Work for Unreal Studios who wanted some Crocodile Bluesy characters to illustrate a low energy light bulb exchange for the City of London and an information campaign for Big Lottery UK. I had a lot of fun coming up a variety of characters and scenarios, particularly the lit window vignettes of London, which included Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who and Whistler’s mother.
A series of illustrations of Edgar Allen Poe works (The Raven and The Fall of The House of Usher) for a proposed collection of classic Gothic stories by Templar.
My picture book for Templar and Candlewick about a man and his pet who inadvertently bring home a crocodile egg. With its many gate-folds and few words I wanted to create something like a small silent movie you could hold in your hands.
Roughs from an e-book I’m working on at the moment.
Illustrations for Andrew Nance’s YA Daemon Hall series published by Henry Holt in New York. A welcome opportunity to produce some detailed images for some genuinely creepy stories.
Pictures from a digital project about nightmares.
Illustrations for a collection of elegantly spooky ghost stories by Ying Chang Compestine and Henry Holt. Another opportunity to work in a more detailed style for an older audience and a chance to engage with Chinese art and culture - designing the title type and chapter ornaments to echo Chinese calligraphic seals for example.
I spent quite a while with Templar trying various accidental ingredients to make this picture book more palatable (so to speak) without diluting the story - including ants, a fly, a sneeze and briefly, a cat. But I prefer the original.