Monthly Archives: September 2009

Game Pitch



A game idea for a pitch which involves filling the pie tins with the correct ingredient. The ingredients are represented as different colours e.g. green represents slime, yellow – custard. Control the nozzle with the arrow keys and select the ingredients with the mouse and left mouse button.

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Kero-chan and Koro-chan


This cute couple were given to me by the wonderful people at Kowa Pharmaceuticals. These are Yubi ningyou or finger dolls. Apparently there are more of these and other Kowa frogs than there are people in Japan. If you want to find out more about them you can visit this website (in Japanese) or wait until my book comes out.

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Not quite Idle Idol enough but I like these signs a lot. The eyes madly rotate round and round outside these opticians. Megane means glasses in Japanese.

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Kanji car

Kanji Car

A new flickr set showing some of the wonderful rusted kanji and kana I’ve seen on the streets in Japan. This is the kanji for car or kuruma.

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Farewell Gid & Netty


gid & netty

Here’s a little illustration for a card and some badges I made for my Aussie friends who are flying home. In case you’re wondering why one of them has a saxophone; well Gideon is an extremely talented saxophonist and Lynette is wearing a crown because she’s (the unofficial) Queen of Oz.

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Idle Idol

Japanese mascots

Our new book ‘Idle Idol’ published by Mark Batty Publisher is due out next year in April. Its packed full of info on Japans wonderful 3D characters, learn their names, origins and stories. For a sneak peak visit our Flickr set and check our new site in the coming months.

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Phil Wrigglesworth

broken chain

I’ve finally made it into modelling, that’s me second from the left. This is an illustration by my good friend Phil Wrigglesworth using his collage technique. Be sure to check out his awesome work on his awesome site which was built by What What.

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This Little Piggy….

pig reading

….liked to read.

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