she makes war

she makes war

Towards the end of last year, my friend Laura passed my details to her friend Laura, who records under the name She Makes War. Laura’s idea (that’s the second Laura, keep up) was to ask a few people to submit drawings, each illustrating a song from her forthcoming album, Little Battles. That sounds like fun, I thought. I remember poring over the illustrations that came with The Who’s Tommy LP as a kid (and being terrified by half of them), and Gary Lund’s illustrated insert to Harry Nilsson’s ‘The Point’ is one of my favourite things in the world, ever. Oh, and the cover (and insert artwork) from ‘Tricks Of The Shade’ by The Goats is bloody marvellous, too. And so, with those heady heights in mind, I told Laura I was game, she sent through the lyrics to a song called ‘Never Was’, and I set to drawing. Of course, I didn’t manage anything as eye-busting or memorable as the stuff I mentioned above but there you go. On Saturday, my copy of the album showed up in the post, and here – in the lyric book – is my drawing. Other people who took part include: Emma Carlisle Morgan Gleave Alex Milway Marnie Pitts (who also drew the cover for the album) John Riordan (who has blogged about his drawing here.) Viviane Schwarz Frøydis Simonsen Rebecca Strickson … and you can buy the album, which comes out next Monday (9th April)...
mocata

mocata

Charles Gray’s hypnotic, Satan-worshipping character from 1968’s ‘The Devil Rides Out’. Drawn for James Howard’s ‘Draw Hammer Horror’...
world toilet day

world toilet day

  Shockingly, one in three women worldwide face incredible risks (such as rape, or disease) simply because they don’t have access to a proper working toilet. To support the work that Water Aid are doing on the issue, I drew this short comic strip. It accompanies the film they made for  ‘World Toilet Day’ last November. You can find a copy of my strip in the latest issue of Oasis – Water Aid’s supporter...
mindless scrawl

mindless scrawl

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been drawing from life so much (what with the public transport pictures) that I’d forgotten how much fun drawing without thinking was. Here’s a few pictures from the past day or two.   The last one was immense fun, drawn onto A1 black paper with a white pencil crayon. It took about an hour, I suppose. Here it is ‘in real life’, weighed down at the corner with a book, a notebook and a box of R. Crumb postcards. Without them, the paper would snap back into a tight tube and roll off onto the...