Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Nepal feels like a second home to me! At the end of last year my wife Lucy and I travelled there and attempted the Everest Basecamp trek. We had to be evacuated by helicopter after Lucy fell incredibly ill with HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema), the hours spent on that mountain watching Lucy suffer were the worst I've experienced in my life! I can't even begin to understand how the people in Nepal must feel after Saturdays 7.8 magnitude earthquake which has currently taken the lives of over 4000 people and left countless others without food, shelter and water. 

When I heard the news my heart sunk. I can't just stand by and watch, which is why I'm selling 4 original ink sketches from my travel journal I kept in Nepal and donating 100% of the money to World Vision's Earthquake Appeal which is currently providing food, water, shelter and medical equipment to the victims of the earthquake. Each sketch is $30. If that doesn't suit your budget or you want to do more you can make contributions directly to any of these trusted charities listed on the abc.net.au/appeals site. THANKS!     




Friday, April 17, 2015

Future Flight

I was at the library last week and found a book on old propaganda posters. I loved the strong and simplistic nature of them and the portrait they painted of their ideas. I wanted to create a similar kind of feel with this illustration but with less force and a warmer feeling. It gave me a chance to play around with a different style and use some brushes which taught me a few things.

Friday, April 3, 2015


If you were ever a curious kid like me you may have wondered where exactly the easter bunny got all those eggs from? I still don't know the answer, but it brings back memmories of the true story of Easter my dad told me as a kid. Using an Easter egg as an example, he said that "the tomb where they lay Jesus' body after he was crucified is just like this egg" he then let me break the egg open and finished with a simple conclusion "empty". I realise now that the genius nature of this story was using the symbol that diverts attention away from Jesus to illustrate the story of Jesus. Plus, I also got to eat the egg..hehehe.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trademark the Pencil

Trademark the Pencil is finally here! It's been one of my life dreams to create a minicomic and it's come true today with this release. I've crammed 7 stories into 12 pages and printed, cut and stapled every issue together. I've printed a limit of 80 copies of Trademark the Pencil and that's all there will ever be. Each comic is hand numbered inside (eg. 1 of 80) so you know what you're getting is hand made. You can buy copy of Trademark the Pencil from my online shop for $4 + $1 for postage or pick up a copy from the Piccadilly Kitchen who will be stocking them from Friday the 10th of April until sold out. It's also worth mentioning that $2 from each comic sold goes to Our Home Community (a home for orphans in South India). Thanks for your support!