Something In The Water – Issue 1

Earlier in the year I produced some illustrations of BiLE, Glitch Lich and BenoƮt and the Mandelbrots for a mini booklet about Network Music Festival. The whole magazine, which includes the mini booklet, has recently been released as Something In The Water:

Something In The Water is a magazine that delves into the past, present and future music scenes/clubs/creativity of Birmingham.
The magazine unveils long forgotten, eye-opening events, allowing a new audience to understand the importance of Birmingham’s musical history, while allowing another audience to reminisce. Something In The Water contains no photography and is illustrated by talented creatives from across the world.

The magazine is having a launch party on 26th May 2012. You can see my work alongside the interviews from page 40 onwards, or have a look below

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

Dirty Bristow issue Two launch – 13th August 2011

Dirty Bristow, an independent magazine from local bloggers/twitterers/social media/internet fellows Jon Bounds and Danny Smith, is holding a launch party for their second issue on Saturday 13th August from 8pm at The Edge in Digbeth:

Dirtys Bristow issue Two launch

Just like Issue 1 I provided an illustration for one of the articles, a preview of which you can see below, or you can catch a glimpse in this flip-through:


Get your ticket for the event now and/or get your own copy of the magazine to see some awesome work!

Vacuum Packed Children

The first issue of Dirty Bristow is out now and features a part-glitch illustration by me.

Vacuum Packed Children

For the theme of this issue, Birth, I was asked to illustrate an article by up-and-coming funny man Harry Vale that goes on to detail his experience of doing stand-up comedy for the first time:

It’s a torrid tale about losing my virginity, punctuated by the revelation that it was brutally robbed from me by my own father. There are gasps, groans, and then finally laughs. Worry not, dear reader, my anal virginity is still intact (and available for a modest fee); it was just the truly awful and hackneyed opening joke of my first ever stand-up comedy gig.

You wouldn’t guess it from the extremely high quality of the magazine, but it’s all self-financed and published by apparent geniuses Jon Bounds and Danny Smith who have, to my knowledge, never ventured into publishing territory. It very much fits in with the zine ethos, especially as they make a point to give each contributor as much freedom as possible and steer clear of advertisements.

Go grab a copy now!

They’re also looking for contributors for the next issue, so support your local publishing scene and get in touch.