Portland Hipster Bicycle Yoga

I've invented a lunchtime game called 'Portland Hipster Bicycle Yoga'

All you need is a blueprint of a bike and a hipster. 

And the fun begins! You can play this game in any city that has hipsters with bicycles.

If you want to play, get in touch and I'll put your drawing up!

And here is the first contribution - the Bristol Hipster from bintykins! Thank you!:) 


This is a sketch from my current project.

Memories of Manchester

Many years ago, I worked at an animation studio in Manchester. It was January, the working hours were long and what I saw of Manchester was mostly darkness: 

I stayed in a big, gloomy house that I never once saw in the daylight. 

In the morning, I'd walk to work in the dark. Occasionally, there would be a bus. 

I think the buses were meant to say 'Sorry not in service', but instead, all they displayed was a big SORRY.

What were they feeling guilty for? What could they have done wrong that they needed to apologize for again and again? It was like a public transport equivalent of the plane pulling a banner. 

Whatever they did, it must have been terrible. 

Stumptown Comic Festival

This last weekend, I attended the Stumptown Comic Festival here in Portland. 
It took place in a huge convention center, and due to the different events being held there, there was a wonderfully bizarre combination of people present. 

 I had a great time observing the contestants of the Spotlight Dance Cup, ambitious little girls with their faces caked in make-up.

And comic book geeks sketching each other:)

I was humbled by meeting Craig Thompson (he singed a copy of Blankets for me)
 And went home with a fine selection of comics and tons and tons of inspiration!