A bad egg?

humans vs rainforestAn issue where consumer action can have a real impact on the way things work.. Unsustainable palm oil is hidden in many products, and is directly responsible for the destruction of millions of acres of rainforest. Think happy orangutan* thoughts and avoid Easter eggs from bad people!
See here for a table listing the results of a survey on palm oil use in chocolate.

*and countless other less photogenic species, indigenous humans, general ecological damage, greenhouse gas emissions and PUPPIES**

**not puppies. Except indirectly.


Trying to do a doodle a day. Last night’s, based upon a small person with a penchant for pirates and princesses turned out pretty fun, so I thought I’d have a play with this digital colouring malarkey.

Original with Waterman fountain pen and Noodler’s Bulletproof Black.


Two versions, digitally coloured and with paper backgrounds I scrounged from the intertubes.

I used a new plugin for creating the ink overlay for colouring under which is pretty handy, I mean you can desaturate, set to multiply and adjust the opacity – or just apply this filter – it’s free and you can get it here

The final inked version (with drawing inks).  Delivered with laserjet copies of the line drawing for personalised colouring in funs. The exciting string on the packaging was a BIG HIT.

View larger versions on my flickr feed

poor sir david

Some days are just a bit more surreal than others. I found this account from a while back and decided to share the whimsy..

Visiting a friend in Bristol, I went to see his band play at Mr. Wolf’s – at which point, my Mad Magnet turned on full power.

poor sir david.

The Mads
1: Brown Teeth – your general grungy mad with penchant for over familiar conversation; somewhat spongy brain.
2: Poor Sir David (61), given name: David. Several appearances. Seeming slighty lost, generally amiable. Voluble. Hernia operation pending. Works as plasterer on the trains. Above note discovered on bar separately. Assumptions made.
3: Gyrating skinny bald man on rave class pharmaceuticals making sweet love at allcomers, furniture, sound equipment, air. Random wooOOOO’s emanate frequently.
4: ‘the bird’. Creeping around the edges of the room, clutching numerous cameras and squawking if crowded unexpectedly, this mad was clearly out of her native environment but managing a white knuckled effort that was to be admired. Incoherent.


How was your day?