I have just passed a chivalry test. An old lady came knocking at about midnight telling me that her bus had terminated early, I have a feeling that she mistook Clapton (hackney) for Clapham (the opposite direction). She also told me that she was diabetic and needed some sugar asap. Despite getting the distinct feeling that she would be hard to get rid of, I invited her in have a sit down and some nosh. After she nailed half a jar of my Gran's jam, a box of my house mate's Nairnes Oatcakes and a very old chocolate muffin, she critically analysed the coffee I made for her and told me all about cardamon. This took her about and hour and forty minutes.
I can tell you now that although I would always extend hospitality to those in need, I secretly hoped that she would turn out to be a powerful witch who wanted to reward me for my kindness with arcane knowledge and magical training..
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The 4th single for Kill It Kid. I have had carte blanche for most of these covers with the band not really having any defined ideas of what they wanted before I began drawing. This can be a curse as much as a blessing at times but with this design, Chris had quite a clear image of what he would like to see. This puddle effect seemed like a great idea but its surprisingly tricky to get across convincingly. I think it works here though..
Monday, October 5, 2009
The Kill It Kid album is out today. Go and buy it to fully enjoy the glorious artwork on the cover, plus the music is pretty good to boot! They have had some really good press and are hopefully starting to make some waves. Their UK tour starts this month so if you like what you hear then try and get to see them, they are awesome live, really good showmen.
“A hook-laden riot...big things may be coming their way” 8/10 NME
“Monstrous Delta blues grooves” ***Q Magazine
“...an outstanding British record” 9/10 Clash Magazine
“Unbridled quality” Drowned In Sound
“Ignore them at your peril” Artrocker
“An outstanding debut and, just maybe, one of the albums of the year” **** Music OMH