Gary “black cloud” Shanks is a cynical horticulturist friend of mine from Cape Town, South Africa. Here are some facts about Gary told through the wonders of Photoshop…
Today is the birthday of my friend Brendon Gleeson. Brendon is the only surfing friend I have who is willing to put up with my lack of surfing ability and join me in the shark-infested waters of Muizenberg.
I had an idea for a thrash metal band with a surf theme. To my knowledge nothing like this exists and it’s definitely something that I wish did. I made an album cover for this imaginary “surf metal” band. If you know anything about metal then you know Slayer (or SLAAAAAAYEEEEEER!!! as they’re commonly known) READ MORE
The new Stikeez craze that’s struck this country has had polarising effects on parents. Some love them, some curse their existence. There’s one Stikeez they forgot to make though. Based on my parents’ late pooch of the same name I’m pretty sure Tipsy would be a smash hit with Stikeez collectors.
Trish Lee, my friend and owner of the company that I get most of my work from, turned the big double four today. As we all know life begins at forty… four.
A while ago I started on a new painting but things quickly went pear-shaped so I aborted mission and decided to turn it into an illustration instead. Please note that any resemblance to my actual father is purely coincidental… or is it?
A few months ago my friend Zack left for Thailand with his girlfriend where they’re living for the next few months. When he’s not working remotely he surfs and just generally lives the dream. Lucky little shit.
In my down time over the past few months (9 months and 9 days to be exact) I’ve been working on a remake of Street Fighter 2 – the arcade classic from the 90s that I spent way too much time pumping way too many 20c coins into as a kid (mostly because I wasn’t READ MORE
Lately my internet connection has been slower than a geriatric behind the wheel so to pass the time during page loads I’ve been dicking around with my bass and I came up with a bassline that I think sounds pretty cool. I normally play with a pick but I came up with this using my READ MORE
What do Christian Grey and the lead singer of Cape Town punk rock band Half Price have in common? Well they both make the ladies weak at the knees… for very different reasons but still.
Ever wondered what might have been if a young Michael Jackson had bypassed his Motown beginnings in The Jackson 5 and instead lent his silky smooth prepubescent vocal talent to the upbeat ska tones of California’s Reel Big Fish? Well wonder no more! I’ve done the legwork and here’s what I’ve come up with…
There once was a boy named Giles who suffered from terminal piles a low-flying plane got hooked on a vein and dragged Giles and his piles for miles
No doubt the hardest part of having a pet has got to be dealing with the loss when it shuffles off this mortal coil. Unfortunately I’m currently dealing with that loss as my parents’ awesome dog, the late Tiggy Robinson, went up to doggy heaven on Monday. I made this slideshow video to celebrate his READ MORE
Last weekend I had the joy of housesitting for my brother and his wife which included looking after their 2 dogs – Monty, a hyperactive miniature maltese that licks anything and everything and Stella, a stocky yet surprisingly agile bulldog. I’m not sure if it’s just a trait of bulldogs in general but Stella always READ MORE