25 February 2009

Creative Review

I was down at the Saga Centre in West London yesterday shooting an advert for Creative Review with Chrissie, Lucy and Andrew from Peepshow. Taking the pictures was the great Mr Stephen Lenthall. I'll post the final advert up here when it's published in the April issue.

18 February 2009

Institutional Investor

Here's a few of the 44 portraits I recently completed for Institutional Investor magazine in the U.S.


17 February 2009

The Wonderful World of Andy Sidaris

I recently discovered the quite incredible movies of Andy Sidaris who sadly passed away in 2007, they really are quite something and need to be seen to be believed. I throughly recommend 'Hard Ticket To Hawaii' which features amazing scenes of a skateboarding assassin with a blow-up doll, a killer frisbee, and a cancer ridden deadly snake. 'Malibu Express', the tale of a skirt chasing private detective called Cody and 'Fit to Kill', featuring Roger Moore's son Geoffrey, a stolen nazi diamond, archive World War 2 footage and a radio controlled miniature helicopter fight. My jaw was on the floor throughout. Without a doubt an Ed Wood for our times.

Trailers:
'Hard Ticket to Hawaii' (1987)
'Malibu Express' (1985)
'Fit To Kill' (1993)

Maybe the best scene in a film ever, from 'Hard Ticket to Hawaii', Lethal Frisbee.

16 February 2009

Mingering Mike

Between 1968 and 1977 Mingering Mike recorded over fifty albums, managed thirty-five of his own record labels, and produced, directed and starred in nine of his own motion pictures. In 1972 alone he released fifteen LPs and over twenty singles, and his traveling revue played for sold out crowds the world over.

How is it that such a prolific musician has gone under the radar for the more than thirty years? The answer is that all took place in Mike's imagination, and in the vast collection of fake cardboard records and acapella home recordings that he made for himself as a teenager in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s.

Great book on Mingering Mike, 'Mingering Mike-The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar' by Dori Hadar. Available on amazon here.




14 February 2009

Icon Magazine

Hang on a minute, I've seen this before...well yes you have, sort of, my technology illustration for Icon Magazine has been re-jigged for the March Issue to include Little Big Planet's Sack Boy.

13 February 2009

iartillustration

A short interview with me can be found over at the iartillustration blog.

12 February 2009

Sister Corita Kent

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was an artist and educator. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping establish it as a fine art medium.

www.corita.org

Great book on Sisiter Corita, 'Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita' by Julie Ault. Available on Amazon here.




10 February 2009

Jack Kirby

I've been a big fan of Jack Kirby since I was a kid, but it's not until recently that I've discovered the wonderful collages he created in the sixties and seventies for comic books like the Fantastic Four & Jimmy Olsen. Would love to see more, but tricky to track down. There is a great book on Kirby by Mark Evanier, 'Kirby-King of Comics' available here.