Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Swamp Thing

Just stuck this on eBay and decided that this Bernie Wrightson cover is one of my favorite bits of comic art. Thought I'd share.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Further Tales of the Zombie

The long awaited (by me at least) Renaissance is now out on the interweb. It's a bit crap, to be honest, but I'm only in the first bit, so you can skip the rest. 'Twas a laugh to do, though, and I got to be in TV Quick (above) and the rather more upmarket Guardian Guide (below).

Reckon I'm on screen for about 10 seconds max, which leaves me 14 minutes 50 seconds of fame left in my life.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Creative Mishearings

Imagine my delight when the continuity person on TV announced an upcoming programme called 'Extreme Fisting With Robson Green'. On after the watershed, too; sounded promising. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be some crap about catching fish.

Made me wonder if anyone else among my huuuge readership had creatively misheard/misread something that made it sound significantly more interesting than it actually was...

But basically I just want some comments. Nobody's left one for months. Come on, you bastards, it's cold and lonely out here in Hackney.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Unknown Worlds

Currently on eBay and not worth as much as they should be, considering this was some of the best stuff Marvel did at the time. But one thing you learn selling comics is that financial value bears absolutely no relation to the quality of the content. Possibly one of the best ever covers to adorn a comic courtesy of the great Mike Kaluta (above). Frank Brunner(below).

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Groovy Books

Currently on eBay, if y'all are interested.

Friday, January 09, 2009


AKA El Nino-duderino. Recent addition to the Clan Duderino. Skills include: chasing stuff, eating, attacking stuff, shredding newspaper, eating, chasing more stuff, eating, pissing off Bat (below).

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Thanks to Dom for the best birthday card this year. It's good to be reminded of what I looked like in my prime.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

National Dennis Wheatley Week

"Oh my God, Ralph, look at the size of their... spears!"

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tales of the Zombie

Just been doing some stuff for the next series of Moving Wallpaper, which is about the making of a zombie movie, and I got to do a lot of fun things like hang out with other zombies, terrorize Kelly Brook, rip the throat out of an air hostess, and get smashed in the face with a rubber fire extinguisher by Alan Dale (Jim from Neighbours). Definitely worth spending two hours a day in makeup and getting hassled by wasps all the time (it's the blood, you know -- made from Golden Syrup). Don't know when it's out, but I was in a bunch of promotional pics so look out for me in the Radio Times.

And I got to keep the contact lenses.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Kek made me do this:
"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."

So here we go:

  1. Mekons: 'Ghosts Of American Astronauts'. Remember loving this when Dom & I saw them supporting Pere Ubu yonks ago. Then completely forgot about it for 20 years before stumbling over it as a download somewhere. Just lovely.
  2. Girls Aloud: 'I Can't Speak French'. They keep playing this at my gym. I can't bench press, so I let the funky music do the talking talking uh uh uhhh...
  3. Nine Inch Nails: 'The Four Of Us Are Dying'. Off the so-so new album. He should stick to instrumentals like this and spare us his whiney lyrics.
  4. Nico: 'All Tomorrow's Parties'. Not the Velvets version, but an 8 minute live solo version in which she at one point managed to completely mistime her entrance. You'd think she'd know it by heart. Probably on drugs.
  5. David Bowie: 'Panic In Detriot'. Recently rediscovered what a great album 'Alladin Sane' is. I love Mike Garson's wonky piano stuff, which actually isn't on this track.
  6. Ministry: 'Animosity'. Teeth-clenching head-smashing MURRDER!
  7. The Cure: 'Bloodflowers'. Get drunk, turn the lights out and play this when you split up with your girlfriend. If I had a girlfriend I'd dump her just to appreciate the song better.

