Monday, 30 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sidle Zine Blog

The Sidle Zine blog is now online - you can find it here:

It was great to receive illustrations every few days as the deadline approached, and I was impressed with the standard of work - all of the illustrators who took part covered a wide range of issues, which they clearly cared about, and there was a lot of variety too.

Hopefully it has shown that illustrators are capable of creating work which is engaged with the world around them, and I hope to get more illustrators involved in the next issue.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

New Empress: The Violence in Silence

We've just got the new issue of New Empress in the post - now A4 sized, printed in b&w, with a glossy cover for the Silent Film Special. My illustration for Helen Cox's article "Slap That Baby Make Him Freak: The Violence in Silence" (about violence directed towards babies in silent-era films) was of a train about to hit a pram. I wasn't sent the article to work from (the brief was just to have a pram in a precarious situation) but oddly enough one of the first examples of infant-directed violence mentioned in the article involves a pram hit by an oncoming train. 

(Please note that no babies were harmed in the creation of this illustration.)

I also made a colour version too: