OK, it's not football, but I love drawing sporting action!
Vertical comic strip artwork for Ace (e-magazine) - for the 'Ace Heroes' series.
This strip focuses on former British Tennis No.1 Greg Rusedski's epic journey to the US Open final at Flushing Meadows in 1997.
Client: Lawn Tennis Association, Programmemaster
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'On This Day' page in the Wembley match day programme for the England v Slovakia World Cup qualifier.
The story highlights an Alan Shearer hat-trick for England v Luxembourg back in September 1999.
Client: Football Association, Haymarket
Tottenham & England striker Harry Kane as a superhero flying above a London skyline.
*This Hurri-Kane Superhero print is available in my SHOP
*Also available this Hurri-kane Cushion
I recently illustrated this Roberto Baggio Comic for the launch of the Italian maestro's new Diadora 'Matchwinner' boots at Pro:Direct's flagship store in London.
The comic tells the story of Roberto's career highlights, and comes up to date with his visit to London.
As well as print copies, the comic was also displayed on interactive screens, and my artwork used for the instore graphics.
Legendary 'Football Italia' TV presenter James Richardson hosted an entertaining Q&A session...
and finally the best bit, when I handed over a framed print to the 'Divine Ponytail' himself!
Client: Diadora, Pro:Direct
Retro style image of the old Wembley Stadium on World Cup Final day 1966.
I've included Wembley's iconic twin towers and the England and West Germany team line-ups prior to kick-off.
If you look (very) closely you'll find England manager Alf Ramsey sitting on the bench, and the Queen in the royal box!
I've also designed a Wembley 1966 print available in my SHOP
The idea here was to show Man Utd keeper David de Gea from a striker's point of view - arms and hands everywhere, blocking off the goal.
*Available as a print in my SHOP
Hal Robson-Kanu's fantastic goal for Wales v Belgium at Euro 2016.
To add a narrative element I broke the action down into 3 stages, first the Cruyff turn, then the clinical finish, and finally the beaming goal celebration.
*I've also designed a Hal Robson-Kanu print available in my SHOP
Programme cover illustration for the international friendly between Argentina and Croatia, featuring a expressive Lionel Messi goal celebration.
I also illustrated international programme covers for Italy v Nigeria, and USA v Columbia
Clients: Programmaster, USA Soccer Federation
Illustrated 'Road to Wembley' storyboard in the 2017 EFL Cup Final programme.
The story details highlights from Round 1 all the way through to the final between Manchester Utd and Southampton.
Client: Third Quarter Sports Media, English Football League
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I've used a couple of different styles for these two Dele Alli action images.
Top one flatter with no lines, bottom one more pop art comic book style.
I've never seen anybody able to trick his way past opponents so easily, and keep the ball glued to his toe - that was the inspiration behind this Messi illustration.
*I also designed an alternative Messi print available in my SHOP
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo in explosive shooting action.
*Alternative Ronaldo print available in my SHOP
A series of storyboard illustrations showing Arsenal and Aston Villa's routes to the 2015 FA Cup Final, as described by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny and Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood.
Client: Haymarket, Football Association
One of the greatest ever Premiership goals - this spectacular over-head kick from Wayne Rooney won the Manchester derby in 2011.
Another all time great Premiership goal, Dennis Berkamp's fantastic flick, swivel and finish for Arsenal against Newcastle in 2002.
Illustrated promotional material marking West Ham's move from Upton Park to their new home at the London Stadium.
Legendary Hammers captain from the 60's and 70's Bobby Moore hands over to current skipper Mark Noble.
Client: Programmemaster, West Ham United
Global haulage company Fairexx Logistics asked me to design the vehicle graphics for their Essex based truck.
As well as West Ham and England captain Bobby Moore, the brief included West Ham's old Upton Park ground, the George Cross, and English roses.
Client: Fairexx Logistics
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The Official Spurs Postcard Collection - 50 classic illustrated postcards in a natty presentation box.
