Yes that's right a joke that doesn't really work in either Spanish or English! (Rana being Frog, Sapo Toad, see..?.....parp) Anyway evidently it's go go go over here cos I've just done this for the new MOOKS reglier 'Draw....' thing. This time it's Draw Futurama, a programme for which I am quite fond. Loads of possibilities but eventually I plumped for this....
Hello. Here's a picture of two lovely chaps looking very proud. They're proud because they've made quite a brilliant film and the really good news is that it's currently doing the rounds so you can go and see it for yourself. It's called Dead Cat as you can probably see and all the details of where it's screening are HERE.
Oh yeah and I done that poster.
So here's the thing, I used to work at what can only be described as 'probably definitely two of the best record shops in all of the world' Flashback Records in London and in order to celebrate International Independent Record Store Day on the Saturday 20th April they asked me to design a badge that they could give out on the day. So I did and this is it ....
And the best part of it is they're FREE! No doubt they'll be quite a buzz down there on the day, loads of amazing RSD stuff on sale and DJs and bands playing and generally a bit of an all day wahoo celebration of flat spinny musical things.
....and they'll be loads of other stuff going on in the other grand independent record shops of London and indeed the world.
p.s. Credit to the very good Ossie Hirst for the badge wording, he'll be there at Essex Road so you can congratulate him in person.
Che, que estas haciendo ahora? Are you living in Buenos Aires? Are you visiting any time soon? You are? Really?! De verdad? Oh ... Well good then, perfecto, because you can pop by this lovely little shop and look at these little notebooks kindly put together for me (and the missus) by the extremely talented Leandro Jacob and being sold EXCLUSIVELY at the very excellent Salmón Tienda: Cabello 3629. Maybe you might even want to buy one.
Up to you.
Not all mine I should point out, just the three in the middle and the one at the back but the other stuffs nice too isn't it look ('Tao' and the one behind 'Sueño' also Leandro's work actually). While we're at they're also the sole stockist (in the whole of our planet world) of whats left of our bags and cards so there's that too. Exclusive indeed. Cheers. Gracias (grassy ass).
Woah there! Nearly forgot to mention, I FOUND MORE COLOURED BIROS! So by way of celebrating and being a bit festive I contributed this to the fine bunch of Grinches at The Mooks: Draw Grinch page. Been following this little website for a while and it always seems to come up trumps with its "Draw..." collections so I figured it was about time I got involved. The previous Draw Calvin and Hobbes is very brills.
I've been working on a series of images of volcanoes. Here's some of them.
Thought it might be nice to share a few pages from my sketchbooks. Here's the first one: Ideas that either did or may still end up as larger pieces. That's it really. Hope you're doing ok.
Lots of love Tom The Pen
Well, it's sort of French for 'nozzle' for a start and for seconds it's a very nice way of printing things and my good friends at Lazy Gramophone have very kindly added a set of my illustrations to there catalogue of available A6 Art Cards.
You can see for youself HERE or you can click the image on right.
..... and while we're at it you can also pick up an A4 Giclée print of 'Jetty' exclusively with a 4 other works from Lazy Gramophone artists HERE.
Anyway, there you go, why not get yourself a few Nozzle prints for Crimbo.
Ok then, so for the last few weeks I've been working with the lovely people at CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) a charity which amongst other things is working to reduce suicide rates in young men (the biggest killer of men between 16 and 35). This here's the first edition of their new FREE magazine 'CALMzine' which you should be able to find in TOPMAN stores around the country (as well as other places perhaps?). Anyway, I done the cover there and they've kindly mentioned me a bit inside too.
You can now click the image on the left for the full web version of the magazine.
To celebrate the launch CALM will be 'taking over' TOPMAN Oxford Street this Friday 25th November. There will be all manner of Dj's 'battling' throughout that day using their own personal musical records. You can see all the details HERE.
...and they will, by all accounts, on the day, be wearing Tshirts also designed by me which should be available in the not too distant future.
Here's the Illustration I did to accompany the Lazy Gramophone interview in the latest edition of Rooms Magazine.
You can check out the web version HERE but it also exists in the real world at various outlets. It looks like it's gonna a be a nice little collaboration between Lazy G and Rooms so might be something to keep an eye on....
...and while we're at it why not check out Lazy G if you've not done so lately; loads of amazing stuff on there.
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