’s a new print based on a previously done a canvas piece I did a few years a go now available as a limited run of 50 screen prints.

more stuff on it’s way soon I promise…

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Sherlock Update

Well I’ve finished designing the Monty Python print and will be printing it very soon! In the mean time thought I’d share a pic of this illustration I’m working on of Benedict Cumberbatch for my Sherlock print. Will post another pic when it’s finished.

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Leicester 25 Open Art Exhibition

Today I had a wonder round the Leicester 25th annual open art exhibition at the New Walk Museum in Leicester where I’ve got three of my prints on display. I thought the quality of work this year was really good, so if your passing by drop in!

The exhibition runs until the 27th April at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, detail can be seen here: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/exhibitions/open25

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Silly Walks Update

Well in an attempt to be more proactive and let you know what I’m up to, I thought I’d share this pic of a bit of Photoshop work in progress for my up coming Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks print. Big thanks to Dominic at the Orange Tree for posing for me and supplying the bowler hat!

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New works & 6/8 Kafe Exhibition

Hey all, and a happy new year!

2013 was a busy year and I hope to continue and be just as productive this year! I’ve got quite a few new prints ideas which I’m quite excited about so I thought I’d let you know what I’ve got planned…

Something on my to-do list for some time has been a Sherlock inspired print, as I’m a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch and the new Sherlock character. Also as this year is the 100th aniversary of the 1st world war I thought it would be a perfect oppertunity to play homage to one of my all time favourite tv shows Black Adder Goes Forth and talking of old tv shows I read somewhere that Monty Python are having a reunion tour so I think a Ministry of Silly Walks print might be in order. As well as these I also have planned (time permitting) prints inspired by Ferris Bueller, Withnail & I, Firefly, Jimmi Hendrix, The Rolling S

Also I’ve currently got a small exhibition of prints at the very nice 6/8 Kafe in Birmingham until February 19th, so if your in the area pop in, they also do the best coffee I have EVER had.

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Neil Young

This is my second print based on one of my all time favourite singer songwriters. Although when I first heard one of his songs I had to switch the radio off, the sound of his voice just put me off! But then a few years later I heard The Needle and the Damage Done which remains one of my favourite Neil Young songs to this date and was instantly hooked! I now have his entire back catalogue (I think) and was very fortunate to see him play live when he came to the U.K in 2009.

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 50cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 50 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Guildhall Christmas Craft Fair Leicester Saturday 30th November & Quorn Arts and Crafts Festive Trail Sunday 1st December

Thanks to everyone that came to the St.Peters Winter Craft Fair in Nottingham yesterday!

This coming weekend I’ll be at the Guildhall Christmas Craft Fair in Leicester on Saturday 11.00am – 4.30pm and the Quorn Arts and Crafts Festive Trail on Sunday 11am till 5pm so if your free please pop along!

http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/events/craftfair

https://www.facebook.com/QuornArtsCrafts

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Han & Leia ‘The Kiss’

Inspired by the famous scene in Empire Strikes Back when Princess Leia & Han Solo finally kiss! I had previously done a canvas piece based on the same scene but have decided to produce a very limited run of screen prints too.

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 42cm x 59cm (approx) and is printed on high quality acid free 270gsm art stock. These signed & numbered prints are strictly limited to 50 copies, so once they’re gone they’re gone!

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Bob Dylan

I was late in discovering Bob Dylan and have to admit in being a bit dismissive early on but I’ve definitely grown to love his songs especially his early work so this is my little tribute to a legendary singer songwriter.

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 50cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 50 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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Winter Craft Fair at St. Peter’s Church Nottingham Saturday 23rd November

Hi All! This coming weekend I’ll be selling my wares at the Winter Fair at St. Peter’s Church in Nottingham 10.30am – 4pm, next to Marks and Spencer in the very heart of the city. So if you still need ideas for Christmas presents pop along! Details below: http://www.craft-inthecity.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/CraftInTheCityUK

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