Author Archives: quirkyjoe

Sleeve Designs & Secret 7″

I’m pretty excited to have had one of the seven sleeve designs I entered into Secret 7″ chosen for their exhibition.  I’d designed a sleeve for each of the songs that the competition invited designers and artists to create exciting … Continue reading

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Colour Doodles & More Colour Doodles

I’ve had quite a lot of fun revisiting drawings from last year and adding colour and playing around with them. Here is the fun…

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Schiele & She-Ra

I think this started just as a pun on ‘Schiele’ and ‘She-Ra’ and the idea developed from there. Or at least it developed as far as three pictures based on three Egon Schiele portraits with added She-Ra to become ‘Schiele-Ra’. 80s … Continue reading

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Beard of Confusion & The Calm During the Storm

It is very stormy outside and I’ve been looking back through old sketches and drawings and trying to make use of them or breathe new life into them. And generally, I’m trying to maintain a sense of busyness through a … Continue reading

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New Year & Dramatic Horse

There were lots of new and exciting things for me to experience in 2013. At the start of the year I created animation sequences for the feature documentary 1 Way Up 3D (released later this year) and I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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The Arrival That Did & The Sale

The Anteater That Didn’t arrived from its first print run in the form of 500 hardback copies. And people are buying it! There are copies available via the website http://theanteater.co.uk/shopping-cart/ and on the shelves of several bookshops in Brighton & Hove including … Continue reading

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Escaped Zoo Animals & Books in the Post

I’ve been sent a copy of ‘Bland Encounter’ from the author, Donald Wightman. It’s a book I created the cover illustration for and he wanted some of the tone and imagery to resemble Viz comics, or the covers of Tom … Continue reading

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The Ticking Clock & Painting With Tea

We’re running out of time. In terms of our Kickstarter for The Anteater That Didn’t, written by Greg Allum and Illustrated by me. We’re really hoping we can find enough funding to print the book before the deadline. To find … Continue reading

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Music & Lempicka

Since finishing my animation sequences for the last Kayosoul video (see it here) I’ve been itching to take on my own fully animated music video (preferably under 3 minutes and take less than 3 months to complete). I haven’t come … Continue reading

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The Anteater & Buy This Book For Christmas

The Anteater That Didn’t is the fully illustrated story of Nigel DeMontfort, a purple anteater who very much prefers cream teas to ants. It’s a project that writer Greg Allum and I have been developing together since the start of … Continue reading

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