Friday, November 4, 2011

Warlock Cover

I picked up a copy of WARLOCK 1# on holiday at a book exchange in Darwin along with a stack of smudgy horror reprints some time ago. [My holiday wasn't strictly confined to the book exchange, but I did spend some time there]. I thought it would be great as the subject of a submission to one of the coolest cultural institutions on gods green internets 'covered'. You can check it out and see if you can spot the difference between my version and the original here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The man who lost his mind page 6

Here is the new page, they're coming thick and fast now. Check it out here.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The man who lost his mind page 5

Deadlines, like delicate precious objects are made to be broken. Smashed into thousands of tiny little pieces on the kitchen floor. With that thought in mind I present to the internets page 5 of The man who lost his mind. Check it out here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's Melbourne Fringe Festival time!

Good evening internet, sorry about the lack of progress with on 'The Man who lost his mind' but recently all my free time has been funneled into the fringe. This year I've worked on four posters for comedy acts playing as part of the 2011 Melbourne Fringe.
Some very good and also explosively hilarious friends of mine, that I'm always excited to work on projects with. So what are these posters and where can you find more info on the acts they are associated with? Scroll on kind reader.

Stories, Jokes, Guided Meditations, Music, Musac and The.
‘Irrelevant humour at its best’ - Herald Sun

Check it out and buy fistful's of tickets here.

Before .ppt file extensions and digital projectors, there was only one 'slide transition' option and it was 'eventual'. A dusty, darkened stand-up comedy about storytelling, family and memories of nights spent on the couch reliving memories of days spent elsewhere.

Find out more about Andy Matthew's symphony of slide here.

Join us on an absurd odyssey through a corporate behemoth; an inter-departmental review of management structure in a vertically integrated, horizontally disintegrating, top-down, bottom out business nightmare.

If MC Escher drew the corporate ladder it might go some way to helping understand this play.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this one.

Check it out here.

Archibald Wheeler knows two things: He dacked Hitler in ‘42, and his son is a muppet.

Whets the Whistle is a character-laden, song-fuelled sketch of paternity through the eyes of a slightly deluded digger.

Performed by Patrick Miller and directed by Al Newstead (Al’s Music Rant).

I missed Pat's show in the comedy festival earlier this year so I'm pretty happy that I'm in the country this time round.

Check it out here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The man who lost his mind

This post is a little delayed, things and people beyond my control have made it a bit difficult to get any work done. Also I kept adding things to the strip. But it's up now and there should be another page next week. You can check it out here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The man who lost his mind page 3

Hey there sports fans, check out page 3 right here.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The man who lost his mind Page 2

New page of 'The man who lost his mind'. It's all fairly introductory and atmospheric so far but rest assured non stop action and daring intrigue are just around the corner for our as yet un-named protagonist. See it here.

Also here is a drawing of Matt Preston. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The man who lost his mind

Just started a new comic over at my website. You can check it out there or maybe here. It starts with a man who wakes up to discover he doesn't remember who is is or how he came to be locked inside a wrecked car in a junkyard. Its a project that I've had sitting in the back of my mind for some time now and I'm pretty darn excited to get it started. I'm hoping to update at least once a week, so stay tuned

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Australia INfront - Woman

I spent the last few weekends [and week nights] making this piece for a visual response competition at Australian INfront.

I wanted a woman that was strong, self assured and wearing a silly helmet. It seems to be a recurring theme lately, drawing all sorts of people in strange hats. Sigmund Freud would probably have something to say about that, but he'd probably say it in German and I'd have to figure it out from his gestures. Although the gestures would presumably also be in German.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Don't judge a cover by its book.

Titles are something that fascinates me. Perhaps it's a sign of laziness but I sometimes prefer to name art and projects rather than produce them. So although I am not a member of any band or currently perform or record music, I've already given my second album the title 'God sleeps better naked'. My next novel [which I have no intention to write] is entitled 'The hand that strokes the kidney'. I also tend to like the titles of books and films based only on their titles, 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension' being a case in point.

So with that I mind, recently I've using books and their titles as the starting point for a series of drawings. Using books from op-shops and second hand bookstores I make drawings on their covers based on their titles. Below are 'The Snow People' and The Black Spectacles'. I've got a whole stack that I'm working through so look forward to 'Approaching Priests', 'BABIES NEED BOOKS' and my favorite 'Future Youth: How to reverse the aging process'.

Little Shop

Poster I finished recently for the Altona City theatre. Looks like its going to be a great show, check it out here.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Together and Alone

Long ago in the swirling mists of time, back in a era that the ancients would later call February, my girlfriend and I put on an exhibitionat Arthur Gallery in Ballarat. It was a great success, we had a lot of fun and people asked us many questions about our collaborative pieces, I also ate my weight in cheese and wine. Now all these years later I've finally put together a record of those heady days here, enjoy.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Over the last few months I've between working on a duo exhibition I've also been making posters for a few very talented individuals.

Undistinguished. Jokes, stories, first hand research. Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall has had an interesting year. Having quit his job, owned a car for eight days and invested heavily in uranium mining, Al took the next logical step and started recording people laughing.

A man emerges from an endless desert. Clutched in his hand, a map. It charts a world of monsters, fear and wonder. You ask the name of this fantastical otherland but he has already slipped away. Nonplussed, you go see a sketch show about toner shortages and embarrassing relatives... that show isn't Wing Attack! with Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Andy Matthews.

Archibald Wheeler knows two things: He famously dacked Adolf Hitler in '42, and his son is a muppet. In Whets the Whistle, Archie spins his finest stories, some of which even he believes. A character-laden, song-fuelled sketch of the modern world through the eyes of a slightly deluded digger.