• Boyband of the Apocalypse: WASHED UP

    Happy publication day to Tom Nicoll‘s brilliantly funny and action-packed Boyband of the Apocalypse sequel, Washed Up!

    It was my pleasure to illustrate this book, which continues the story of Sam’s supernatural misadventures in the world of reality TV – this time on a twisted version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

    Not only is Sam back, but also the villainous Nigel Cruul, and a bunch of annoying celebrities that may or may not resemble some real life characters, but obviously I couldn’t possibly comment on Tom’s intentions…

    Tom’s a very witty writer with a great sense of the absurd, and I really hope the book is a big success for him.

    Here are a couple more of the interior illos. You can find out more about the series here.

  • Happy Book Birthday: Boyband of the Apocalypse!

    It’s the publication day for Boyband of the Apocalypse by Tom Nicoll! It was my pleasure to do the illustrations, with fabulous design help from Sophie Bransby of Stripes. The whole project was a lot of fun to work on.

    Here’s the blurb:

    When Sam agrees to take his little sister, Lexie, to see the world’s most popular boy band, Apocalips, he expects it to be bad. But he doesn’t expect to get locked in a cupboard, to overhear the band plotting to destroy the world and to witness them disintegrate one of their own members. When no one believes him but his best friend, Milo, Sam is left with no option but to take part in a contest to join the band to try and save the world from Armageddon. To do this Sam will have to become someone he’s never been before. With help from Milo and Lexi, he’ll have to overcome the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse, pop Svengali Nigel Cruul, a dodgy haircut, and his complete inability to sing or dance. Still, it’s not the end of the world. Not yet anyway.

    And here’s one of the interior illustrations (and my favourite): Apocalips on stage!

    All the information for BOTA is here. Go buy and make Tom a happy man!

  • Quick Post

    Sunshine through the mailbox today: advance copies of Boyband of the Apocalypse!