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Boots magazine

I’ve had a full page illustration and spot illustrations published in the spring issue of Boots Health & Beauty  magazine, for an article called What’s your trigger?. It features little things that wind us up wayyy too much in everyday life, including my personal favourite nemesis, the spinning beachball of doom. You can pick one up for free in Boots stores.







website update

Hello folks! You can find my new updated website at – more recent work, more relevant work, and a vicious culling of old work, one of my favourite pasttimes. Here’s an illustration of shop signs from Berlin from last year. As ever, to get in touch, email me at




I am pretty lousy at a) watching films and b) remembering anything that has happened in them, so in 2016 I vowed to up my game and watch a ‘new’ film every week, which I nearly achieved. If you’re interested – She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a great documentary about the second wave of feminism, Goodnight Mommy is creepy and terrifying in a Funny Games kind of way, and Tale of Tales is a massive waste of three hours. Out the way Peter Bradshaw! I’ve got some THOUGHTS.

Illustrated map featured in They Draw & Travel’s new book!


I’m pleased to announce that my map of my hometown Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire (see below) is featured in the new book 96 Illustrated Maps of the UK, Ireland and Iceland by the wonderful Nate and Salli at They Draw & Travel (see also They Draw & Cook – illustrated recipes aplenty). You can buy it on Amazon. Oh look, just in time for Christmas.


Christmas fair TOMORROW!

Hello Cambridge folk,

Tomorrow I will be selling my wares/making awkward chit-chat at the Christmas fair held at the big fancy new C3 Church, Brooks Road/Coldhams Lane (opposite Sainsbury’s). Come along! I’ll be selling cards, prints and a selection of Hot Yoghurt t-shirts, Christmas jumpers, tote bags and sketchbooks. It’s on from 1-6 and there’s mulled wine and food vans outside in case you’re a heathen who can’t set foot on holy ground.

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bye summer


a little summer pattern that I might turn into cards/wrapping paper when I get the chance.


TAKE ONE / Cambridge Film Festival 2016



This year, alongside producing what felt like a million tote bags, I had the pleasure of designing the Take One review zine – a departure from my usual work and an odd sensation not to be constantly drawing and scanning. Three different sixteen-page editions are produced over the eight-day festival with contributions from reviewers, Cambridge 105 film critics, student writers and weirdly a film-themed sudoku.

Cambridge Film Festival 2016

My illustrative/screenprinting side project Hot Yoghurt made this year’s Cambridge Film Festival tote bags – currently on sale at Festival sites around the city. There are only 50 and each one is painstakingly lovingly printed by hand so pop down before they sell out!





legs eleven


found this in an old sketchbook from a trip to italy, 2010

new stockist


For those of you local to Cambridge, my greetings cards are now stocked in Urban Larder, Mill Road.

hhhot yoghurt


Morning all!

This weekend I’ve been shooting a short ‘how to screenprint’ film to help people set up their own DIY businesses and make us millions. I’m sure I’ve mentioned Hot Yoghurt on here before – we make small-run limited edition t-shirts, tote bags and prints with downbeat slogans for people who hate slogan t-shirts. You can view our blog here and our lovely shop here. Film will be out soon…

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… and 1½ feet.

#football #goals #lads


I watched roughly 2.5 matches during the Euros and spent most of that time repeating the funny players’ names back to myself, saying ‘kick it!’ and ‘do a goal!’, and listening to the weird things that commentators say, this being one of them. More to follow.