Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Full Sack

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Creepy ol' Santa spy's on some festive fun and frolics in this Model Robot xmas card.
Sure to warm the cockles of your heart!

p.s-you can view a larger version here at my vimeo page: http://www.vimeo.com/8216126

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Merry Xmas 2009

Well, it's almost time to curl up in front of a roaring fire and prepare for the film/booze/food-fest that is Christmas!

Personally I'm looking forward to watching Pete's Dragon and the Wizard Of Oz (or listen to the Wozard!) yet again.
I am also hoping someone (are you listening BFI?) re-releases 'Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?' by and starring the wonderful Anthony Newly alongside his then wife Joan Collins...a lost gem...

So wrap up warm,strap on the snow boots, take a deep breath and tuck in!


Merry Christmas to one and all!



Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Model Robot Vimeo

Here at Model Robot we've joined the gang at Vimeo, so if you head on over there you'll be able to check out past works including Psaap,Alfie,Nickelodeon and much more...we'll dig out more stuff to post as and when and probably be lining up youtube, facebook and the rest shortly...




Thursday, 29 October 2009

A little Halloween treat, The Mummy.

I must say that Universal's 1932 production of 'The Mummy' featuring Boris Karloff is one of my very favourite Universal horror's...well it's a toss up between that and 'The Invisible Man'. Don't know how many times I've watched them or how many times I will watch them but never a moment wasted spent in their magnificent company!

So this is my little homage to The Mummy,Karloff and all things horror. So for Halloween, get wrapped up and have a good one!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Preggers-Animation

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The Film4Folkestone premiere by Strange Cargo took place last week and among the films featured was 'Preggers' by Model Robot. A subtle animation dealing with the sensitive issue of young mothers in Folkestone. The film focuses on the struggle to get by and do one's best in the face of negativity.

The other three films featured were 'Welcome To Folkestone' by Brad Purnell, Folkestone Folk by Alex Estrella and Process No.18 by Philip M. Lane. The screening also featured filmed documentary introductions by Gerry Kelly and animated links provided by Andy Clift.
Future screenings will take place at Georges House Gallery between Saturday 31st October and Saturday 7th November. Screening times will vary so please check website for details near the time or call 01303 244533.
A DVD featuring all four films will be available at some point in the future also.



Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Preggers






Here are stills from our upcoming project 'Preggers'. A short film about Folkestone and the high numbers of teenage pregnacies there. Featuring interviews with local residents the film spins a more positive vibe on an often demonized section of society.

There will be a screening along with three other films at The Quarter House,Tontine Street, Folkestone on Thursday the 8th Oct. 6pm.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

IDN 15th Anniversary edition

It's been awhile in coming, but is worth the wait for the 15th anniversary edition of IDN magazine, which features (amongst many other's!) Model Robot.

If you're not familier with IDN it's a multi-discipline publication based in Hong Kong that has been a constant source of inspiration and quality since inception. We're very proud to be a part of the celebrations!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Sitting On The Dock...-Sad Sac's

In the middle of the holiday season where better to be than down by the dock of the bay...

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Model Robot T-Shirts,Tote Bags and Badges at Kiosk Kiosk this sunday!

That's right, this sunday I'll be down at Kiosk Kiosk on the South Bank with Monty for her free workshops (that's right, you heard me-free!) and we'll be selling these Model Robot tees,totes and badges alongside a fine range of Monty books, jewelry,toy's,artworks and much more...come say hello, and if it's really hot, perhaps we'll pop off for a pint!





Thursday, 16 July 2009

Yarn Fowards-Beach Hat.



Taken in the south of France, here are three of my photographs of the loverly Claire Montgomerie (Monty) modelling her creation 'Beach Hat' for Yarn Forwards magazine, August edition, out now.



Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Kiosk Kiosk

Model Robot will be selling T-Shirts,Tote Bags, Badges and other 'stuff!' alongside Monty at Kiosk Kiosk on 26th/27th of August. Part of the Design museum's 'Super Contemporary' event, Kiosk Kiosk is set up by Wayne Hemingway through Hemingway design and will run through June-September 2009 on the South Bank, London.


The Kiosk itself is pretty cool and it should be fun couple of days...let's hope it's as sunny as the launch day!

P.s-Monty will be hosting free Knitting and Crochet workshops at the Kiosk on the 26th of July, so head on down and check it out.


Monday, 13 July 2009

Gravity is not for me...

Been at bit slack with the sack so here's my take on Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Escape From Planet X-Illustration

Space is still deep...but not so much so if you're into 50's/60's 'trash' sci-fi...as I am...can't keep those images of Barbarella too far from my mind.

This is a production illustration for a possible short animation/comic entitled 'Leaving Orbit'...very early stages as yet, but the script/story is complete.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

4th July Pics, American Trilogy-Nashville



So it's the fourth of July (celebrate America!) and I've dug these three pics out from my American adventures, this time in Nashville. This was a pretty cool truck and the sticker on the back topped it off of me as a piece of Americana.

I'll get more photography online via flicker or some such at some point...

Thursday, 25 June 2009

New Model Robot Website

The new Model Robot website is now offically 'up'...featuring new illustrations, bit's of my ongoing comic strip 'Adam Adami', various 'life drawings' and more!...check it out at your leisure....

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

hmmm...don't know how long i can keep this up-Sad Sac's

I love football me...football and Pataphysics...

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Smash and Grab-Ellesse

You may well have seen this little chap (well, his face) around and about on various icons I use etc,etc,see right...well he's taken from this illo for the Ellesse 50th anniversary comp.

Check out the details here...

Friday, 29 May 2009

I Am A Rock-Gordon Brown Illustration

...caught between a hard place and Gordon Brown...


I've been producing quite a few political illustrations/cartoons recently, the first post of which is of our beloved leader, Mr Gordon Brown, time for another purge of the Labour party...I suspect...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sad Sac's posting here now...


I'm going to be posting further sad sac's cartoon's, news and strips on this Model Robot blog as of now...too much monkey business with the other!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

'Life isn't much but there's nothing else to do'


Life and observational drawing in general is pretty much a constant throughout my work, both personal and through Model Robot. It gives a grounding to my practice that at times can all too easily be swallowed up in computer soft and hardware.
It is also fantastic exercise for the underdeveloped muscle...



Friday, 3 April 2009

Eyes Right


'Eyes Right' illustration, detail.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

April-Paul Steel

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The video for the single April by Paul Steel,featuring wonderful puppets made by the wonderful Claire Montgomerie:Monty. http://www.montyknits.blogspot.com/

Some of the other videos for the EP can be found here at Passion Pictures:

http://www.passion-pictures.com/flash.html#page=p1

Paul Steel can be found here

http://www.paulsteelmusic.co.uk/

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Mike Heron.




We were fortunate enough to see the superb Mike Heron at the Kalamazoo Club in Crouch End, North London on 10th October 2008, this reminded me of a wonderful, warm evening we had there...more please!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


...a little help from your friends...and mine too!

Friday, 6 February 2009



Sadly, Lux Interior of the Cramps has died. Here is my tribute and link to a clip of the band.