Art Back Catalogue

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Over the years I guess I’ve published dozens of books, some commissioned and some personal. As I’m still fighting my way through my back catalogue the little gems seem to keep turning up. As I go through my artwork I’ll be making new pages on my website to upload and showcase what I think may still be relevant or interesting to people. There may be an illustration you can alter in some way to suit something you’re doing and I don’t mind if my art is recycled, please feel free. I’ve already uploaded the illustrations from the red book in this photo onto a page called Community Development Art though as you can see I still have a way to go. There’s a couple of suitcases full of art that I daren’t even look at yet. Meanwhile, to all you Arty sorts…have a great day x

A wandering star…

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I’ve just uploaded another ten (JL) cartoon strips -110 so far – for those folks who have been following the antics of my little tramp; you can find them on his page. Tomorrow I’m uploading the final ten in this series so if you want to see his finale watch out for those if you’re a fan.

If you haven’t met JL and his friends yet and would like to – just click the link or go to his page here on my website.
Spailpinfanac.com/j-l-against-all-odds/

Helping the homeless…a new job for J.L.?

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I’ve been aware since tidying up and republishing old artwork that a couple of commissions may be on the horizon but was delighted today when a potential customer suggested that my character J.L. may have a future in work related to helping the homeless; what a lovely use and a brilliant cause. I haven’t actually drawn my little character for over twenty years but for something like that it would be a pleasure to give him a rebirth. Mind you things have changed in the past twenty years with mobiles, wifi and the like. I guess my challenge might be making him contemporary and relevant but then I’ve never not been up for a challenge. We’ll see 🙂

Sometimes I just don’t feel like breakfast….

Back in the eighties I was a freelance artist producing cartoon strips and topical artwork for the press. One of my creations was this little guy who’s adventures entertained the better-off for about three years.

J.L. , a happy-go-lucky little vagrant has a quick yet dry wit, particularly about the situation his life has left him in, and lives in a trash bin up a back alley along with a few other less fortunates.

Rummaging through my humongous art back-catalogue I found about two hundred of the original strips and have decided to digitalise them. Some of them need a serious clean up but hopefully I can rescue as many as possible; if not I will re-draw them if they still make me laugh.

In due course I’ll put a new page up here on my website and alert regular readers who enjoy the cartoon stories

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