Friday, 18 April 2014

The Landlady - Roald Dahl

Following on from the short story illustrations for Roald Dahl I embarked on doing a full comic for his iconic short tale The Landlady. The style fluctuates a bit throughout the 15 pages but it's finally complete and now available to view in all it's creepy glory.

The Landlady - Based on the short story by Roald Dahl.

Artwork by Andrew Cieciala

















Monday, 14 April 2014

Roald Dahl - Someone Like You - Illustrations

I took this collection from the local library on holiday last year, probably around April/May time and did a couple of illustrations to some of these stories. Suitably macabre, Mr Dahl has a wicked way with grown up tales as well as the classic children's books.

I won't go into any detail for each story, there well worth hunting down and reading for yourselves. Roald Dahl is such a treat for illustrators and his work has inspired many an interesting interpretation of his imaginings.

Taste



Lamb To The Slaughter




The Soldier



Galloping Foxley




Neck


Nunc Dimittis



Claud's Dog: The Rat Catcher







RudeBwoy BadMan - Adventures In Dubbing

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Released on the 28th of April 2014 and already picking up some spins (?) on the radio, this cassette only release from the excellent Adventures in Dubbing label features artwork by Ambientland.

Adventures in Dubbing are the UK's premier label for tape only releases and have already released some blinding sounds in the limited format by Scaramanga Silk, Ondness, Weird Rap and Baseball Cap. This release features the dread sounds of RudeBwoy BadMan with an eponymous cut on the A side with a roasting, toasting salute to Hardcore Rave, Ragga and Electro on the B side with 'Mash This Up'.

Check out the label website for orders and info here: http://adventuresindubbing.bigcartel.com/

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Woman in a Tweedy Jacket



From some random sketches, a woman in glasses wearing a tweed style jacket.

puttin on the ritz


Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the air


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Angel Olsen - Bush Hall


From the Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush, London, Angel Olsen performs a captivating selection of songs from her Half Way Home album and Strange Cacti EP.

She championed tequila and had some great banter, including a few interesting chats with audience members.


Monday, 26 August 2013

Odin's Lost Eye


A giant is seated at the roots of a massive ash tree. The giant is Mimir and the ash is the World Tree, Yggdrasil. Two ravens look down from its branches on the giant who is drinking water from a well at its base. The water from the well gives the giant great wisdom. The ravens fly to the throne of Odin in the great hall of Valhalla and tell him what they have seen. He listens and nods.

A mysterious figure in a hat and cloak with a long beard approaches Mimir who is still seated next to his magical well. He asks the giant for a drink of water, “Let me drink from your well friend for I am thirsty from travelling.” 



The giant rightly guesses that the stranger is Odin. He replies, “The water from this well is precious and bears the gift of great knowledge, what will you give me in return All-father?” Odin is impatient to drink from the well and replies, “I will give you any gift that you ask.” The giant laughs loudly and gives his answer, “The price that I ask of you is that you leave one of your far-seeing eyes in the bottom of my well. When I drink from the well I shall know all that takes place in the realms of men and gods.”



Eager for knowledge Odin agrees to the price saying, “I pledge my eye for a drink from the horn.”
Mimir hands him the horn saying, “Drink then and become wise.” Odin drinks deeply and instantly gains ultimate wisdom. Wiping his mouth on his sleeve he turns to the well and plucks out one of his eyes and cast it inside. It sinks to the bottom but shines with an unearthly fire from its dim depths.



Story adapted from legend by Giles Morgan
Art by Andrew Cieciala