Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Like many other kids, I grew up watching all sorts of cartoons. In amongst all these cartoons one company seemed to tell better stories with more memorable characters. For as long as I can remember, Nickelodeon has been inspiring creativity in me. Whether it's a cat and dog joined at the stomach, a pair of angry beavers or a football headed kid, Nickelodeon has always created amazingly odd and lovable characters in wonderful worlds. One element that I have always loved is the zoom shot that shows a static picture of a character in full painted detail. After years of being inspired by these shots I decided to create on of my own Nickelodeon inspired characters, a hillbilly crossed Nickelodeon I like to call Nickelode-billy.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Junkyard Brothers Circus

I went to Cirque Du Soleil not that long ago and came home very inspired. Since then I've been trying to create a picture that showed how amazing it was but nothing seemed to do it justice. So instead of creating a whole bunch of cliche circus imagery I decided to as myself a question..."What sort of circus would I like to see or be a part of?" Then it hit me...a Junkyard Circus! As I was drawing the concept I came up with a backstory that involved three brothers who work at a junkyard by day and run a circus by night in the junkyard. I think it would make a pretty cool cartoon.

One of the brothers using a bike tyre as a circus ring

A closeup of some of the detail in the junk

This shows the way they construct the junk and use it

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fresh Air

"Have you ever wanted to just bottle a smell and take it everywhere with you? Well...wait no more!" Thats how I imagine the advertising channels on TV selling bottled smells to us. Then a 1 hour infomercial would follow on the health benefits, the ease of portability and the 100% natural ingredients used. Maybe it would even be followed by a slogan like "It's not just air...it's life". 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Surgeons Overworked

This editorial illustration accompanied an article on the dangers of overworked doctors. It stated that the Australian Medical Association found the longest recorded shift by a doctor had increased to 43 hours straight. I came up with this idea to show the severity of the smallest mistake when surgeons operate after long shifts.