Monday, 25 February 2013

Justin and Matt

Tryout for two characters from a new graphic novel. Watch this space.

If Bart Simpson had been drawn by Ronald Searle

Two names you don't often find in the same sentence. This is just a warm-up. I know a lot of artists do "what if X were drawn by Y" exercises, but I seem to be on this Searle kick at the moment and I need to exorcise it. All due respect to the master.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Cat answers phone

Another one for the new website, this time for the contacts page. If we ever get the cat off the phone, you may try to contact us.

Chez Team Sputnik

Another illustration for the new website. (All together now) "Our house is a very, very, very nice house..."

New Team Sputnik website

A couple of images for the new Team Sputnik website (still under construction).

Monday, 11 February 2013

Team Sputnik play Wii

OK, I finally gave in and we bought a Wii. I've no idea why - at this stage of my life, peer pressure should be something that only ever happens to other people. The young person holding the red controller is niece Giulia, currently studying animation in the UK, although she seems animated enough already.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

They Draw and Cook 2

Here's the second tryout/submission for the They Draw and Cook website. This recipe came from Peiran. I'm here to tell you you won't find it in any Chinese restaurant anywhere in the UK, and it's absolutely delicious. Try it you should.

They Draw and Cook submission

As an experiment, to see if cartoon recipes would work in my style, I tried producing a couple for the They Draw and Cook website. This is the first of two. Since this recipe came to us from our friend Clementina Carosi (and is a traditional dish from her part of Italy, Amatricia) I took the liberty of re-using a cartoon I previously drew of Clemy for her home cooking website.

Cookery blog

So anyway, Antonella, myself and our friend Peiran were having a meal one day and decided to start a cookery blog, as you do. So I've been spending some of my spare time writing down traditional Chinese and Italian recipes courtesy of the ladies and turning them into step-by-step recipe cartoons. All recipes published in the blog have been tasted by me. I love my life.

Dr. Peiran Shi, Phd.

Our friend Peiran just got her Phd! Yay!!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The artist at work

Antonella and myself in our studio, busy working on our latest project. The cat really does answer the phone.


This dude passed below my office window this morning. Our neighbourhood is going downhill fast.