Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Squirreling Away

September 21, 2013

Here’s another poster for an event at the Vic: this one a second-hand CD sale. The practical part of me hopes there aren’t too many bargains, the music fan in me will be there all afternoon.

something of a hoarder

Gig Poster Exhibition

September 21, 2013

Here’s a few snaps from my gig poster exhibition a couple of weeks ago:

Oxfam gig poster

I was glad to be asked to put together the exhibition and took the opportunity to get some good quality prints made up of gig posters I’ve designed in the last few years, 12 of which went up in the barn.

affordable art!

The framed prints looked good together, although it’s funny looking at several pieces of work together for the first time and noticing things like colours I tend to use or not, and a majority of characters facing towards the right (is this due to reading left to right or to being right-handed? Not sure).

affordable art!

A few other things I learnt:

– framing pictures takes a surprisingly long time, even if you double-check for dust on the glass before putting the back on… there’ll still be a speck or two that needs wiped off again.

– it’s very difficult working out how to price at a cost that’s reasonably likely to sell and to allow one to break even! But it’s definitely worth the experience.

– the people of Hitchin love pictures of sheep, and comics about demons.

affordable art!!

Some of the remaining prints will be going up inside the Vic this week; the pub hangs a lot of interesting work from local artists, so I’m pleased to be among them.

AM Exhibiting

August 24, 2013

Exciting news! To tie in with the Oxfam fundraiser at the Victoria on 7th September, for which I drew a new poster, I’ll be displaying a selection of my previous gig artwork on the walls of the Barn.

exhibition poster

I’ll have quality new prints of posters for gigs by local and touring bands around Herts and elsewhere, including Jeffrey Lewis, the Primitives, the Astronauts, Tubelord, the October Game, and my series of cartoon animals drawn for Live Circuit.

For anyone who can’t make the gig on the Saturday, the exhibition will be open from the evening of Thursday 5th, and I’ll have prints, postcards and comics for sale.

Thanks to Ganda Media for a great job on the prints!

Lou Reed Says

August 2, 2012

Prog Rock Entourage

July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Roger, gig promoter

June 17, 2012

A birthday card for our local music stalwart Roger King, the man behind Anonymous Promotions and formerly Live Circuit (various generic musicians sing Happy Birthday, obviously!).

Alternative Sam: music fan

June 7, 2012

A comic strip I came up with late the other night. A bit tired now.

Short Blues Song

February 18, 2012

short blues song

Alternative Sam: music fan

January 2, 2012

More of Alternative Sam here.

Under the sea

September 17, 2011

Darren Hayman poster

Another new poster for Cupboard Music, this one for a show by Darren Hayman. The ex-Hefner frontman, as I believe one is obliged to call him (well they were a very good band), is promoting his new album The Ship’s Piano, which led me to this underwater image, obviously referencing Schroder from Peanuts. I guess I sunk the ship. To give credit where it’s due, this pic also probably owes something to Tintin in the look of the diving suit, which also ties in with my choice of font for the poster. Apparently though, a Ship’s Piano is just the name for a smaller model of the instrument and not necessarily anything to do with boats.

A larger version here.