Before diving into another hideous week, I tried to pack in more drawing time. This is ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ (yes, the title is taken from the Chemical Brothers’ song): I took inspiration from the book cover of ‘Little Failure’ and spun it my way.
It is dedicated to a very special person in my life. In a way, it’s a portrait of the two of us.
I thought I had posted this already a while ago: this shows me how fast time flew and how I have fallen behind with my Tumblr posts. Here’s ‘The Hungry Joker’, who tricks the King of Hearts eating his precious gift to the Queen of Diamonds.
As with most of the things I draw, this came at a very dark moment when I was reflecting on love, the challenges of life and the unexpected, that skeletal Joker that sometimes reshuffles our cards..
Life keeps on getting on the way of my planned drawings. At the moment I am caught in the middle of an unfolding change.
This year I had an unusual Christmas, a silent one, away from my family, the crowds in the streets, the shopping stress, the awful ads (and worse ever) songs. It proved to be a wonderful and relaxing time. Unfortunately I couldn’t draw much more than the above, because my time had to go on to other urgent things. This little drawing, which I titled “Merry F****** Christmas” was meant to be a postcard; its title reflecting my loathing for the commercial, sugar-coated Christmas image that bombards us every year.
Three kids living in a Victorian house are intently at work at their Christmas tree. It’s black, threadbare and they decorate it their own way: barbed wire all around it & old, damaged toys hanging from nooses. The black cat and the baby..brother in the carriage watch.
The box where the remaining toys are reads: “Green’s & Sons - Fine Purveyors of Fat, Grease & Bones - Gravesend, England”. A belated Christmas wish to you all until my next post..