Author Archives: John

About John

I'm a Digital Designer, Art Director, Animator, Illustrator and Author. I'm currently working at John Brown Media as a Senior Digital Designer.

happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year! A banner for Virgin Roger.

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Stamford Jump

stamford jump

Stamford Jump is the latest game that I designed for the Chelsea football club kids’ site. You take control of Stamford the football clubs’ mascot. The aim of the game is to get him as high as possible. My best score is 3799 metres high!

Stamford Jump

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Pocket Money – RBS

Pocket Money

Pocket Money

Website and game design for Pocket Money; a kids site all about saving money.
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Stamford’s Treasure Quest

Stamford's Treasure Quest

A simple game designed for Bridge Kids which is a kids’ fan site for Chelsea football club. The game consists of five different rooms, the player needs to find a variety of different items in a set time. Play the game at the Bridge Kids site.

Stamford's Treasure Quest

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Eon Games


A selection of games I created for Eon. The game above is titled Blackout and the aim is to guide Sparky through a house which has had a blackout. Sparky has a torch to guide him but the batteries keep running out so you need to collect batteries to be able to see.
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John and Edward

Do you want to win a signed copy of Idle Idol and also help a charity at the same time?? During the month of November we’re growing moustaches for Movember and raising money for the fight against cancer. To stand a chance of winning the book all you have to do is sponsor us, please donate money to John or Edward via the movember website. At the end of the month the person who has made the largest donation will recieve a copy of the book. Any donation is greatly appreciated, thankyou.

moustaches idleidol

We’ve also put together a special Idle Idol post on the subject of Mascots with Moustaches.

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Timezone Twins

Twin Magazine has just published it’s latest issue with a double spread all about us. We’re going to try our best not to let the fame get to our heads. Click on the image below to see an enlarged version.

twin mag spread

front cover

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Win a Signed Copy of the Book


Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot is officially out and to celebrate we’re offering the chance to win a copy of the book. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself or a friend with your favourite mascot. The entries will be judged by ourselves based on the awesomeness and bizarreness of the mascot and how cool the pose of the individual is.

The Prizes:
1st Prize: A signed copy of the book with a goody bag including Kero-chan and Koro-chan finger puppets, a Satoko-chan mobile phone strap and two badge sets.
2nd prize: A signed copy of the book with a badge set.
3rd prize: A badge set of your choice.

How to Enter:
There are four different ways to enter. Please also let us know where the photo was taken when submitting your entry.
1. Email your photos to
2. Join the Idle Idol facebook group and add your photo.
3. Upload your photo to flickr, post it to the Idle Idol flickr group and tag it with “idleidol”.
4. Follow whatwhatjohn or whatwhated on twitter and include a link to your photo along with #idleidol in your tweet.

We look forward to seeing your photos. Winners will be announced on the 22nd July and the winning entries will be displayed on the

Nyanta and Ed

Edward with Nyanta

Crayon-chan and John

John meeting Crayon-chan

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Idle Idol Badges

idle idol badge sets

idle idol badges

Idle Eyes badge sets

Two new badge sets are now available to buy from the whatshop, they’re both Idle Idol themed and are sure to delight and amaze. The first set is simply title ‘Idle Idol‘, if you choose this set you’ll receive a pack containing four random badges of mascot faces. There are 25 idle idol mascot badges in total. This set would be the perfect accompaniment to the Idle Idol book which is currently available to pre-order from amazon and will soon be sold on the whatshop too. The second set is title ‘Idol Eyes‘, and feature some close up shots of a selection of interesting mascot eyes.

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Idle Idol Facebook App

facebook app

Just created an idle idol facebook app! It basically randomly chooses a mascot for your facebook page, see what mascot chooses you. Many thanks to Ash from Papermashup for all his help.

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