Sunday, July 03, 2016

Toru & Meep Return !!

Here's a work-in-progress teaser image from Toru & Meep Book 2. Hoping to have this ready August '16. Book 1 is still available to buy HERE.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Toru & Meep

The first of my 'Toru & Meep' books is now available to buy here. I've tried to keep costs down but Postage and VAT have conspired against me ( sorry readers overseas) - if a cheaper form of distribution avails itself I will do my best to address this cost issue and save you some pennies. If there is the demand, a positive buzz, people buy this book and like the stories and characters within then I will endeavour to get the second book up and running in the not too distant future. Any feedback / advice / suggestions much appreciated. Matt

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coming Soon !!

Cover Art / work-in-progress character sketches from forthcoming childrens book Toru & Meep

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spirou Strip

Wow - it's been a while since my last post .... still here though!

Been busy working on various projects - Toru & Meep (kid's book) is coming on nicely, preparing lots of imagery for a Culprit Tech project and lots of real-life work keeping me busy - one such project was this recent commission which was lots of fun to do - a strip for Spirou ... the theme? Japan! Here are a few highlights from said strip! Hope all you creative cats out there are keeping busy despite economic doom and gloom ....

Matt x

Friday, March 18, 2011

Meep 2011 - Full Steam Ahead!!

As you can see from these pics - the Meep merchandise ideas are nicely taking shape! My intended project for summer 2011, in collaboration with Lizzie Cameron ( who made these brilliant Meep plush characters) is to dust off an idea I've been kicking around for a few years now and finally produce a kid's book all about Meep and his friends. Watch this space for future Meep updates!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spirou Strip

Haven't delved much into the world of comics before but I was delighted to be asked to contribute a piece for Spirou recently - here are some of the character poses used in said strip!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Some rough ideas for baby book characters I'm developing at the moment. these are for the same folks who produce Spirou magazine.As you can see their mascot Spip the squirrel is in amongst all the other critters!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Logo Designs

A few work-in-progress-may-still-need-tweaking logo idents for Typeface Creative and Deershed Festival

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Working on re-interpreting a character design at the moment - here are some of the initial rough ideas .....

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Some ideas I'm developing for a friend - could potentially become a colouring book for kids ....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Artwork Refined

That comp image tidied up - few minor changes .....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Meep Latest ....

Still chipping away at the kid's book idea / page layout - less is definitely more methinks!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Good Food Folk!!

Howdy! Some rough character sketches I've just done for a pitch about healthy eating for kids - burger dad is my fave!!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Some sketches from another upcoming Children's book pitch I'm working on - this particular story takes place in Japan ( a place I'd love to visit one day) and is all about a character called Toru and his love of flying kites ....

One of the characters he meets can be seen here appropriated for another potential project!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Endangered Species

Assorted critter logos for Fortean Times .....

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Culprit Stickers

Just been supplied with some nice vinyl stix courtesy of Sticker Monkey!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Finished Critters!!

Those Wu-Warriors in full effect!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

First The Book .... Now The Toys!!

Vijay Paul delivers yet again - Follicle & Fettle prototype figures ....

Friday, June 29, 2007

Toy Story

The very talented Vijay Paul has transformed some 2D sketches of
mine into rather nice 3D CG concept models. For further proof of his
midas touch click here.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Rough Book Layout

Think the format will be aimed at pre-school young 'uns with
a slight learning vibe to it ie. getting to grips with directions ...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More MEEP action ....

Another panel from Meep's adventures ....

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

MEEP takes shape ....

More preliminary character concepts ...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Gocs Away!!!!

Managed to print about 100 of 'em in just under two hours!! Thanks again to Russell and Julie for their time, printing gear and patience!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's A Cracker!!

Over-indulgence at xmas time ..... Sunday Herald Magazine / Health column pic

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Scraping The Barrel ....

Another set of aborted book images ... these are from Follicle & Fettle which I attempted to get published absolute donkeys ago ... Nearly 3 - 4 years now I come to think of it!! Sorry - but it's been a quiet week work-wise ... not many fresh new pics to post ....

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Who you calling a spanner??

Spot Illustrations for Property Week

Friday, September 08, 2006

Turning Japanese ...

A while ago I had some work featured in a book - Business Cards:The Art Of Saying Hello
This photo was taken by a friend of mine on his visit to Tokyo - it's great seeing something familiar but with a fresh perspective to it - the kanji lettering gives it a whole new feel ...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Plan B

Couple of illustrations for music mag Plan B