Monday, December 01, 2014

I have new items for sale Clay Pipe Shop, four new prints, a bag and badges. Clay Pipe Music is the small record label I run, and the prints are all based on images I have done for LP and CD covers.

The prints are Risograph prints and were printed at Ditto Press, unlike digital prints they are not direct copies of the original artwork, each colour is printed separately and overlapping inks of different transparencies are used to create extra, or modify existing colours - because the colour pallet is very limited Risograph prints have a distinct charm all of their own.

They are printed on Munken Pure 170mg paper, signed and numbered, 40 copies of each.

Jon Brooks '52' Sleeve design.
£20 + P&P

Illustration from the Tyneham House booklet.
£20 + P&P


Illustration from the Tyneham House booklet.
£20 + P&P

Illustrations from The Hardy Tree booklet.
£20 + P&P

Enamel Badge
£3.50 + P&P


Tote record bag - with flap and adjustable strap.
£9.99 + P&P

Tuesday, November 04, 2014


I recently completed a book cover for Stonebird by Mike Revell, published by Quercus books. An exciting, and dark children's story about a boy who befriends a (live) stone gargoyle. I've included a couple of pencil roughs so you can see how the cover developed. The general layout was suggested by the client, but initially I had Stonebird looking more bird like and feathered. The client suggested that I change this - I think to make Stonebird look friendly, they also wanted him to lean over the boy more, and the illustration to extend over the inside flaps - where they planned to place text over it. The finished artwork was done in two separate images, back and front.

First Rough

Second Rough



Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Jon Brooks "52"

Jon Brooks "52" the latest release on my little record label is available to pre-order from today. As usual I did all the artwork and this time even made a video for it. More info and details on ordering from the Clay Pipe Music website HERE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More WW1 images for the BBC

Here is my final post showing images from a selection of the work that I recently completed on WW1 for the BBC, the work can be seen in on the BBC Primary History website.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More BBC Primary History

Here is some more work from the recent project I did for the BBC. This time the images illustrate children's lives during WW1 at school and at home.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BBC Primary History WW1

As part of the commemoration of one hundred years from the start of World War One, I recently completed a lot  illustrations for the BBC Primary History website. Over the next few weeks I'm going to be posting a selection of them on my blog - starting off with some famous characters from the period. The work can be seen on the BBC website HERE

Edith Cavell Before The War.
Edith Cavell During The War.
Sgt Stubby Before The War
Stg Stubby After The War
Walter Tull Before The War
Walter Tull During The War

Friday, March 28, 2014

Woman's Weekly

Three Images for Woman's Weekly Magazine, for a story set on the Derbyshire moorlands.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Big Giant, Little Bear

It has taken a while to post this work - I think I completed it at the end of 2012. I was waiting for the book to be published, but I believe it is out there now.  Big Giant, Little Bear - two folk tales from the Arctic retold by Rosalind Kerven. This was a particularly enjoyable job, the client wanted a very limited colour palette which is unusual for a children's book.