Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Submit work for NoBrow

Nobrow Press publishes beautifully tactile illustrated books. They are running an open invitation illustration project inspired by Nick White's new Nobrow book People I've Never Met & Conversations I've Never Had:

We thought Nick's book was a good subject to open up to everyone. And if we get some interesting responses they will make another great book!

So Nobrow asks you to submit one image of a person you've never met, and one other image illustrating a conversation you've never had. This can be a drawing, photograph, collage, etching, or whatever medium you want. A selection of the submissions will then be compiled and made into a book published by Nobrow Press.

Please keep your submissions to just the two images per person.

Submission Details:
115mm x 145mm at 350dpi (1585px X 1998px)

To submit a piece please upload it to this group.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!


See more details here

Monday, 7 December 2009


More pearls of wisdom from the conference at SHU, the first one from Gary Powell is very apt.
The rest of the quotes pertain to authorial practice, self generated work with out a client.


At a recent illustration conference at Sheffield Hallam Uni. I scribbled down a few names mentioned, some are illustrators, others artist or interesting publications. Dive in - have a look.


Billie Jean

Tom Gauld

Elephant Magazine

Gary Baseman

Anne Howeson

No Brow

Gary Panter

Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron's work might be of interest to some, she works a lot with pattern and texture, recently trying to avoid using an outline to define shape.

Some new blogs to look at

Don't know if you saw this in Saturdays 'The Guide' from The Guardian newspaper but there was a list of links based on drawing. I thought these might be useful. The first is a daily blast of inspiration from the strange to the wonderful http://yayeveryday.com/. The second is all about doodling - you don't have to just do it on paper you know! http://www.doodlersanonymous.com/
Enjoy x

Saturday, 5 December 2009


Check out Peter Arkle. Now based in New York where he is freelance illustrator of books, magazines and ads. he occasionally produces a magazine called PETER ARKLE NEWS [PAN] which contains drawings and comments /observations of everyday life