Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coming Soon !!

Cover Art / work-in-progress character sketches from forthcoming childrens book Toru & Meep

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spirou Strip

Wow - it's been a while since my last post .... still here though!

Been busy working on various projects - Toru & Meep (kid's book) is coming on nicely, preparing lots of imagery for a Culprit Tech project and lots of real-life work keeping me busy - one such project was this recent commission which was lots of fun to do - a strip for Spirou ... the theme? Japan! Here are a few highlights from said strip! Hope all you creative cats out there are keeping busy despite economic doom and gloom ....

Matt x

Friday, March 18, 2011

Meep 2011 - Full Steam Ahead!!

As you can see from these pics - the Meep merchandise ideas are nicely taking shape! My intended project for summer 2011, in collaboration with Lizzie Cameron ( who made these brilliant Meep plush characters) is to dust off an idea I've been kicking around for a few years now and finally produce a kid's book all about Meep and his friends. Watch this space for future Meep updates!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Culprit Tech Screenprints 2011

Two designs so far - available to buy HERE.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Culprit Tech Screenprints!

Now available to buy - hit the link!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spirou Strip

Haven't delved much into the world of comics before but I was delighted to be asked to contribute a piece for Spirou recently - here are some of the character poses used in said strip!!

Tayburn Characters

CRIKEY!! It's been a while since I posted on this site - been Techin' too much methinks!! Anyhoos - here are a few character concepts I've come up with in conjunction with Tayburn design company and their client QMS.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Some rough ideas for baby book characters I'm developing at the moment. these are for the same folks who produce Spirou magazine.As you can see their mascot Spip the squirrel is in amongst all the other critters!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Culprit Tech Prints NOW AVAILABLE !!

You can now purchase Culprit Tech prints online @ Society 6 - hit this link!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Logo Designs

A few work-in-progress-may-still-need-tweaking logo idents for Typeface Creative and Deershed Festival

Friday, September 11, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Working on re-interpreting a character design at the moment - here are some of the initial rough ideas .....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recent Ruffness!

Noodlings and doodlings for a column on Political Activism and Protests for The List Magazine ...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Culprit Tech Update

Been messing around with some more Culprit Tech ideas - link here.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Some ideas I'm developing for a friend - could potentially become a colouring book for kids ....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Many Thanks

A big thankyou to everyone for coming along to the Culprit Tech / Mammal show last night - much appreciated!

Extra special thanks to the people who helped out -

Jess for the AMAZING cakes! Neil C who supplied the projector screen. Ben Soper, Katie Crook and Ross Christie for their tech support. Russell and Julie for hosting the event at Analogue. Armida Taylor for her help with the food / beer / gocco stall.

And last, but by no means least, the extremely talented chaps that are MAMMAL - thanks guys, you were awesome!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Artwork Refined

That comp image tidied up - few minor changes .....

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Flyer Design

The latest Culprit Tech image for This Is Music club night here in Edinburgh.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year!!

All the best for the festive season & 2009!!

Matt x

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Meep Latest ....

Still chipping away at the kid's book idea / page layout - less is definitely more methinks!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Animal Farm

Just finished these images for a kid's playground mural here in Edinburgh at Gorgie City Farm - this is in conjunction with Kate Mackay at Alchemy Arts also based in Edinburgh. I've purposely left the images pretty loose / sketch-like as they're going to be enlarged / painted up onto wood then jig-sawed out and fixed in place by a team helping out at the farm - the idea being that they can have fun with these characters and not stick strictly or precisely to how I've rendered them but instead get stuck in with the paints and, hopefully, add their own personal touch.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Good Food Folk!!

Howdy! Some rough character sketches I've just done for a pitch about healthy eating for kids - burger dad is my fave!!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Some sketches from another upcoming Children's book pitch I'm working on - this particular story takes place in Japan ( a place I'd love to visit one day) and is all about a character called Toru and his love of flying kites ....

One of the characters he meets can be seen here appropriated for another potential project!

Time Traveller

Concept roughs thru to finished artwork for a Time Traveller's account of the ( somewhat dystopian) future as featured in this month's Fortean Times magazine.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Property Week Logos

Here you can see development stages - roughs through to artwork - for a logo for Property Week magazine - this job was good fun - cheers Richard!!

Endangered Species

Assorted critter logos for Fortean Times .....