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All People Are Equal

Illustration, Life, Politics, Skulls, Typography

Politics. A word that causes so many different reactions. From rolling eyes, clenching fists, heads in hands, red faced frustration right through to utter confusion…. and thats just the MP’s “running” the show. To the majority of us it is a hopeless charade of bickering idiots fighting over who’s gang is best suited to run the country. The answer is none of them.

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Punk Rock Saved My Life

Illustration, Life, Punk Rock

I first got into punk rock music when I was about 14, approximately 20 years ago. Coincidently 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of not only the first punk rock album that I heard but also possibly (in my opinion) one of the most important albums in punk rock, “Punk In Drublic” by NOFX. For me it was a real game changer in my life in the way that I found a style of music and people…

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Work Drink Sleep Repeat

Illustration, Life, Typography

Autumn has firmly rooted its passage into the grim few months of winter we all find so depressing. I like autumn though. The colours of the leaves are fantastic, lots of deep reds, oranges and yellows set against low sunlit blue skies. Sunsets are spectacular this time of year too, although most of us are usually still in work and miss them.

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C is for Cat – We Heart Arts Charity project

Charity Project, Featured, Illustration

I was recently asked by Tony over at We Heart Arts www.weheartarts.com to participate in their latest charity project the Awesomebet. The project is based on 26 different illustrations by 26 different illustrators each representing a letter of the alphabet, where each illustrator will produce an Awesome print for their assigned letter. Awesome hey? Yes, totally awesome…

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Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate

Featured, Illustration, Life, Skulls

Happy New Year!! 2012 was an absolutely mental year for me. As well as having a little bouncing baby boy, we decided to move house too, just 2 weeks before christmas – although not quite our choice due to the whole buying process.I don’t recommend it, no, don’t try it… especially with a 6 month old baby…. and a cat….

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Hell Yes

Alkaline Trio, Illustration, Life, Religion, Skulls

I’m now 3 weeks into fatherhood. It has probably been the hardest but most amazing 3 weeks of my life so far. I say so far as I have been told by many people it doesn’t really get easier you just learn to cope better. I’m doing ok with the nappy changes and the constant routine, but its the interrupted sleep I am having trouble with. Waking up every 2 – 3 hours…

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You Win Some – You Lose Most

Illustration, Life, Love, Skulls

Phew!! It’s been hot this week hasn’t it?!! I love the sun, it makes everyone happy. Everything seems to calm down and relax a little and people seem to be friendlier. That is until they get to work and have to sit for 8 hours in a sweaty grumpy office where people fight over windows and fans, hoping that management will fork out for an air conditioning system. In my office its the complete opposite. We have a massive air conditioning…

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Recovery II

Illustration, Life, Skulls

It’s been a while since I posted anything up, I’ve had work in progress for a while but have had a lot of distractions. The main distraction being preparing the house for a new addition to the family in the form of a little boy, ETA 1 month!! Yikes!! He’s not even here yet but he’s already got more stuff than me. I’m super excited…

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New Prints available in the shop!!

Illustration, Shop, Skulls

Things have been pretty busy at Belle Tragedie HQ recently, mainly DIY work and entertaining my cat, but I’ve finally got round to getting some new prints to sell in my online shop. I love getting printed artwork and promotional stuff delivered. It’s like Christmas!! Aswell as the prints, I’ve given the online shop a bit of a refresh, just to bring it more into line with the main site. I prefer to design websites rather than code them but I do enjoy learning how…

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