It's an epic album of 52 short stories by FYTA and artwork by me.
They made a song about me and my favourite plant pteridophyte.
Once upon a time there was a band called manflu and this is their EP cover art.
Once upon a time there was a band called manflu and this was placed inside the CD.
... and this was at the back of the EP.
One day I was walking on Holloway Road when I bumped into my neighbour and now legendary DJ Mr E. That was the day I bought a small book that had my illustration published on, so I showed it to him. He said "hey that's amazing", we chatted a bit and parted.
Later he asked whether I'd be interested in doing a poster for Trash club.
And series of my fun drawings for the club started.
I can't remember whether this was the second one or not.
Anyway my style kind of suited the requirement, the poster is grey scale and A3 size.
I don't think I was ever told anything else.
I needed to put the usual info as all the posters should have.
It was freedom.
And appreciation I received for the first time.
And music and people. Some serious weirdos but cool people.
I couldn't resist putting my roots into the poster by this time.
The guy in the middle here is a Japanese singer who I used to (and I still do) adore.
The background photo is either Shibuya or Shinjuku.
My nostalgia meets Holy Hail...
This is the first time I took on the landscape. There is Erol upside down in the circle on the top and I think it represents the sun.
I must have taken the challenge to work on "landscape" quite literally.
This work is quite epic in a sense.
The band's name is spelt wrong to start with. An epic fail.
I depicted the "Tissue man" - a legendary club regular who had some bunch of admirers. His use of paper napkin (available on the bar) within his dance routine was epic already but his appearance was as impressive as his dance.
Anyway I miss him and this club night very much.
I personally apologised to the band member for the incorrect spelling and they were rather nice.
This was for a special guest.
Unfortunately now I can't remember who the guest was.
I worked on the festiveness of the prospect of the special guest.
This poster showcases a big excitement and expectation from club lovers including myself.
I based this drawing of a lady on an existing image.
I'm not telling you who it is.
The rest was improvised.
Album artwork for Smutley.
This was featured for a flyer for series of music events called Picnic.