Monday, 17 June 2019

Mr. Alzheimer's Goes To Toyland

It's not what you know, it's who (whom?). Last year, a good friend of mine passed my details on to his mother Joy, who is very active in raising awareness of the infamous neurodegenereative disease, Alzheimer's as well as being afflicted herself. Looking for someone to redesign a character, yours truly was drafted in.

One of my original interpretations
of Joy's funky yellow character.

Since then it's been a gloriously wild ride at Paul Loudon Illustration, with postcards, a children's school book and an activity pack to work on. The opportunity to collaborate with Emma Smith (age UK Salford) and Dr. Joy Watson has been a true highlight of my career, culminating in a book launch in which I felt like a minor celebrity. Kids from local schools were there and did a great job entertaining the crowd with shadow puppets. LINK

The book cover. Carbon Creative
worked their magic on one of my
interior illustrations, I like it! 

Furthermore my illustrations for the book were passed on to Carbon Creative LINK, who did a grand old job compiling the thing and making it look proper. So, a shout out to them. 

One of the more complex images, shows "Mr. A"
looking a bit lost and confused, before a young girl 
asks him where he's going. ...Mr Alzheimer's turns
blue when in distress. 

Book launch!

More images to follow...

The Fab Four

I created the "Fab Four" for BBC Sport and the Champions League Final. Depicts the four Liverpool managers that have won over the years. #liverpool 

So from left to right: Bob Paisley - who brought the team to victory in 1977, 78 and 81. Joe Fagan - 1984. Raphael Benitez - 2005. Jurgen Klopp - 2019.

This was a bit of a big deal for me because it was really high profile, with Liverpool legends such as Jamie Carragher using this image as his Twitter banner. 

Obviously this is also a reference to The Beatles' Abbey road album, featuring songs such as "I want You (she's So Heavy)" and "Carry That Weight".

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Paul Draws more Pets

Quite like doing these, get you requests in today... here's the page

Other pets that I could potentially draw: Mouse, Reptiles, Horse (already done one), Parrot and other birds, pigs ?!

Alice on Comixology

Stop the press! Our comic is now available as a tablet/phone-read from Comixology. Get it here: LINK

Get it today!

"When Alice adventures through Wonderland ended... WONDERLAND CAME TO ALICE!!" - co creator, Bret M Herholz 

#aliceandtheinvadersfromwonderland Alice and the Invaders from Wonderland.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Banners for Devil & Co

A homepage, spooky churchyard themed banner AND Alice (as in Alice In Wonderland) specifically for Alice themed merchandise. What am I talking about? Devil & Co. of course! Go there: LINK

Also, if you like H.P. Lovecraft, this should be your Graceland.

Luke Behind You

STAR WARS!! ...Elements used in a poster for "Boro Fondo 2018" the Murfreesboro music festival, Tenessee, USA

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Storyboarding Horror!

I was hired by the hottest talent in horror film-making Bob Pipe to create storyboards for "A Christmas Pardon." One of 24 short "Deathcember" horror flicks due to be unleashed this year in the run up to Christmas.

From the official page (LINK):

"Advent – the season of joyous anticipation. Remember the excitement you felt as a kid every December, being allowed to open up a new door of your Advent calendar 24 mornings in a row, eagerly awaiting the surprise that would be in store for you that day? 

The anthology DEATHCEMBER aims at bringing such memories back to life and making them a part of today‘s genre legacy, but with a twisted edge; serving as a cinematic Advent calendar full of horror, thrills and black humor. 

A collection of 24 short films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 films by international directors with the most diverse ideas, styles and narrative formats; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself. Behind each door, a new, viciously entertaining story awaits... 

Will you dare to open the doors?"

Bob's film is a particularly grim medieval affair depicting the pitiful town ogre as he is lead to the stake for a good old fashioned burning, in front of the baying unwashed masses.

Director Bob Pipe won critical acclaim a couple of years ago with The Monster, a short horror flick choc full of style and wit; a show stopper at several major festivals including Frightfest, London. So it was with huge gratitude that I took on this project for him, plus I know the guy there's that. Have a look at his other projects: LINK.

Aside from simply following the script, this was also an opportunity for me to add some comic style fancy angles and flare.