Red underwear

This illustration was a pitch for a magazine editorial inspired by the cover of Gemma Bovery, a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds and one of my favourite writers and illustrators. This doesn’t have the punch Posy’s cover does because the lead has a shifty look in her eyes but I’ve always loved that crimson flash on danger on a deep blue background.


I’ve included this week an editorial illustration which communicates the overwhelming accumulation of material possessions we now have. People in some parts of the modern world with more disposable income have acquired so many things that it can be overwhelming. As a result of this, a minimalist movement has been growing for a few years now: chuck it all away and learn to live with less. Which is is nice if you have enough money to acquire all these possessions in the first place. Not so lovely for the people who will always have to get by on very little.


Graphite illustration of the amount of stuff consumers acrue