Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Arrival: Hiroshima!!!

Yay! The lovely red moleskine has arrived and Tom's drawings are going great with my morning coffee :) I especially like the "afterpaste". What to put in it? Suddenly I feel nervous!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Here are my completed 8 pages, I just went for the sort of thing I draw in my personal sketchbooks. I usually only draw on one side of the page as the black ink shows through, so I glued some paper onto every other page.

Here's a breakdown of each of the pages:

Page 1 - The stamp from the envelope the book arrived in, mounted in a gallery and being viewed by critics.

Page 2 - A drunk naked man ruining a carpet at a party.

Page 3 - A group of chavs.

Page 4 - An advert for 'Afterpaste' toothpaste. I love drawing adverts for disgusting and/or useless products I invent.

Page 5 - A pile of random characters. I used to doodle pictures like this all the time at school.

Page 6 and 7 - A translated guide to 'The Idiots of the Internet'. Mostly inspired by the stupid comments often seen on YouTube videos.

Page 8 - The Joker. Loosely based on Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Batman villain. Thought I'd go for a change and use some colour on this one.

I had a lot of fun finishing my pages, and ended up finishing a fair few in my own Moleskine too. Hope you all enjoy your turn, and fingers crossed this one doesn't get lost.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Toms entry, News, Song

The red book is now in its final hours of toms possession and soon he will reveal what delights he has given us,

In other news... The red books next stop is japan! Wahay were going global! I am also going to put some more links in the sidebars over the next week so if anyone has any great website's they think we should all know about just stick a comment on this post and i'll see what i can do.

I have noticed that some people place things like songs they are liking or books they are reading at the end of blog posts SO...

one for the old ravers of the 90's
Matt Helders (drummer from arctic monkeys) - Dreamer (feat. Nesreen Shah).

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

First (again)

The new red book arrived yesterday morning. I've been noting down ideas of what to put in it, and I'm looking forward to making my mark. I had originally planned on doing the first page the day it arrived, but much to my frustration a client is currently forcing me to rework a load of character designs (back to my originally proposed designs, why do they always do that?). But anyway, the project is back on track.

Ps. Where's my chocolate then? :D

Saturday, 1 November 2008

just to clarify things

hello all, the RED book is now on its way to tom sambles. the BLACK book is currently lost.
as the black book only had 1 entry into it i am going to send out another if it does not appear by january.
so all you people who wish to sign up but think its too late, dont despair we still got room for more.

the reason for there bieng 2 books is this, i had an applicant who teaches advanced photography, she thought it would be a good idea to let her class contribute in the 8 pages, i decided to make it a bit bigger than 8 pages though, so her class will be split in two and given a page each and one for her in each book, this takes up 12 pages in each book. although this leaves a number not divisible by eight leaving blank pages?!? no worries i am also going to split my entry acrross the 2 books aswell! i think this will give the books something to link them will make the RED and BLACK moleskines become an inseparable pair.

if anyone else wishes to split there entry across the 2 books let me know.

chow for now.