Afraid I can't nominate anyone else, as everyone I know has been done already!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Deviant Art

Fans of my artwork (yes, both of you) might like to know I have a gallery at Deviant Art where I am putting up twisted stuff like this. The isn't a huge amount there at the moment but I'm adding stuff bit by bit. It's a good site - you can spend hours browsing and quite lose track of time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The List

Late, and in no particular order:

  1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. Always hated pompous post-'Meddle' Floyd, but last night I heard a band called Rasputina (2 cellos and drums) do a cover of it, and it was ace.
  2. Steps - Tragedy.
  3. Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Where are they now?
  4. Robbie Williams - No Regrets. I once got drunk and requested this in an Industrial Goth club.
  5. Van Halen - Jump. Stadiums were built for songs like this. Or stadia.
  6. Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. Chris Martin is the expert at writing profound sounding lyrics that mean sod all. Catchy tune, though.
  7. Starsailor - Good Souls. As above. Even more earnest and miserable than Coldplay.
  8. J. Geils Band - Centerfold.
  9. Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die. There, I did it! Even knowing that Dom and Kek will never talk to me again.
  10. Pretty much anything by Rammstein, cos I love 'em. Best stage show I've ever seen, like a gay fetish Nuremberg Rally with flamethrowers.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Which I must admit to being quite pleased with, especially the pants and the hair. Not sure if the claws quite work though. Chrome is difficult. Expect more airbrush porn soon!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wir Sind Helden - Guten Tag

Just had to share, cos it's ace, despite being a blatant ripoff of Plastique Bertrand's 'Ca Plane Pour Moi'. I've heard an extended version which is even better.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kane & Lynch

Possibly the weirdest acting type job I ever had. Last week was flown all expenses paid to Turin, where I had to imitate a computer generated gun-wielding psychopath. Not, it must be said, the hardest work I ever did, as I'm inclined towards gun-wielding psychopath sort of stuff naturally. Anyway we just had to wander around this very posh Accademia, swearing a lot and threatening each other, and generally scaring the students, while some Italian academics droned on about artificial intelligence. Were taken for a meal by the very nice people from Eidos, and flew home the next day. Really trippy couple of days. The only thing we lacked were the guns, but it probably wasn't worth the hassle trying to get them through customs.
'Kane', by the way, is Doug. A proper actor, who's going to be in Torchwood in January.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Underwater Fluff

Inspired by Dom's occasional series. But who is this submarine stunna?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Police Brutality

Was just lately back in the same patch of woods where I was doing that Druidy stuff a while back, this time being beaten up by riot police. All for the sake of art I must say, or television anyway. It was for He Kills Coppers which is going to be on ITV sometime in the new year. The scene is a recreation of the famous Battle of the Beanfield, during which a bunch of crusties got the crap kicked out of them by the neo-facist puppets of the police state, sometimes known as Wiltshire Constabulary.

Anyway it was a fun enough couple of days, even though the two brutal Nazis (above, nice guys really) assigned to drag me off the bus and pin me on the ground took to their job with rather more enthusiasm than was necessary. And we had to do it 8 fucking times. I suffered for my art all right.

Below is a group of peace loving hippies outside our poorly decorated 'Love Bus', blissfully unaware of what is in store for them.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Being my first proper digital painting, rather than coloured scanned line-art which is what I was doing before, and I must say I'm rather pleased with it. The figure was based on a photo, though, which I suppose is cheating a bit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The trilogy complete

At last the final episode, in which our heroes are attacked by a swarm of hostile alien butt-plugs. Here are the first two again, in case you'd forgotten them.

Monday, September 03, 2007

El Druderino

Recently spent a couple of days running around in dank woods at Pinewood Studios pretending to be a Druid. no, I haven't joined some nutjob re-enactment society, it was for the upcoming Terry Pratchett thing on Sky, 'The Colour Of Magic'. The reason for the rather pained expression on my face is that fucking hessian was damned uncomfortable, not to mention damp and muddy.

Anyway I got to hold the lead actress' hand (leading her up to the altar to be sacrificed, in fact), and she told me I looked like Alan Rickman, which is a step up from Steven Seagal. Then I got chased around by and old guy with a sword. Getting up at 5am was the hard bit. That's when I'm usually going to sleep.

I don't have the benefit of Sky TV, and am really not into Pratchett's stuff anyway, but maybe someone can tape it for me who does. No idea when it's coming out, but they seem to be spending a bit of money on it, so I imagine they'll give it plenty of hype.

Some passing kids told my I looked like Wonder Woman. Little twats.

By the way - changing the subject - has anyone checked out the endless and totally paranoid rant someone's left as a comment on my Madame Hydra post below? It's the most bonkers thing I've read for ages, and I've only got about a fifth of the way through so far. I feel quite honoured to be chosen, really.