Sunday, 18 October 2020

New Writing for Horrified Magazine

 Hope you're well. 

I've written a couple of articles for the new website / magazine Horrified, which covers British Horror in all forms (films, TV, books, new fiction etc). They've built up a fantastic website with some really interesting pieces, so I'm very proud to be involved too.

The first is on Hammer's much-maligned 1972 effort Dracula A.D. 1972 and can be found here.

The second is on the 1964 thriller Seance On A Wet Afternoon, and can be found here.



Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.


Saturday, 22 August 2020

Kitsune In The Forest

 


This drawing was partly inspired by a print by Asai Chu called Wedding Procession Of Foxes, which I found in a great book called Japan Supernatural: Ghosts, Goblins And Monsters 1700s To Now (edited by Melanie Eastburn). Because of this, I've called the piece Kitsune, which is Japanese for fox. Foxes in Japanese folklore are cunning and powerful tricksters, with a gift for shape-shifting and mischief.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Small Deer In The Fallen Leaves



A small deer, quietly exploring in the fallen Autumn leaves. Ink and watercolour on a 4" by 4" canvas.

In other news, I've set up an Etsy shop, which you can find here, or in the navigation bar for pages on this blog. There are some cards and prints for sale, and if they sell, I'll stock some other designs too. Thanks.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Something In The Bedsheets

A new drawing, inspired in part by "Oh Whistle & I'll Come To You My Lad" by M.R. James. I call it "Something In The Bedsheets". Sleep well...


Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Geese


Here's a doodle of a gaggle of Canada Geese. I think they have an unfair negative reputation. They can be aggressive but they're also loyal and seem to look after each other - if ducks would learn from them and pool their resources to look after their young, there'd be far fewer lost ducklings this time of year.

And the sound of a flock of geese flying over is a beautiful thing - both hopeful and sad, lonely and reassuring.