31 December 2009

Creative Review - January 2010

My work appears in the January issue of Creative Review Magazine... twice! :-)

On page 16 you can see snippets of my entry for the E Stings competition and on page 18 there's a little bit about my involvement in the NHS Choices cartoon competition with a screen shot from "Brenda's Poisonous Pastime".

It's nice to have my work shown in a major design publication but it's a bit of a shame that I didn't actually win either competition... although both provided me with valuable funds so I can't be too upset.

Hopefully it's not a case of "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" and I might actually win something next year!

Happy New Year!



21 December 2009

What I did when I was a kid...

My lovely mum was having a clear out the other day and she found a folder packed full of my early "work". Worryingly I had a bit of a thing for drawing pictures of Hitler, war, death and destruction. :-/

If my kids were doing stuff like that I'd probably get them in for some psychological profiling... but it just goes to show that kids can draw some awful things and still turn out to be alright! Assuming I am actually alright?!? Everyone had to go and see the school nurse right?

Anyhow, I also found many pictures of Chad... which gave me a bit of a laugh. What was I thinking?!?

First up... it's the classic "just Chad"...

Then, dead or alive you're coming with me... it's Chad Cop...
Bad Chad... ?
Choss... which is Bros, but Chads... dating this stuff to the late 80s/early 90s when I was 13/14.
Chad the Barbarian. Awesome.
...And my personal favourite... Michael Chadson!

Then there's the dark side of drawings, including a picture of Hitler which shames me! Unfortunately, there were several pictures of Hitler in the stash and some of them were mounted meaning I must have done them at school... but I can't remember being questioned about them!?!?

Having said that, clearly I'd seen Robocop and played Barbarian on the Amiga... both pretty gory affairs for a young lad. I blame the parents! ;-)





7 December 2009

E Stings awards night

Last Thursday (the 3rd) I attended the annual E Stings awards ceremony at Channel 4 HQ in smoky big London!

Luckily, this time, I was not one of the people to go home empty-handed as I managed to bag £500 in the form of a runners up prize! The other prizes were awarded to Cyriak Harris (winner) and Gareth Sayers (fellow runner up). So, congratulations to us all!

A few people were interested in seeing the entries for round two, which were not made public but I've provided mine for anyone who wants to have a gander. I also scanned in my prize (what a nerd)!


But perhaps more important than this or any other award for work I've also put-up a copy of a certificate I received this morning for recognition of my services to the moustache. Now that is an award!