Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927 – 2014. The brilliant South American writer has died. This was my first portrait commissioned when I left college in 1986. I was asked by publishers Jonathan Cape to produce a portrait of the Columbian writer. It’s a little conservative and hardly my best work. In one of my roughs, I had him dressed as a fish. Yikes ! But I got to become a lifelong Marquez fan. Love in the Time of Cholera – this is an opening line of pure genius -

“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love”


Tate + SuperdudeywordStuffs

Big Thanks to Deborah Riding and everyone at Tate Liverpool. My wall image has finally been installed. This was the culmination of three workshop sessions and three groups of very cool Liverpool School Kids. More details about this to follow. The original wall graphic was designed to work on a large scale. The Tate installation is smaller than I’d hoped for – if I can get the little fella from Game of Thrones to pose next to it, I might post more photos.

I reworked my Super Gizmo Drawing Tools. I’ve had to copyright them, all the top pen people now want a piece of this action.