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Radio Times Christmas Edition: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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Hi to all at the Little Chimp Society. Just thought I’d say hi and wish you a happy Christmas and New Year. :-)

I recently completed an interesting commission for the good people at the BBC listings magazine Radio Times, to accompany the first radio adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s co authored book Good Omens. An absolute gem of a project depicting the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale. The radio dramatisation begins this week!

New illustration for NGT Magazine, Wedding on the beach

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For this issue David Whitely writes about attending a friends wedding in Australia. He hates the idea of dressing up smart and having to pack a suit without creasing it. To his surprise the wedding is held on the beach. Dressed in his suit David is frazzled in the intense heat, to see that the other guests are casually dressed for the occasion.

External Link: New illustration for NGT Magazine, Wedding on the beach

Fortean Times Covers – Pulped!

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I’m an illustrator and Fortean Times cover artist for 15+ years. I recently decided to completely redesign and repaint some of my favourite cover illustrations in the style of Pulps and make them available as prints.

I’ve had many requests over the years to make the originals of my Fortean Times covers available as posters. The problem is that they were all specifically designed to work with the typography of the respective covers and I didn’t have the rights to reproduce them as they were meant to be seen.

When you see the originals they look naked and compositionally off balance without the framework of text blocks covering their modesty. Most of them would never have worked as compositions or posters in their own right. The pulp covers project was my attempt to remedy this. Completely redoing the compositions from scratch with my own typography designed to complement the painting and hold everything together while keeping to a very specific pulp style for each cover.

I’ve completed three so far (they take ages as they have to be fitted in between paying jobs) and there are plans for another 10 at least. I’ve half a mind to turn them into a calendar when I eventually get 12 finished.

External Link: Fortean Times Covers – Pulped!

Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ London Book Launch

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Illustrator Peter James Field celebrates the launch of ‘No Bulb in My Lamp’, a 200 page book documenting ten years of observational sketches.

The book has been self-published by the artist in an edition of 1500, following a successful campaign on Kickstarter. It has been designed by award winning London design studio The Entente.

Peter will be signing and dedicating copies of the book throughout the evening. The first twenty purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of his hand-made ‘Saliva Tree’ book. There will also be a chance to win an exclusive signed print by the artist.

External Link: Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ Book Launch at Artwords Bookshop

American Illustration 33

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Carlos Araujo’s illustrations “Looking For Love” and “Bikefriendly Alligator” were chosen to be part of American illustration 33, known for showcasing some of the best artists in the contemporary illustration scene!

The first one, “Looking for Love”, is the cover of the book published in Brazil by Salamandra (This illustration was also included in the Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators book). The second illustration – “Bikefriendly Alligator” – was created for the “Bikefriendly Imagination” art show + book produced by Göoo Publishing and launched in Argentina and Colombia.

External Link: American Illustration 33

Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK

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For the latest issue David Whitely writes about his heightened fear of people in authority when abroad. Whilst driving through Utah’s breathtaking scenery he pays no attention to the speedometer and is stopped by a traffic cop. David is reduced to a quivering wreak, but luckily he’s left off with a warning.

External Link: Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK