BEN NEWMAN floundered around in the dross pits of Earth for several millennia before finally gluing his brain blocks together, then gettin' up and goin' home. Since then he's been honing his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters into something resembling a career. He has produced work for clients including the Tate, IBM, BBC Radio 4, New York Times, Absolut Vodka and Nobrow Press Limited.
I was very fortunate to be asked to speak at OFFSET 2013 in Dublin. I had a wonderful 5 days attending the talks by the other speakers, checking out the Dublin Natural History Museum, making new friends and drinking Guiness. Thank you to everyone who came to see my presentation and all the kind words afterwards. (photo courtesy of Dee White Swan)
The brilliant James Wilson (Jambonbon) has also animated another character from my next book, “Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space’, with Dr Dominic Walliman. This time Emmet the dog is whizzing along the surface of Mars in his own flying saucer.
I worked as one of the designers for this commercial for ‘Fuze Tea’ last year. The animation company behind this wonderful advert is Nexus. Directed by Smith & Foulkes with art direction from Colin Bigelow, it was a real pleasure to have worked (even in such a small capacity) on such a brilliant animation. I mainly worked on the character design and learnt a few new tricks while I was there. Enjoy!