Monday, March 30, 2009


Whether you look upon him as Ricky Gervais's muse or the man who makes Ricky Gervais look funny, there's no mistaking Karl Pilkington's genius.
If you've not heard of him or seen him, just 'YouTube' him or download one of the hilarious podcasts. Pure comedy gold!!

Update 30/3/09:

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Here's a recent commissioned gift caricature completed for a birthday present last week. I was reliably informed that it went down a storm!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here's a sketch of the first lady of Mowtown, Diana Ross who turns 65 this week.


The caricature artist extraordinaire, Jan Op De Beeck has recently started a 'Happy Birthday' thread over on the NCN forum.
It's a great way to get to draw celebrities who you would never usually consider as subjects for caricatures.
Today's celebrity birthday is Steve McQueen who would have been 79 today.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here's a wedding invitation I did recently for a couple of friends of mine, Jill and Paul, who tied the knot a few weeks ago.
As if planning a wedding wasn't stressful enough, they had the added stress of the wedding venue going into receivership two months before the big day which left them with a race against the clock to book an alternate venue. To their credit, they managed to secure a booking in another venue for the same date and it turned out to be a brilliant wedding!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here's Bruce Willis in the iconic role as the one man public avenger, John McClane from the 'Die Hard' trilogy. Yes, I know there were officially four Die Hard movies but I have no idea what the term is so I'm sticking with 'trilogy'.
He's 54 years old this week so Yipee Kay Ay Brucie!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Man Utd 1 - Liverpool 4

Even if Liverpool don't win the league this season, beating Man Ure 4-1 at Old Trafford has got to be up here with the best moments in the club's history.
I listened to the entire match on the radio and was on the edge of my seat for the whole thing. Who needs Sky Sports???
COME ON!!!!!!


Often, after I draw a famous person, I read up about them and look for some interesting facts or bits of info that I can bore my poor unfortunate friends with. There are far too many about Einstein to mention but one that stands out for me is that at the age of 15, he failed his University entrance exam. Not sure how true that actually is but it makes me feel so much better knowing that....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


It was World Book Day earlier this week so I thought I'd do a sketch of my favorite author John Banville.
To me, he's a literary genius and I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite novel but 'The Book of Evidence', 'Mephisto' and 'The Sea' are one's that stand out. His use of the English language is so unique that he can leave you dumbstruck in the middle of a sentence, while describing the most mundane thing. Sheer class.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


'Green Eggs and Ham', 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Fox in Socks' were just a few of the many Dr. Seuss books I read as a little boy (and to some extent, as a not so little boy). Funnily enough, Dr. Seuss wasn't actually a 'Dr'. Apparently, he used Dr. in his pen name as an acknowledgement of his father's unfulfilled hopes of him earning a Doctorate from Oxford University!! Anyway, his writing and brilliantly surreal illustrations are nothing short of legendary and still as popular today as they were back then.