The collection includes Tottenham legends from the past, Danny Blanchflower, Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings, right through to current stars Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris.
Client: Tottenham Hotspur, Vision Sport Publishing
Welsh legend Gareth Bale in characteristic goal celebration.
Messi, Saurez and Neymar, Barcelona's best ever striking combination? Great while it lasted.
*This 'Tres Amigos - Barcelona' print is available in my SHOP
I designed a series of 4 prints to celebrate Celtic's European Cup triumph in Lisbon 1967.
The first combines the lyrics to the Celtic '67 song, with the Celtic and Inter Milan line-ups, and the picturesque tree-lined Lisbon stadium.
Second print focuses on all eleven victorious Celtic players plus legendary manager Jock Stein, parading the European cup trophy.
The third print combines elements from the first two prints...
And the final print features Celtic's greatest player Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, in characteristic action, skipping past defenders and unleashing a ferocious shot.
*All these Celtic '67 prints are available in my SHOP
A commemorative montage print celebrating JT's Chelsea career.
*This print is available in my SHOP
I've loved designing many comic strip style 'On This Day' pages for recent England International Programmes.
Client: Football Association, Haymarket
I enjoyed designing this collection of three Coventry City prints.
The inspiration for the first print was Keith Houchen's spectacular diving header for Coventry against Spurs in the 1987 FA Cup Final, one of Wembley's most iconic goals.
The second print tells the story of the game, how huge underdogs Coventry overcame a Spurs side containing Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle and Ossie Ardiles.
The third print celebrates Coventry's 2017 EFL Checkatrade Trophy win at Wembley, 50 years after their famous FA Cup victory.
All these Coventry City prints are available in my SHOP
Eight illustrated book covers for Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle Miscellanies.
Client: Vision Sport Publishing
Limited colours action portrait of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in front of the Anfield stadium.
I used a similar approach for Arsenal's Ian Wright unleashing a thunderbolt shot at the old Highbury Stadium.
This was a great opportunity - to illustrate the Programme cover for the game between Scotland's deadliest rivals Rangers and Celtic, in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
Top half - Rangers' Martyn Waghorn, bottom half Celtic's Scott Sinclair
I also illustrated several more Scottish programmes, including the Betfred Cup Final, and the Irn Bru Cup Final.
Client: Scottish Professional Football League, Programmemaster
How exactly did Zlatan Ibrahimovic score that incredible Propeller Kick goal for Sweden v England in 2012?
Simple - just like this diagram! Easy if you're Zlatan!
Manchester United requested a retro look to this Programme Cover for their game against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The handshake design, player kits and match ball echo the look of United Review Covers from the sixties. So no logos, no badges, no coloured boots, and a plain white ball!
Client: Manchester United, Trinity Mirror
A series of retro-styled prints. First up is Manchester United's George Best playing at Old Trafford in the 1960's...
Then Spurs goal poacher Jimmy Greaves pictured in front of White Hart Lane's East Stand, again in the 1960's...
Next is Diego Maradona playing for Argentina at the 1986 World Cup...
Finally Pele in Brazil colours from 1970
*All these Retro Legend Prints are available in my SHOP
A picture story section in the official Liverpool Steven Gerrard Tribute magazine, documenting Stevie G's glittering Liverpool career from joining the club aged 8 to leaving for LA Galaxy in 2015.
The story includes Champions League, UEFA Cup & FA Cup victories, PFA awards and England career.
Client: Liverpool FC, Programmemaster
A montage illustration combining ten Welsh football legends.
L-R from the back - Ivor Allchurch, Neville Southall, John Charles, John Toshack, Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, Mark Hughes, Aron Ramsey, Ian Rush and Gareth Bale.
*This 'Wales Legends' print is available in my SHOP
The illustrations focus on highlights from previous tournaments, Marco Van Basten's volleyed goal in 1988, Antonin Panenka's dinked penalty 1976, and Denmark's unexpected triumph in 1992.
Client: The Football Pink