Monday, August 4, 2014

End the genocide in Gaza

The original poster
Several years ago, I stumbled on a database of vintage Zionist propaganda posters (I can’t find it anymore, or I’d link to it). I was struck by the optimism and innocence of those brightly coloured seventies’ designs – they looked like the pages from any number of classic children’s books – and by how it contrasted with Israel’s terrible actions against the Palestinians.

This one on the right caught my attention especially, probably because the big story at that time was the wall that Israel built, seizing yet more land and turning Gaza into a giant prison. So I made this updated version. I don’t know if it’s really worthwhile – I suppose it’s a very design-nerdy response to the murder of thousands of people – but it was on my mind for a long time, so I finally just did it. The line was originally going to be “End apartheid in Israel,” but given recent events, it didn’t seem strong enough anymore.

Feel free to take this image if you want it. If you want to do something, here are some links:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dubliners has been funded!

Cross-posted from Wake in Progress

De Selby Press has passed their funding goal for the illustrated Dubliners! Thanks to everyone who’s got involved, whether by ordering or book, sharing the link online, telling their friends, or simply sending encouragement, it’s all meant a lot to us.

To celebrate, here’s a recap of all the illustrations I’ve shared so far, in order. And don’t forget, if you haven’t ordered a copy yet, there’s still plenty of time to get one along with a lot of enticing Dubliners-related swag at the fundraiser page.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wake in Progress at Urban Light

Cross-posted from Wake in Progress

 Thanks to everyone at Urban Light for hosting my work during the Phinneywood Art Walk last night, and thanks to all of you who came. I for one had a great time, met lots of interesting people, and stayed up way past my bedtime. The Instagram below is the only photo I know of to prove that the event took place. You might make out in the back there that, as well as the Wake, we also previewed some of the Dubliners illustrations. If you weren’t able to make it, then I hope you’ll come to the BIG art walk on August 8th, because I’ll still be there.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Preorder Illustrated Dubliners

De Selby Press has launched their campaign to fund the first edition of Dubliners illustrated by me. If you’d like to preorder a copy, you’d be doing them a big favour to do it now to help them meet their goal! Rewards include signed editions, posters, signed prints, and an mp3 of The Lass of Aughrim, the song from “The Dead.” If you already have a thousand copies of Dubliners clogging up your bookshelves (it’s weird how they seem to multiply, isn’t it?), then please share the link with all your Joyce-loving friends. Thank you!

Just go here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The City: Unmistakable Bathsalts

Over at The City, Cassegrain Sanglot returns briefly before we continue with the ongoing story of Mr. Josef Potnik (for that is his name).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The City: Only one way out

Page nine of The City is available for reading, so read it!