Friday, 6 November 2015


I really enjoy making the same painting over and over again.

I'm genuinely trying to make each one identical, so the slight differences that occur between each painting fascinate me, as do how the paintings change over time. What I'm doing is a productive form of naval gazing I guess, and also a form of mediation. It is very satisfying to come out of a very deep thought after hours of contemplation and find myself surrounded by paintings that I've made.

I retired a lot of my motif's last year. And have been working on a lot of new paintings.

I did not retire  Formed A Band though. Formed A Band is my favourite painting to make. I've made and sold more than 200 of them, all in different sizes. 

I love the fact that there are hundreds of Formed A Band paintings out there, resting on peoples shelf's or hung on peoples walls. I'm an idiot, so believe in magic and I honestly believe that is a mystical energy being released from this motif being out in the wild, that powers my DIY endeavours. I'd turn it into wallpaper if I could and then try and convince people to plaster their houses with it. TILL I BECOME ALL POWERFUL.


While I didn't retire the Formed A Band motif. I did presume that everybody who wanted one already had one. I have had a few email requests though of people asking if they could buy one for their loved one for a Christmas present so I am making some this week. 

For this week only if you'd like to buy a Formed A Band painting. You can get them from my shop.

They are 40 x 30 cm, acrylic paint on canvas board.

and they are HERE

And if you really like the Motif there is a MASSIVE one HERE

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Double D

I have written a graphic novel it's a collaboration with Steve Horry who is brilliant and designed the covers for two of my books, Keith Top Of The Pops album artwork and a drew a picture of Art Brut posing like the JLI. All of which you can see HERE

Our book is called Double D and is about an overweight schoolboy who discovers he can use his excess body weight to fuel super heroic abilities.

The book is coloured by David Cooper, lettered by Colin Bell and edited by Alex Sarll. An AMAZING TEAM.

It is released Wednesday 11th November.

You can read two exclusive pages on Pitchfork HERE

And five! Exclusive pages on Comic Book Resources HERE

Once you've read those previews you should go and order a copy. Thanks.

It's released by Image so is easy to get in your local comic shop or online

If you have never gone into a comic shop to order a comic before HERE is a handy guide from our friend Kieron Gillen

Friday, 26 June 2015

Art Exhibiton

I had an art exhibition a little while a go, my first in the US. It was great. I was exhibiting alongside Lee Ranaldo whose art I love, and I got to fly out for it and everything.

It was for The Show On The Road, an AMAZING art gallery, or if you like 'visual food truck'

I'm a little bit in love with the idea of a 'visual food truck' I like that it is 'pedestrian level art, not high art or low art but road art' Karen Light who runs The Show On The Road explains her idea much better than I ever could in this video 

I was over in the US with the exhibition for the period of SXSW which was ace too, we were in the convention centre, here is a video of me performing a weird stripped down version of Modern Art inside the gallery.

We sold loads of paintings. HOORAY..but there are still some left and I thought it would be a good opportunity for some Americans, who have wanted to buy some of my art in the past but not wanted to pay for it in GBP or to have to pay the expensive shipping to get it across the Atlantic, to buy some.

I'm also proud of the paintings and want to put them on my blog.

Here they are with prices.

These three are from my new 'Talking To The Kids' series of paintings, despite the K is for Kultfigur looking smaller they are all the same size as you can see HERE

A is for Art: Acrylic on 20cm x 20cm canvas = $85 + P&P

F is for Fanzine: Acrylic on 20cm x 20cm canvas = $85 + P&P

K is for Kultfigur: Acrylic on 20cm x 20cm canvas = $85 + P&P

Last year I finished making my Ignorance is Bliss, Clever Clever Jazz, and Fuck Rock Lets Art series of paintings forever, but I still had one or two of the larger paintings left, they were on exhibition too.

I don't make these anymore. Besides the MASSIVE originals, I don't think I have any even in Berlin. If you are a fan of these motifs than it is pretty much your last chance to buy them.

Here they are

Ignorance Is Bliss: Acrylic on canvas 40cm x 30cm = $125

Fuck Rock Lets Art: Acrylic on canvas 40cm x 30cm = $95

Clever Clever Jazz: Acrylic on canvas 25cm x 30cm = $125

I also made a smaller version of a St Pauli painting I was commissioned to paint a few years ago

St Pauli: Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40cm = $100

And some smaller versions of my transparent mix tapes from my exhibition in Berlin earlier this year.

There are three different versions of this all 30cm x 60cm acrylic on canvas $145 each.

The postage on all of these paintings is somewhere between $10-15 and every painting gets a free Brilliant! Tragic! Art Brut comic included so all in all a bargain!

These are not the best photos and the best way to see the paintings is definitely to visit the truck in Austin

I mean look at this!

The Show On The Road is at Austin Daily Press for free beer Friday every Friday, driving around Austin in the week and is also going to be at THIS which looks great. And is also available for all sorts of events.

Get in touch with if your interested in finding out more about The Show On The Road or if you are interested in buying a painting you can email either of us. I'm

All love X

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

I Wrote A Memoir.

Hello, I've written a memoir.

It begins with me playing the Vacuum Cleaner as an instrument onstage in my first band and ends with  Art Brut recording Art Brut VS Satan in Salem Oregon with Black Francis.

In between you found out about the time I  kicked Paul McCartney, fought Kele from Bloc Party, what colour Russell Senior from Pulp tried to make me sing in and the important lesson learnt from Anton Newcombe at the Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado, as well as the stories behind your favourite Art Brut songs plus much much more...

The book is designed to look like a Just William book, with a cover by Steve Horry, internal illustrations by Katie Pope and is edited by Simon Indelicate.

I'm crowd funding it.

It is available, with special perks, from HERE