Focus on the Spitfire

The Spitfire

This is my new Spitfire screenprint. I love the shape of the aircraft and like finding ways to show it off, to do it justice. The elliptical shape of the wings and the sloping curves of the fuselage mean that it’s sometimes hard to remember that it was a very efficient killing machine. I’m delighted […]

I chase Dennis the Menace

I chase Dennis the Menace

Portrait photographer Emma Brown has taken a photograph of me joining in the chase for Dennis the Menace. It’s going to form part of a show at the Royal Society of Arts at some stage but I don’t know when. I’ll let you know in due course. In the meantime, here is the image. I […]

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Exhibition garners media attention

My show in Clerkenwell, which lasts until Sunday November 1, has been attracting attention in newspapers, magazines and websites. The Hamstead and Highgate Express was first out of the traps, with this interview. http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/etcetera/books/why_did_britain_take_the_baddie_dennis_the_menace_to_our_hearts_1_4255897 Then Short List magazine ran a piece in its to-do section, out last Thursday. Today Square Mile, a website about events […]

Chasing Dennis the Menace - exhibition

Chasing Dennis the Menace – exhibition of new work

Date: 26 October 2015 to 1 November 2015 Monday-Friday 9am until 7pm Saturday-Sunday 11am until 4pm At The Gallery, Craft Central, St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4DS Please come along to my exhibition of handmade, limited edition screenprints featuring classic comic characters such as Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the […]

First ever Oor Wullie panel

The very first Oor Wullie and The Broons panels

I’ve printed the very first panels of Oor Wullie and The Broons, published in the Sunday Post, Dundee, on March 8, 1936 by DC Thomson. I’m issuing them now to celebrate the characters’ 80th anniversary. As ever, the paper I’ve used is mould-made cotton paper milled in Somerset and the editions are limited to 200. […]

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Comic Art in the East End

Comic Art heads east Comic Art is back in the East End next week, with a four-day visit to Spitalfields. We’ll be showing – all our new ranges for Christmas – new colour block prints for your house – your old favourites Our stand is in the Arts Market, just off Brushfield Street, London E1 […]

The genius of Krazy Kat

The genius of Krazy Kat

I’ve introduced a new character to my crew – Krazy Kat. He’s more than 100 years ago (the strip ran from 1913 to 1944, to be precise) but his influence is still being felt. Krazy – and his tormentor-cum-mate Ignatz the mouse – was drawn by a bloke called George Harriman. The strips appeared in […]

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My heros

These are a few of my favourite artists, and their influence must often be apparent. Andy Warhol Warhol did a lot to popularise and make respectable the medium of screenprinting in art, and he also helped to pioneer the use of comic characters. Viktor Shklovsky At university I was introduced to the notions of a […]

New colour-block screenprint range

New colour-block screenprint range

I’m developing a new range of colourful comic-character screenprints, all featuring a figure standing, sitting or running upon a platform of flat colour. They are designed to hang together and form a recognisable series. The block of vivid flat colour – playing to one of the screenprinting medium’s strengths – is chosen to coincide with […]

Spitfire! close-up

Action images for Fathers’ Day

My new range of close-up screenprints make perfect gifts for dads of all ages. I’ve selected two of my best-selling images and selected a section of them to print and bled the images to the edge of the paper – the effect is intended to be more immediate and dramatic than printing the panel in […]