A simple head swapping browser toy that mixes up Victorian animal illustrations to create amazing new hybrid animals every time you click. [more inside]
"An artefact from another world, The Islands Of The World is a guidebook to the many strange and wonderful places that exist out there across the endless immensity of the seas. Here among these hundred islands you will find wonders and whales, mountains and mermaids, sorrow and silence, forever frozen fields and ever-burning flames, alongside a treasure trove of carefully curated illustrations from around the world." The Islands Of The World is a series of 90-odd short, poetic descriptions of mythical islands, paired with wonderful old public domain illustrations of faraway places. Alongside the website, a fully-illustrated print version is also available for £9.99/$12.99 (it's quite nice). [more inside]
A Cast Of Characters (for a story not yet written) is a collection of 60 short illustrated descriptions of strange people, pets, places, and portents. A sort of sequel to last year's A Book Of Beasts (previously on projects; metafilter), this was initially intended as a stand alone thing (hence the subtitle), but since then I've been writing Tales From The Town, which is a series of (very) short stories using the above cast of characters, set in a Moomins meets Twin Peaks sort of world, and with new episodes being published weekly (it's up to tale #7 at the moment). [more inside]
A Book Of Beasts contains illustrations of 62 strange beasts, creatures, and other things of interest, with descriptive passages to tell you everything they are.
I started doing daily doodles for my kid and they eventually evolved into sketches and then recently actual drawings and illustrations. A few people have been asking how to buy copies, so I finally put together a shop where you can get a drawing as a poster, sticker, card, and various other stationary items. Probably best described as fun, cute, and sometimes surreal.
It started over 7 years ago as a 365-photo-a-day-type tumblr for my baby daughter, and it keeps propagating. Right now, the best way to see (most of) the 1,858 different artworks of Adora (with a new one coming every day) is on instagram , a massive cache of original illustrations. [more inside]
For the past six months or so I have been blogging for tor.com on Victorian Illustrations. It's only three posts so far, but that are pretty substantive essays - >1000 words each on various facets of Victorian illustration, and how they might influence us today, with a plethora of links to other resources, images, and analysis. [more inside]
Since 2006 I've been keeping an illustration and webcomics website. The content was mostly written in Spanish but I've decided to translate (as much as possible) the archives to English, and share this project with a bigger audience. The hard work has ended: it's up and ready. [more inside]