Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Oh to be in England now that the World Cup is near ...

The old cultural worries are back to go alongside our more mundane concerns about the lack of a decent centre forward and one-paced right wingers. Oh well, here's to a happy couple of weeks whingeing ...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Ken Loach wins!

The Palme d'Or goes to Warwickshire's finest director and the race drawing several posts below was right on the money. My source, who reliably informed me that Ken was up and in the running, is a midlands man himself, so he obviously knew just what he was talking about!

You can see another drawing of Ken on my site in the caricature section. It harks back to one of his first film triumphs - Kes - you know, that one with the boy and the bird ... and Brian Glover pretending to be Bobby Charlton.

The posters all show the lad in a vigorous pose and somehow it suits the director too.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Only fools ...

... on the joy of home wireless networking - not that I've got around to it yet. Still, it's the bank holiday at last. Hurray!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

How crap is my home office?

Another third of the busy day - an editorial cartoon.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Busy day

I have to finish this supplement cover today all about the joys of working for a union ... nothing like a challenge! Then I can get on with another drawing and the never-ending pile of paperwork that grows every damn time I look at it.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Phew ...

Been trying to sort out my web site, which is a bit of a mess. I really need to go it focused as a proper portfolio site - and then I can do my existential musing here instead. Today, I've been working on sorting out my caricature section. I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More from Cannes 2006

This is another drawing of three directors in the race for the Palme D'or (the prize for the best feature film at Cannes). Here you can see (from right to left) Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach and Sofia Coppola battling it out. The temptation to do Sofia and her horse as interchangeable was hard to resist ...

Monday, May 15, 2006 here

This is the final image that will appear in the one of the daily papers that Screen will publish during this years festival. As you can see, it features all nine jurors, who are all famous actors or directors.

From right to left they are: Elia Suleiman (Director), Tim Roth (actor), Zhang Ziyi (actress), Samuel L. Jackson (actor), Monica Belluci (actress), Patrice Leconte (Director), Helena Bonham-Carter (actress) and Lucretia Martel (Director.)

The chap at the front is the president of the jury Wong Kar-Wai.

It's been a real challenge caricaturing nine people at once and then shoehorning them into another film reference scene, while keeping it consistent and plausible. Fun though - hope you agree.

Friday, May 12, 2006

From here ...

At the moment I'm working on a large caricature of the nine jury members for the Cannes Film Festival. I'm drawing this for Screen International. I've had an initial rough approved - the idea is based on a famous scene from 12 Angry Men, probably the best film about evidence and juries ever. Here's the rough drawing and I'll post some versions of the work as I get closer to finishing it.

Say hello, wave goodbye ...

I've been drawing the UK's PM for too many years now - and I'm starting to feel just as dried-up and tired as he looks. Check out pictures of him back in 1997 to today and you can see just how horrible politics really is ...