Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Dying On The Inside Issue Three!

The latest fanzine is available now!

A5 photocopied, 32 page 'zine containing all-original illustrations and written pieces, to do with battling depression. I've even had my very first try at creative writing in this issue, I'm really pleased with how it's turned out and would love for you to see. 
Mental illness is a killer, it should be considered as important to handle as any physical disability but I don't think it is. It comes in many ugly forms and a lot people go through their lives without addressing these problems, some without even really knowing it's happening to them; this fanzine is an account of my experiences with depression and social anxiety. 
It's been an extremely rewarding thing for me to do, I want to share it with as many people as I can.
Limited to 50 copies, each hand numbered and stamped. 
The cover features my baby boy Patrick too!

Friday, 10 March 2017


take a walk
go away
leave it all for everybody else
be alone with nature
forget everything for a day
don't just look. see
be alone
take it all in
the colours
the smells
 the realness
put this all in your pocket and don't lose it
and you won't get quite so lost again 


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Bub-bye Losing Sleep

my friends Losing Sleep are parting ways. they've let me do many arts for them over the last few years. 
thank you, lads, love love xo

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Shelf Heroes Issue E

Hey fellow film addicts! i have a drawing in the latest edition of Shelf Heroes. Celebrating cinema, one letter at a time. this is Issue E.

pick one up, there's lots of incredible talent involved. thanks to Ben for including me xo

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Richard Of York

I've been working in black and white a lot over the past year because the fanzine is mainly black and white. I definitely love and need to get back to using a lot more colour from now on. This isn't the olden days anymore xo

Run Away

Run away from the town, you know it only gets you down.
Run to the woods, away from the city. Look up at the stars, they’re always so pretty.
Don’t listen to people, just run away. They never have anything good to stay.
Run away from the town, you know it only gets you down.
Pack a big nap sack, filled up with love. It’ll light the moon above.
Forget everything and just run away. Start a new path and leave yesterday.
Run away from the town, you know it only gets you down.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


A fun commission I did last year. such fun to do xo


This year I am going try and fill every day with as much good fun happy stuff as I can. I'm going surround myself with people and with things that make me smile. I'm not going to pay attention to bullshit or the bullshitters. I'm going to take the negative and flip it on it's head. I'm going to shit rainbows. I'm going to try.

...and I'm going to update my blog more xo

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Dying On The Inside Issue Two

The second issue of my fanzine Dying On The Inside is now available to buy at the above address.
The response for the first issue was so overwhelming that I couldn't stop drawing, it's so rewarding to know that what I've made is able to reach people on a personal level. 
I write and draw pieces about experiencing depression and anxiety. I'm giving advice but not necessarily giving advice on the subject, after all  I am someone who still very much suffers from it; I'm more just saying this is what it means to me and does to me. I try to describe how different things affect me emotionally and physically; how I try to improve my mental state and how I sometimes forget; Dying On The Inside is like a collection of diary entries more than anything else. It could mean fuck all to anyone else, but from the feedback I've received, I think it's been helpful to others as well as myself, and that's more than I could ever ask for.

Thank you xo

Sunday, 16 October 2016


My chums from Drawstring are releasing their first album on December 2nd, here is the front artwork for the record sleeve. The scene carries onto the back cover too, I almost broke my hand drawing the starry skies but I had so much fun doing it. I can't wait to hold my very first LP artwork in my hands, it was such a pleasure to work with such straight up dudes. xo

Happy Potters

Sorry I've been so lazy on the blog lately, I've been busy trying to arrange an art show in February 2017, with some friends of mine. Watch this space on that on.

Here is a commission from last year of my friend Cissi and her cat Carlton as part of the crew at Hogwarts, included is the gift tag I included in the package. The build up to Halloween is my favourite time of year to session the Potter films.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Dying On The Inside Patches are available now!!

Issue 1 Edition 2 is too! Thank you for the overwhelming response xo


Imagination is the only freedom we have in this world.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dying On The Inside 1

Hey guys, my new zine is available now, for only £3! 
32 pages of all my artwork and written pieces about coping with depression and anxiety. 
It's a limited run of 50, all hand-stamped and numbered.

Obviously, it's a subject that is very important to me; I feel like social anxiety as held me back so much, in terms of my illustration career and this is me addressing the problem head on. It's a definite passion piece and I'd love to be able to do more issues in the future, so if you spare a couple of shiny internet pennies they will go straight towards new art projects. xo

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Happy Place

It's important for us to all have a happy place, and it's even more important to visit it every day xo

Friday, 20 May 2016

one, two, three, DRAWSTRING!

