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June 8, 2013, 10:00 am
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Wedding Invitation

I was asked by a friend to design wedding invitations “in the style of a B-movie poster”. The couple wanted some horrible threatening robot or creature, and the bride carrying a swooning groom to safety. In the background, York Minster is flooded (a regional joke!) and beset by tentacles.

All the text is based on captions from various B-movies, as was the colour scheme. They asked for something in a similar vein to this wedding invite by Ellen Forney.

Today is Lesley and Matt’s actual wedding day, so let’s all wish them “Congratulations!” and hope that no squid, floods or robots are putting a crimp on their day.


V&A Comic Illustrator Residency
February 26, 2009, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Comics, Life, Manga, News

The news is out, but since it’s a pretty big piece of news, I thought I’d post it here anyway. I have been chosen to be the Comics Illustrator in Residence at the V&A museum, as part of their residency programme. They are hosting a series of six month resicencies at the Sackler Centre for a range of different design disciplines. Mine will begin in July, alongside contemporary basket maker, Mary Butcher. I’m really excited about working with the V&A! Should be a great six months.