Friday, July 31, 2009

IF - Modify

This is probably the most tenuous link yet, yesterday I modified my picture to this on Edwyn Collins website .... oh please stop the groaning.

The background is in reference to the band Orange Juice, which he formed in the early 80's and belonged to the influential Postcard Record roster. This is them below, they released four albums and had a big hit single in the UK with Rip It Up, before splitting in 1985.
Edwyn went solo producing some critically acclaimed albums, but didn't really hit pay dirt until A Girl Like You in 1994. Sadly in February 2005 he suffered a major cerebal hemorrhage, he underwent an operation, reportedly after suffering a second hemorrhage. The procedure was successful, miraciously he toured last year and I was luck enough to see him play twice. His partner and managerGrace Maxwell has written a book about his illness and rehabilitation - Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins. I was lucky enough to meet them both at a book reading and signing in Manchester earlier this week.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Cartoon went live on at weekend, quite chuffed about it. Can be seen here .

Sunday, July 26, 2009

West Lancs Open

Edie celebrates dad's accepted entry into the West Lancs Open Exhibition, a case of one in one out - my dog with bouncin' boppers didn't make the cut - but I over heard one of the gallery staff saying there was over 250 rejected works, so I feel quite lucky I got one in, and for the third year running too. My first was the original of the blog banner and it sold too, which also meant I didn't have to go and pick it up, though I did miss seeing the red dot.

Friday, July 24, 2009

IF - Idle

Brain running on idle - sorry just a quickie this week - preparing for hols.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Edie's First School Report

Found this drawing by my daughter at the back of her first end of school report, I loved her attention to detail.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deb n Deb

Not sure about this one yet, think it needs work around the eyes. It's a commission for my wife's friends.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

IF - Hollow

Been wracking my brains on this one, but then noticed a man on the bus to work without his dentures and hey-presto - Hollow Mouth.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

IF - Shaky

On shaky ground - I wouldn't want to be in his flip-flops!


Previous drawing tightened up and shaded, going to be used on a friend's website soon, called

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

IF - Worn (belatedly)

He'd worn out the keyboard repeatedly playing The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.