This week I was asked by my amigos in Drawstring to design a tape cover for a collection of their first three tapes. I've combined the three characters from One, Two and Three, and had the most fun doing it. Revisiting previous drawings is something I like to do from time to time, and I think it ties the collection up nicely. Thanks again to Ben and Sam for getting me involved, I feel like part of the band! haha xo

Monday, 9 May 2016

Deck Head

Thank you to Will and everyone involved in this year's Deck Show at the Vans store in Brighton, it was a great success, lots of fun. 
This is my deck for it. Painted in acrylic; dealing (like a lot of my stuff) with depression and the loneliness you can feel when you're weighed down by it. hope you like xo

Happy Place

It's important for us to all have a happy place, and it's even more important to visit it every day xo

Monday, 25 April 2016

Shelf Heroes. D.

hey amigos! i have a drawing in the latest edition of Shelf Heroes. Celebrating cinema, one letter at a time. this is Issue D.
pick one up, there's lots of incredible talent involved. thanks to Ben for including me xo

Sunday, 24 April 2016


I'm happy to be drawing again this week after two months of just painting. Did a mural, and a deck for the Vans Deck Show II next week. Of course i'm very happy to have done both, but having the attention span of a toddler, I like to be able to whip something up in a day or two. hope you're well if you're here xo


Excited for this, so many talented people involved. come in and see, free to all! xo

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

No Sleep//Nightmares//No Sleep//Nightmares//No Sleep

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Revisit to the sea

Most of my stuff I just draw from nothing and see what I get, sometimes it's nothing and sometimes it might be something I like. This guy I drew a while a go and liked but wasn't sure what to do with him so I put a pin in him, then revisited him a while later to do the background. I like to put some guys aside unfinished just for when I'm having a bit of a block, so i've always got something to do. xo

Monday, 8 February 2016

Hollow Shells

These two carry on with what i was talking about previously regarding depression. The feeling that if someone were to crack your head open it'd be hollow and all your thoughts, colourful or otherwise, would spill out onto the floor. They're fun to draw and mean very much to me, and hopefully to you xo

Drawstring Three

This is the cover of the third demo tape that I've drawn for my friends in Drawstring. love love xo

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Here's a couple of bits i did for my friends' band Losing Sleep to coincide wight the release of their new album Fear of Missing Out xo

Self Portrait #2589

This picture represents when I first approached a doctor about suffering from depression. A lot of people I've spoken to seem to swear off the thought of taking anti-depressants before they've even tried, which is understandable, I was the same for years. Nobody likes the thought of feeling dependant on chemicals. I got to the point where I would literally do ANYTHING to try and conquer the way I felt. Therapy, drugs, a fucking lobotomy, I was so low I'd give anything a go.
I think most people think that the drugs control your brain, you become a robot and lose all personality, which isn't the case at all. In my experience they simply put up an invisible wall in my head to stop the most horrible thoughts, freeing up some space for me to breath and focus on more positive things, or just more everyday type thoughts. They helped. They still do for the most part, and now I'm more in tune with my body and mind to recognise those days where I may need a little more or a little less. Most importantly, I will NEVER quit completely without returning to my GP to discuss it because if I am going through a long period of feeling fantastic, it is most likely that the drugs are helping! 
This picture represents that period of transition when I first started on them. There was a strange feeling of disengagement or numbness. It was the first time in my life where I felt my mind and my body as two separate things, my mind felt like it was rattling around lose in my body and could float off at any given second. i could be in a conversation with someone and hear everything as if I were deep under water. It was a strange old time, but if I hadn't gone through it I could be dead, so I'd say it was the right choice, and now I take everything a day at a time.

Hope you're well xo

World's End

i am a stone and you are the air
i feel heavy, you don't care
you float and i fall
and you don't seem to care at all

we all are

isn't that reassuring?

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015

splitting headache

it can be a hard hard struggle to not let negative thoughts and anxieties build up until they spill out of you in a horrible manner, in ways that you can't describe or convey properly because you don't understand yourself. it's hard to not let everything push you into a corner and make you want to give up. everything is fucked, everything is unfair, everything is against you, everything is hard, you're alone and no one understands.

you are not alone  xo