A Series of Interesting Happenings...


Recent cards in a not-so-recent style!

Any of these cards can be purchased from my profile at Thortful.com, and you can even get the lovely people at Thortful to send to a victim of your choice! (Just in case it isn’t displaying – if you hover your mouse over the words ‘my profile’, a cute little hand will appear, and will lead you all the way there.)






National Brain Appeal – a Letter in Mind

The National Brain Appeal has launched a fundraiser, a Letter in Mind, and this year’s theme is ‘A Sense of Place’.

Here’s one of my entries; the other can remain secret for now! And any artists who’d like to participate can find the details by following the link above; you’ve got until June 30th.



Digital and semi-digital…

Here is some recent work, available via Thortful.com. I give you very reasonable price!


A Bear for the Big Sleuth

Two years ago, it was the Big Hoot; last year it was the Big Read and now I’ll be producing a Sun Bear as my contribution to the Big Sleuth!

Like the owls, the bears will eventually be auctioned to raise funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital… and here’s a pic from the FaceBook page… I noticed that my Happy Hospit-owl is beaming happily from the left hand side of the picture…



Exciting run up to the Hastings & 1066 Country Cartoon Festival!

For more information, take a look here. Meanwhile, here’s one of my contributions:



The End of the Tail


A couple of characters from a current project…

This one’s still under wraps at the moment, but here are a couple of little characters to whet your appetite:



Amy Johnson Festival – the moths are flying!

You’ve seen the tantalising glimpses of moth design; they’ve been up and flying all summer, and now my creation, Earth Moth-er, has been photographed in her natural habitat!



Located at Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull.

© Images copyright Ian S and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Not sure if this is a private commission or a corporate one…!

A birthday gift to a lovely lady from her colleagues – who also feature quite actively in the pic!


I’m now in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery!

This was THE most fantastic commission as part of the Big Read… King Edwards Schools Foundation had sponsored the Book Bench featured in the photo, and Denis Ramplin, their Director of Communications & Marketing contacted me to see if I could paint a mannequin for their bench. He’d been inspired to track me down after he met our Happy Hospit-owl, produced by me on behalf of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity… so he knew I like a crowd!

Many stories are featured on here, and rumour has it that there’ll be a competition to name him. We’ll see.

He’ll always be ‘Mannakin Skywalker’ to me!

The work will be on display in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until 13th September 2016, when it will be moved to King Edward VI Schools Learning Hub at Birmingham Airport.