I’m extremely happy to announce that I will be working on a new separate comic book that will (eventually) be published by Blankslate Books. Blankslate is a new independent publisher set up by Kenny Penman and James Hamilton, founders of Forbidden Planet international. At the moment I’m still bouncing around some ideas and have just started to sketch to get a feel for how I want to tell the story. I plan to start working on finished artwork by the beginning of September. In the meantime, go check out the Blankslate blog for it’s imminent publishing schedule- they’ve got some rad stuff planned…
A quick full pager to accompany an interview with Carl Shipman, one of the first British skaters to ever make it big in America. If I got to draw “RAD” stickers for every illo job, I’d be much happier. This one was a bit of a challenge to draw; the editor wanted a straight up portrait of Shipman, but didn’t have any sample shots for me to draw from. We both spent far too long trawling the internet searching for any photo portraits of him, but to no avail. In the end I had to resort to climbing up into my Dad’s attic to rummage through my extensive childhood sk8rat mags until I found a few snaps of him. Elusive.
And if you really want to know more about what it’s like to be a pencil pusher, go to the July issue of Australian based readersvoice.com for an interview with me.
Some photos of a mural I painted on the walls of Projekts MCR last week.
The first set in an ongoing series of 25mm badges is now available from my Etsy Shop. The four badges come packaged in a lavish full colour double sided printed blister pack and runs as a limited edition of 100. Pin a little Slavic folksiness to anything and everything for only $6.00! Go cats go!
This was originally an illustration about the band Silver Jews which ran in Plan B music magazine. I’m now offering Etsy buyers the chance to buy their very own personalised print version. Buyers can request up to four letters of their own choice which will replace the text “SJ” as seen above. This could be a date, name initials or anything else you can think of. This of course will make each print a unique piece of art!
9.25″x9.25″ high quality laser print on 200gsm card presented in a white wooden frame (11.5″x11.5″x0.5″) for only $22.00.Go here to have a look…
A full page advert for Document Skateboard magazine’s “Big Push” competition, this year in association with Sony Cybershot. I love it when I get the chance to do my own typography- there’s nothing worse than spending ages on an image only to see it destroyed by some clueless graphic designer a week later in print.
…and so here it finally is! The whole of Never Been, all nine and a bit meters worth, online, for the whole world to see! So if you couldn’t make it to my solo show at Projekts MCR earlier this year, GO HERE NOW!!! I want to say a massive huge thank you to my genius graphic designer brother, Adam Kolakovic, for figuring out a way to get this all online for me! He’s the most rippingest designer in town!
This is an image I made for a small edition art book that collects together a bunch of cool artists from all over the world that are influenced by eastern european aesthetics/folk lore. The image itself is based on an idea I’ve got floating around my head about a florist and his wife. More soon when the book is available…
Here’s one of the final images that was used by Barclay’s Bank on a huge billboard outside a new branch in Manchester that celebrates the city’s achievements.