Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mystery Wheel, Frozen Planet....1969 Sci-Fi Album Cover Illustration


I was lucky enough to illustrate this monolithic Sc-Fi image to accompany Frozen Planet...1969' brand new song called the Mystery Wheel. It's out today and you can check out this amazingly fuzzy 25 minute previously unreleased jam now on their Bandcamp page. This illustration was such a blast to work on and I got to stylistically reference some of my favorite Science Fiction and comic book illustrators including: Jack Kirby, Moebius, Herge and Mike Allred. Watch the image take shape from quite literally a doodle on a scrap of paper to its full colour glory in the animation below.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Honkin' Christmas!


Merry Christmas Everyone! Hope Santa is good to you! Here Is a Christmas Card Illustration that I have done for Sweets Workshop. It features Sydney's Favorite bird the Ibis aka the Bin Chicken.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

RIP Stan Lee - Excelsior!


A very sad day for comic book fans and "True Belivers" everywhere. RIP Stan Lee, Excelsior. The Characters you help create and stories you told will live on for generations to come. I was lucky enough to meet Stan twice and he really was the man; funny, witty and really patient and kind to his fans!



The first time I meet him was at San Diego Comic Convention in 2006 he was so funny and loved seeing the old 1960's issue of the Incredible Hulk I got him to sign he turned and said to his helper "WOW Now this is an old one!" and had a good laugh when I showed him my travel diary entry for that day "Today I meet a fellow True Believer! NUFF SAID!



I was luck enough to meet Stan again in 2014 when he came out to Sydney for Supanova. I knew I had to do something special so I made a custom Mego action figure of him. He absolutely loved it and all the work that went into it! Especially that I modeled his head off a Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes figure. To top off such a wonderful meeting his aide had me custom make another custom action figure of Stan Lee for his private collection, truly one of the greatest moments of my life. you can read more about this magical day here!

Sad day indeed the world is definitely a little less super today Nuff Said!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Heavy Medicinal Grand Exposition, Frozen Planet....1969 Album Cover Illustration


I was recently contacted by the guys from a local Sydney heavy-psych rock band called Frozen Planet....1969 about the possibility of illustrating the cover of their upcoming sixth album called The Heavy Medicinal Grand Exposition!


The pitch had my brain reeling from the get go. A concept album about a traveling medicine show, featuring a cast of colourful characters lead by a ring leader-snake oil salesman character the formidable Doctor Berner. The concept sees this rag tag group on a quest to sell bottles of his glowing green elixir, which will apparently cure any pain and deliver anyone from evil all set to an improvised heavy-psyched-out instrumental adventure!


Needless to say this fantastic concept had me hook, line and sinker and I really went to town creating this group of characters and painting a vivid picture of the world they live in to accompany the music. There is the Savage Whistling Monkey and his Organ Grinder playing companion, the Indefinable duo Oddball Sundae, The Astonishing Juggler, The Swordsman, The Enchanting Oxandra Lanceolata and of course Doctor Berner himself. While the album itself is only 2 tracks the first track is divided into sections as the music shifts, which represent one of the characters.


Working on this project was an absolute dream come true. Designing the album cover itself on top of the illustration allowed me to add to the mythology of this traveling medicine show and I designed the gate-fold of the album to look like an old circus poster or program. The album itself has been released on vinyl by Headspin Records and even has a limited edition version on transparent green coloured vinyl. It was such a wonderful feeling to hold the finished copy in my hands, put the album on the record player and put the needle down.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dulwich Hill Village Fair Logo Design



Here is a look at the logo I created for the Dulwich Hill Village Fair through my work at Sweets Workshop. The Fair was such a lovely event showcasing the best the local area has to offer. It was also pretty great to see the logo I designed all over the place.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Howlin' Wolf & Muddy Waters Go Psychedelic Blues Gig Poster


Here's a look at a poster I created for Drey Rollan's tribute night to the iconic psychedelic concept albums of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters! Electric Mud and The Howlin' Wolf Album that were released by Chess records in the late 1960's. I based the illustration on one of the only know photographs of these two musical giants together which you can see below, I love everything about the original photo.



If you are in Sydney you should definitely check this gig out It will be a night to remember.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Barbeque Barbarians - Vintage Style Trading Cards


Meet the Barbeque Barbarians! I recently created and illustrated this rag tag group of characters and thought they would be perfect fodder to produce a wax pack of retro/vintage 1980's style collector cards.


The Barbeque Barbarians are; Burger Master, Shee-La, Fryer, The Sauceress, Hell Dog, Chook and The Rack. After a night of beer and barbecue, earth born Brax Anderson found himself transformed and transported to a savage, lawless land. Wielding the Sacred, Serrated Steak Knife of POWER, he leads the mighty Barbeque Barbarians into battle against an evil overlord and her mindless mercenaries. Each pack contains ALL 7 characters and is jam packed with so much retro goodness you will "Taste The POWER!"


Each pack features all 7 characters and the card all feature a bio on the back. You can pick up a pack via my online shop here. I'm also in the very early stages of creating a comic featuring the heroic adventures of these guys, so watch this space.