Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Super Baby

Today I received, hot of the presses, a series of children's books I illustrated earlier in the year.

It was an interesting job, as 3 of the 6 books were to be redrawn and updated from their original version in the 80s and I needed to match the original illustrator's style - then use that style to illustrate 3 new books.

The style was definitely something I hadn't done before and it was that challenge that interested me.

Visit the Super baby website to check out some more illos and some cute stories with good morals!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Roger Project

One of the special moments of the Stanley Awards night was when Roger Fletcher, the man behind stalwart Australian cartoons Torkan and Staria, was presented with the "Roger Project".

The project was a book that contained 35 artists showing their appreciation for Roger's work and I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute.

Roger is a top bloke and has done an enormous amount for the industry in Australia and below is my contribution to the book and a small token of my appreciation. 

It's digital mixed with india ink.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Staney Awards 2011

I've just gotten back from the 2011 Australian Cartoonists Assoc Stanley Awards and Conference in Sydney.

As always it was full of learning, laughing and drinking and was something I was really looking forward to (especially as I was taking my dad with me for his forst foray into the dark world of cartooning).  The conference was over two days and was the most full on one I'd ever been to.  It started with Anton Emdin showing us his inking style and finished offf on Saturday with Glen Lelievre talking us through how to get a cartoon into the New Yorker.

I've made it as abridged as I can, because the amount of amazing work I saw from the likes of Ronn Cobb, Reg Mombassa, Leigh Hobbs, Cathy Wilcox, Stephen Axelsen, Roger Fletcher, Dave Follett, etc would take me all day to explain and I have work to catch up on...

The Saturday night awards were great as always and congrats to the big Winner on the night Anton Emdin!  He's terribly talented fellow and all round nice guy.  Congrats to Anton for his Gold Stanley and all of the other winners. 

I was lucky enough to be nominated for Caricaturist of the Year, but was beaten out by David Rowe, who's had a great year and is never off his game.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Promo Piece

Here's a promo piece I just finished for my agency to potentially go in Contact 2012 an illustration directory in Europe.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Movember Prints

Movember (prostate cancer charity) has sprung upon us once more.  Now I can't grow a moustache to save myself, let alone save a bunch of other dudes, so I've devised a plan to raise some cash for the charity.

Click on "The Many Faces of the Moustache: A guide to Pronunciation" below and it'll take you to my profile at Redbubble where you can buy it as prints, posters, postcards, and iphone cases.  I've whacked a 40% mark up on the production costs which I'll donate to the cause.

If you haven't heard of Movember head here to check it out.