The Pond Life: Cartoon

Follow Otis the dog with his drunken daily thoughts on all things including music, drugs, loneliness and drinking. The Pond Life cartoon with updates everyday. Celebrating his 50th cartoon today!



Road to Wembley: The Video Game

Recently I was given a great opportunity to work as an animator with GeeFX Studios on Road to Wembley: A Video Game produced by BBC Sport. The fast paced, energetic mini-doc is a quick look back through various teams' highs and lows on their journey to try and win the FA Cup.

Donkey Kong inspired Level 01

RTW was divided into 6 separate levels each inspired by different video games. The levels were Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Outrun, Mario and FIFA Soccer. Each level would have characters designed to look like well known footballers who would then recreate scenes from various footballing events.

Donkey Kong Final Designs

Starting out with simple sketches and then turning those sketches into the retro gaming style graphics using Aseprite wasn't an easy task. "Pixel artcan be extremely limiting but after some practice I started to get used to the process and really enjoyed it.

Sonic inspired Level 02
John Motson

Ronnie Radford

Finally it was onto the character designs for the two competing teams' managers, Pep Guardiola (Man City) and Erik ten Hag (Man Utd) which was inspired by anime. This took a while to get right but I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Pep Guardiola

Erik ten Hag


Hippo Returns


Hippo (Book 3) in a series of books that my Dad has written is available now in paperback and digital. I've helped design the cover from a photo my Dad took in Dinard, France of the Alfred Hitchcock statue. Ray Hippolyte is for me a very interesting character, a journalist who solves crimes. A kinda geeky James Bond mixed with Columbo character who's delightfully English but loves France and all things French. My Dad never intended to write a series but I think this one gets better and better with each book.

Available on Amazon


Let there be Mock-Ups!

Happy New Year!!! I don't usually put many mock-ups on this site (for the strangest ones head over to GFX Dump ) but I really enjoyed doing these for The John Bishop Show which has started a new series on ITV. The exploits of the Liz Truss Lettuce after her exposure by the Sunday Mirror, including a sex tape, falling drunk out of limos and getting into fights outside nightclubs. Classy!!!