Decomposition WIP



Some sketches and ideas for the Edinburgh League of Comics’ Smorgasbord+ mega zine swap topic, “Decomposition”. The comic itself is getting there but you won’t see it until May – in the mean time I post more work in progress/sketchy stuff over on Tumblr, so check it out if you’re interested!


The Girl and the Sea mini-zine

I made a little mini-zine-thing out of an A4 sheet of paper. So on one side, it looks like this:

girlandtheseabookletwebThen it’s folded up into a booklet with 8 A7 pages, like this (this one’s folded kind of roughly, because it’s just a first try):

girlandtheseazinephoto girlandtheseazinephoto2 girlandtheseazinephoto3If you unfold the booklet and flip it over, there’s an A4 ‘poster’:

girlandtheseapostera4webAnd here’s the comic in full! You can click the images to make them bigger for a better view:

girlandtheseacomicpage1-2web girlandtheseacomicpage3-4web girlandtheseacomicpage5-6web girlandtheseacomicpage7-8web

Website Redesign

So this is what I’ve been up until 3 o’clock in the morning doing! I wanted to bring my website up to date a bit, so I took down all the old work that doesn’t really represent my style anymore and gave the whole thing a bit of an overhaul. It’s not a masterpiece of coding or anything but hopefully it’ll do the job. It should tie in better with the self-promo packs I was in the middle of designing when I decided to do this as well…







Seeing as I’ve been working on this long past the point where I should probably have gone to sleep, there might be some mistakes – can anyone see any? I know the ‘links’ thing and the ‘other’ portfolio section don’t exist, I’ll get round to them at some point! Visit it at and see how badly I’ve messed it up!

New website online!

So I’ve finally got my website online (touch wood!), here’s what it looks like now:



Okay so it’s not brilliant, I’m pretty new to this Dreamweaver business still – hopefully I can work on it a bit more later on. But it should all work okay and you can see lots of pictures! Here’s the link:

And here’s a gratuitous picture of my desk, because I tidied and it will probably not be this neat again for a long long time:


(there are more now in the about section on this blog if you want to see the rest of my ‘studio’)

Musical Scavengers

So this is what we’ve been working on in college for the last couple of weeks – an advertising task, with us split into groups. We were briefed to create a campaign supporting original music, and criticising the legions of people who remix, edit, cover and imitate it.

Our group pretty quickly came upon the idea of representing these musical ‘scavengers’ as magpies, taking parts from other musicians and making them into something ugly and non-functional:

So there it is! I designed the illustrated part of the typeface and the little magpie logo, which was kind of fun. We also came up with a kind of  ‘guerilla’ marketing plan involving putting cardboard cut-outs of the magpies into music shops:


Our groups’ campaign was voted the best in the class! We won chocolates, so I’m pretty happy about that. Mmm, chocolate for dinner…

Six for Gold

Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve been working on at college lately! We’re doing an advertising task in groups, and technically our ideas are supposed to be a secret – so I’m just uploading a few little sketches for now (even though everybody knows everybody else’s ideas by now anyway).



(click on the images to make them bigger)

I would never describe myself as a superstitious person: but when I see a magpie on its own, I always stop to say hello. So it doesn’t bring me bad luck. And there are six magpies on this page for a reason…

Hm. I should probably start describing myself as a superstitious person.