Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It's FANUARY the first!

That's right, I'm declaring a new pun based month project, and I'm calling it "Fanuary". I'm going to attempt to dedicate at least 30mins a day to myself. No client or project work. Just a little bit of time to indulge my own selfish whims.

So I thought I'd share some things that have inspired me over the years.TV, Cartoons, Movies, Music. Basically anything that has impacted on me, from a kid in the late 70s/80s right up till the present day.

Let's start where all things begin. At the beginning. Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men series was the first thing I ever remember drawing. Really you can't go wrong with Mr. Men. If you could draw a square, a circle, a blob or even a squiggly mess, you could draw a Mr. Men character.

My favourite was Mr Bump, the clumsy little scamp. I seem to remember I had a lot of issues getting the bandages right. Which probably made me cry with frustration, as my hands failed to put down what my brain was telling it.

A habit I haven't appeared to grow out of.

Happy Fanuary everyone!


  1. Cool, I'll be following the process!

    Happy new year!

    1. Thanks Chris. First blog comment of 2013!!!

  2. Happy New Year Chris!
    I'm glad you are back! Have a great Fanuary!

    1. Aw thanks Bruno, you too my friend :)

  3. I love the idea, and it's so true about the frustration of transferring images from the mind to the hand! Especially when i was young, I'm pretty sure I thought it must be a magical power.


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