And the random free DLC of the week goes to..,

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which is offering a free Aveline Figurehead for the prow of your boat (which we’re guessing you’ll be seeing a lot of now that the Assassin’s Creed series desperately wants to be a naval simulator instead of free-running assassins).

The DLC will be free for PS Plus users from today for 2 weeks!
PSN Store link: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwo…CDRM0000000026

5 months ago 1 note


So Money (private commission)

I had never got round to seeing Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996) starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Heather Graham, so getting a private commission to illustrate it for a surprise birthday gift gave me the perfect excuse. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know that quite a few scenes take place in diners, so I felt this would work well for a one-off piece summing up the overall vibe of the film. Here’s the happy recipient, Henry…

Happy print owner

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6 months ago 44 notes


The New Yorker Blue Jasmine

Half page opening illustration for David Denby’s write up for Woody Allen’s new picture Blue Jasmine; starring Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins and Alec Baldwin

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6 months ago 39 notes


unknown machinery.
personal sketch. 2013 

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7 months ago 115 notes

aka Ben The Illustrator: 40 Rules To Being a Creative Professional.


Over the summer, with more and more young folks taking the steps from school to college or college to working life, I’ve seen quite a few blog posts and articles giving ‘rules’ to follow to being a creative professional, many of which aren’t necessarily written by actual working creative…

7 months ago 88 notes


Defending the Fantasy Genre with Terminal Intensity (for the official Edgar Wright show at Gallery1998) – 18” x 12” (numbered edition of 30)

My friends and I fell head over heels in love with Spaced when we first saw it on Channel 4 over a decade ago. The general predicament of the characters, the countless references to pop culture from our generation raised by VHS and Playstation, it was as if our own minds had somehow collectively made a sitcom without any of us knowing about it, and made it far more amazing than we ever could have imagined. To this day I don’t think I’ve connected with any television show in such a visceral way. 

So, when I was invited to contribute to the exhibition, after already having created artworks inspired by Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim, it just felt like a good time to return to the seminal show. When I started to think about what to do, it became clear that all the main characters needed to be in there, and as many of the minor ones I could squeeze in too, so something rather epic began.

Skipping to the end (!) I could call it a labour of love, but it didn’t really feel like labour at all.

The show opens Tuesday, August 20th, and remaining prints will be available online at some point after that.

My work here is done.

8 months ago 999 notes


Spaghetti Lovers - One of my Twisted Fifties artworks, check out all the prints and cards on my STORE!

8 months ago 43 notes


Kitchen Kitty! - For all the cat-lovers on the internet, this is one of my ‘Twisted Fifties’ art prints, check out the full range of prints and cards HERE!

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9 months ago 4,607 notes

Review: Pacific Rim (2013)



In the prime of my life I used to be the go-to-guy for weird monster movie reviews.

That was last year. Now I’m all burnt out, all worn out from giant shark attacks, hypertrophied sex organs and the family Dracula. I am the old man sitting at the end of the bar, trying to drink away the memories of those old monster movies, one at a time, waiting for the inevitable day when someone comes and pulls me out of it and forces me to face my past.

That’s not true of course. I’ve always loved monster movies, regardless of whether anyone foolishly gives me the opportunity to write about them. If however, the above scenario were true, I would have imagined Pacific Rim to have been the movie to pull me back from the void.

Sadly it’s not.

This is not to say that Pacific Rim is not a good film, simply that it is not a film deserving of the scope of its intended grandeur.

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