Saturday, October 18, 2014


image for a feature about the family involved in the boston trials for the usa edition of newsweek.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


about 10 years late to do this, but i'm on instagram now. you can find me at i'm putting a bunch of stuff up there slowly, work in progress, sketchbook stuff and photos of things i like.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

tower of london, part 1

details from something that's been keeping me busy for the best part of a year, an ongoing project for the Tower of London, parts of which are starting to go on display now. the images are in the various prison areas of the Tower as part of the permanent display - most of them are printed on large panels in the Bloody Tower, and are based around the story of the two princes whose bones were found nearby. i'm working on several other stories based in other parts of the Tower, and alongside the illustrated elements i'm also working on audio, video and animation as well, and i'm nowhere near finished yet, so there will be more of this still to come.

Friday, April 11, 2014

le monde

something else that's just turned up in the post, a couple of new pieces for le monde, this is also out now.

Friday, April 04, 2014

hohe luft & more

some more stuff turned up in the post the other day. an illustration in the current issue of hohe luft magazine, the yuko vinyl has arrived from the guys over at unday, and on a similar theme, a piece for this sunday's observer, coming out in a couple of days.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


here's the sleeve for belgian band yuko's great new album, out now. you can listen to the album over at will post a few more pics of this when i get a copy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


some recent editorials, Ravel Morrison for the new issue of Eight by Eight, Robert Gates and his anger issues for a recent issue of the New Republic, a page from the printed version of Lamono, and a selection of stuff from my weekly illustrations in the Observer.

Friday, January 03, 2014

lovers / haters

the new issue of lamono magazine has my work on the cover and features a pretty big interview with me, alongside the amazing ishod wair, ricky powell, ted pushinsky and many others. big thanks to eva, antonella and all at lamono.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


starting work on a new project for the tower of london, here are some details and work in progress  from that, alongside details and elements from a few other recent jobs. the angela merkel portrait appeared on the front cover of internazionale recently, in a slightly different variation.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


detail from a much larger image about football, corruption and qatar, editorial piece for a new magazine. more details about this soon.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

guardian masterclass

i've been invited to take part in guardian's masterclass series. the title of the event is 'what every illustrator should know', and it's taking place on sept 14 at guardian hq in london. i'll be showing some new work and talking about various aspects of life as a working illustrator, alongside adrian johnson, malika favre, mr bingo and noma bar - come along, it will be a good day. tickets and more info on the event are on the guardian site here.

Monday, July 01, 2013


here's one for stewart lee in this week's observer for an article about london, poverty, gentrification and hamburger meat.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

new site soon..

i'm rebuilding this may take me a while, so in the meantime all updates will be kept to this blog, and of course you can still contact me via big active too. launch date depends on how busy i am, but the old site is gone for now, it's time for a refresh.

Monday, May 06, 2013

new work

here's a bunch of new stuff, some work in progress, some sketchbook bits, and some experiments and leftovers from recent jobs. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013


iain duncan smith being satan, once again for stewart lee in today's Observer.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


this one is for Stewart Lee's brilliant column in this week's Observer, out today. i always love working on stuff for him.

Friday, March 01, 2013


another quick one, out today (i think), a front cover for Internazionale magazine in italy, featuring comedian / politician beppe grillo. in the meantime, i'm trying to update the layout of this blog so if things look a bit weird, check back in a little while.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

virus dragon insect army

couple of new editorials for bloomberg, in progress. these should be out soon - more info on them later. *edit - these are not being published after all, so they are staying put for the moment..