There was an exhibition of the illustrations for this book at Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline, Fife. Tomorrow night there’s a book launch at Vout-O-Reenee’s in Bethnal Green, London. There are some words below from Jonny Hannah, but at the time of writing, alas, no pictures just yet. Maybe we’ll see some later. Continue reading “The Story Of The Skids”
What I love about Folklore is all the many, many unanswered questions. Modern life gives us answers in a fraction of a second via the wonderment of the internet. They may not always be correct, but the answers are there. Continue reading “You Are The Folk”
For our first window of 2021 we’ve a bumper box of musical delights from Jonny Hannah, junk shop LPs reconditioned, remixed and repainted, and there’s a Spotify playlist too – Rowley’s Record Bar – 21 songs for 2021 to help us all get through another lockdown. And that’s not all, Jonny’s also written us a blogpost. Continue reading “Rowley’s Record Bar”
A is for Apple. B is for Bike. C is for Cat. All three of these are in my new ABC book, ‘Fast Cars & Ukuleles’, but not where you’d expect them. The apple is under F. For the bike, look at V. And the cat is on an endpaper. I’ve always loved alphabet books. Continue reading “Fast Cars & Ukuleles”
All aboard the Darktown Turbo Taxi!… Continue reading “The Darktown Turbo Taxi”
The Ghost Cat Phantom Revue (to give the full title) is an annual Darktown cabaret, part of the Cadaver Clamjamphrie, held at the Starlight Hotel, every halloween. The revue have also been known to perform around St. Within’s Day too.
The Cat People, Domino & Rufus, inspired by the great Jacques Tourneur film, will appear on stage and tell polite jokes, which the audience may or may not find amusing. Continue reading “The Phantom Revue”
that’s right folks, an old box set of prints of mine from 2000, the captain’s alphabet, has just been republished as a book (two actually… you’ll see when you buy one), by joe pearson at design for today. come along for a drink, a book, & some tunes too from mr alex barrow, and we’ll all raise a glass to Mr peter Sampson. hope to see you there, jonny. Continue reading “The Captain’s Alphabet”
if you haven’t taken a stroll down main street,
my exhibition at yorkshire sculpture park,
there’s still time.
and you might want to kill two birds with a single stone
& come along to the first (& possibly last)
Darktown valentine’s cabaret. Continue reading “Darktown Valentine’s Cabaret”
I’ve been collecting wee clips of the sea on my phone over the last few years. I wasn’t sure why, but making a wee film with them all together, with King Creosote’s song seems to be just right. Locations include…Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton, the train to and from Plymouth, the Tay Bridge, a beach in France, the Isle of Wight ferry, and of course the view from the mighty Forth Rail Bridge.