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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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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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Losing Heart

Illustration, Life, Love

Does anyone else get cold hands whilst working on the computer? It’s normally only my right hand which I use for operating my mouse, the left is a bit chilly but not causing any discomfort. I’m guessing its something to do with circulation, or some kind of mathematical equation to do with the angle of my arm? Nobody else…

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Illustration, Life, Love, Shop

I’ve been pretty busy recently and have had a few unfinished illustrations floating around on my computer for a while. Amongst the christmas shopping, card writing and tree decorating I’ve finally had the time to finish one. I quite like christmas these days, although it all seems over too quickly after a manic month of preparation. In Worcester we have a traditional Victorian Christmas fayre every year where coach loads…

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Your Demons Are The Key To Your Destiny

Illustration, Life, Scary stuff

This image is a play on the idea that everyone has a dark side whether they like it or not, and along with your good side together they make up your personality. If everyone was nice all the time and just went along with what everyone else said and did then the world would be a very boring place.
Maybe your darker side, or your demons, are the competitive, ruthless or creative side…

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There Is A Light

Illustration, Life

So now we are waving goodbye to another awful summer, creeping into autumn and looking forward to cold feet and not being able to afford to put our heating on this winter. So with all this optimism, I have produced this lovely illustration inspired by The Smiths song ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’. I’m sure the song conveys different emotions to different people, also depending on moments in life…

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Illustration, Life

This is an idea I’ve had stored away for a while but hadn’t got round to it. It’s based on the lyrics to ‘I’m dying tomorrow’ by Alkaline Trio. It’s a simple song asking ones self about ones life if one has accomplished all the things one wanted to do near the end – one too many ones there one thinks. It sounds quite grim but has a positive spin on the subject…

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