Comic book style story featuring darts legend Raymond van Barneveld for the 2019 PDC Premier League Programme.
The story is a tribute to ‘Barney’s’ 13 year roller-coaster career in the Premier League, before he retires at the end of 2019.
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Highlights include a nine dart finish in 2006…
another nine darter in 2010…
before finally winning the Premier League trophy in 2014.
Client: Professional Darts Corporation
Liverpool’s lethal front three, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firminho & Mo Salah celebrating yet another goal at Anfield.
Picture story charting Novak Djokovic’s incredible return to the top of the ATP world rankings. Commissioned by the LTA for their online ‘Ace Heroes’ series.
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Comic book interpretation of Al Pacino's famous 'Inches' speech from the 1999 Oliver Stone movie 'Any Given Sunday'. Pacino, playing Miami Sharks coach Tony D'Amato, inspires his players ahead of a crunch game in the play-offs...
Originally commissioned by NFL to appear in issue 1 of their online magazine ‘Overtime’. I’ve re-packaged it as a standalone web comic that you can VIEW HERE
Two more stories based on NFL movie scenes were also commissioned but unused:
Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire’ - Show me the Money Scene - VIEW HERE
Adam Sandler in ‘The Waterboy’ - Needle Dick Scene - VIEW HERE
Illustrated highlights from England’s courageous journey to the World Cup Semi-finals in Russia 2018.
Drawings include Manager Gareth Southgate, goals from Captain Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, John Stones, and Harry Maguire, plus Jordan Pickford's penalty save, England songs, and a bit of dancing!
World Cup Semi-final 2018. Kieran Trippier’s fantastic free kick gives England the perfect start, but Croatia claw their way back and finally break English hearts winning 2-1 in extra-time.
So the dream is over, but Gareth Southgate’s young lions have restored pride in the national football team.
John Stones’ header thunders into the net from Kieran Trippier’s flighted corner. England’s first goal in a memorable 6-1 victory over Panama at the 2018 World Cup.
World Cup 2018. Columbia 1 v 1 England, penalty shootout 3-3…
England keeper Jordan Pickford leaps and paws away Carlos Bacca’s spot-kick!
Seconds later Eric Dier converts his penalty, and England are through to the quarter-finals!
Sunday 13th May 2012.
Manchester City are poised to win their first league title since 1968.
All City need is a home win against relegation threatened QPR… Surely nothing can go wrong now?
Follow the story in this Graphic Comic Book of the most incredible day in Manchester City’s history!
Foldout A2 Souvenir Poster for Oakland Raiders v Seattle Seahawks NFL game at Wembley Stadium 2018, included in the Official Gameday Programme.
This first version with the fiery background colours is my favourite, although the second version with the blue background (see below) was the preferred NFL option.
Client: NFL, Programmemaster
Manchester City's all time top goalscorer in Sergio Aguero in typically passionate celebration mode.
Split sky blue and claret design reflects City's home colours on the left, and away colours on the right.
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Illustrations & Gif demonstrating the Tweener tennis trick shot, in collaboration with British Elite Performance Coach Simon Wheatley.
Client: ACE Magazine (LTA & Programmemaster)
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Picture story of Czech Republic tennis star Jana Novotna who finally won the Wimbledon singles final in 1998, after emotional defeats in 1993 and 1997.
Client: ACE magazine (LTA & Programmemaster)
*Also Johanna Konta cutout action illustration
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Print commemorating Man Utd's first European Cup victory in 1968. United & Benfica teams line up beneath Wembley's iconic twin towers before kick-off.
Players include Bobby Charlton, George Best & Eusebio. Swirling banners in the crowd feature legendary manager Matt Busby, Dennis Law (although he missed the final through injury), and Old Trafford's famous Stretford End.
Also includes match stats plus full United & Benfica starting line-ups.
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Artwork for LTA's online Ace Magazine, focusing on tennis legend Roger Federer's incredible record 20 Grand Slams.
Client: LTA & Programmemaster
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Illustrations for 2018 Six Nations Rugby Magazine, telling the story of last season's tournament
From top: England v Italy, France v Scotland, followed by magazine cover & page illustrations.
Sergio Aguero rips off his shirt and celebrates his last minute goal against QPR, and Manchester City's historic Premier League title win in 2012.
Captain Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Pablo Zabaleta & manager Roberto Mancini rush to join the party, in front of an ecstatic Etihad stadium.
The most dramatic finish to a season ever? - those who remember Arsenal 89 may disagree!
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Illustrations for the 'British Heroes' series in the LTA's digital Ace magazine.
From top: Heather Watson, Kyle Edmund
Designed as promotional material for the launch of the football film '89' in November 2017, this single page comic tells the incredible story behind Arsenal's last minute championship deciding victory against the mighty Liverpool at Anfield in 1989.
The action concentrates on Arsenal's second goal, from keeper John Lukic's throw, Lee Dixon's pass, Alan Smith's turn and Michael Thomas' flick over Bruce Grobbelaar.
Fantastic to be invited to the World Film Premiere of '89' in London, where I handed over a commemorative print to Arsenal legend & Executive Producer Lee Dixon.
Client: Organic Publicity, Universal Pictures
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My contribution to Scott McRoy's brilliant book 'Club 99' inspired by the Pro Evolution Soccer computer game in the early 2000's, featuring illustrations of an elite group of football legends.
My legend was Brazilian dead-ball master Juninho Pernabucano, pictured here sizing up his options for Olympique Lyonnais.
Spurs & England striker Harry Kane, in comic book super hero style.
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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
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
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo in explosive shooting action.
*Alternative Ronaldo print available in my SHOP
One of the greatest ever Premiership goals - this spectacular over-head kick from Wayne Rooney won the Manchester derby in 2011.
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Another all time great Premiership goal, Dennis Berkamp's fantastic flick, swivel and finish for Arsenal against Newcastle in 2002.
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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
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
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