It's always a treat to hook up with one of my favourite cohorts, Holly from A Little Stranger. You must have heard about her amazing guinea pig plushies, Hey Cavey by now. Well it's been a year since Hey Cavey has been around and to celebrate she's putting on a show in Holborn at the Fleet River Bakery on Thursday. There are some super unique cavies at this show designed by me and other top notch artists such as Peskimo, Lunartik, Jam Factory and other movers & shakers which have all been realised by Holly and given the cuddly treatment at which she excels. Here's what I came up with for the show:
My offering is a Calamari Cavey terror of the deep. I love how she's done the tentacles - adorable. This abomination of nature could be yours so get over to Ebay and get bidding now. It's a one of a kind collectors edition that can only skyrocket in value. Get yourselves over to the show on Thursday and I'll see you there for cake. Deets below:
It was one of my favourite Korky strips in last week's Dandy where he fulfills his ambition to go swimming with dolphins. Unbelievably this was the only time the editor asked me to make a change. In the story I was basically having the dolphins break all the rules on that sign of things not to do on the poster that was in all the swimming pools in the 70s & 80s. The original poster is below but looking at it again it's not heavy petting that isn't allowed, it's just petting. So yes, maybe I did go too far. But kudos to The Dandy for letting me run fast and loose with Korky. It's a rare treat to have so much freedom, especially with such a venerable character. My other clients could learn a lot from them...
Today is voting day so it's interesting to see how all that will turn out. The other week the Labour candidate called round the flat to canvas and I got her in to show her my idea. I had it a few weeks ago and someone in Hove council seemed vaguely interested in it until they stopped replying to my calls. My idea is to put up water fountains on the front and stop people buying bottled water which is a little wasteful. I even roughed up a little logo for them to try and sell this idea. She said it was pointless because of corporate water bottling culture. It seemed all her political zeal has been knocked out of her before she's even in a place of power. Needless to say didn't get my vault - which was a shame as she seemed quite nice.
Being the illustrator extraordinaire and wondrous wordsmith that I am, I will endeavor to entertain you through the pages of this blog. I am still not sure if there will be any point to my ramblings but I feel that it has to be done so I am doing it. May God have mercy on all our adorable souls.