My ongoing series of pop culture family portraits, all rendered in glorious monochrome.  Most are available to buy here as 210mm x 297mm digital prints on high quality 250gsm uncoated paper stock.

Little Portrait
sets have appeared in Starburst magazine, Geek-Art: Volume 2 (published by Huginn Muninn Editions, France), and The Thing: Artbook (published by Printed In Blood, USA).

Two sets were created as a commission from a director at Pixar and another in response to a request from one of the writers of the film in question.  A copy of one set was bought by the wife of one of the lead actors, and most excitingly three copies of another were bought by a member of the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit as gifts for various stations across the continent, travelling with him on the RRS Ernest Shackleton, to his own base Halley, apparently the most isolated of the British bases!

Be Afraid.  Be Very Afraid.

This larger set is a collection of 31 individual portraits, one inked per each day of October in response to the 2022 Inktober challenge.  It’s a follow-up to my first Halloween set from 2016.  Some portraits have been adjusted, tweaked, and altered for this set.

44) Let’s Go To Work

"Let me tell you what ‘Like a Virgin’ is about...”

43) Actor, Dreamweaver, Visionary.  Plus Actor

"Something was pouring from his mouth. He examined his sleeve. Blood? Blood. Crimson, copper-smelling blood. His blood. Blood. Blood. Blood. And bits of sick."

42) We’re Vampires.  We Don’t Put Down Towels

“I'm doing an erotic dance for my friends. You ruined it. I was in the zone. My friends were loving it.”

41) Life, Uh, Finds A Way

“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth.”

40) It’s All In The Reflexes

“Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, ‘Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.’”

39) One Ring To Rule Them All


38) And In The Darkness Bind Them

“Concealed within his fortress, the lord of Mordor sees all.  His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth, and flesh. You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.”

37) I Fart In Your General Direction

“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot.
‘Tis a silly place.”

36) With Mogwai Come Much Responsibility

“Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.”

35) Winter Is Coming

“That’s what I do: I drink and I know things.”

34) The Boy Who Lived

"You’re a wizard, Harry."

33) He Who Must Not Be Named

“Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived... come to die."

32) Dead Or Alive, You’re Coming With Me

“Excuse me, I have to go.  Somewhere there is a crime happening.”

31) I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum

"I'm very sorry for your loss.  Your mother was a terribly attractive woman."

UPDATE: I swapped out the Raleigh for the one in the Bill Murray set for the sake of continuity and tweaked the positioning of the eyes of Henry and Chas as they didn’t look quite right.

30) Come Out To Play-I-Ay


29) Come With Me If You Want To Live

“It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead! “

28) Beware The Moon, Lads

"The supernatural, the power of darkness — it's all true. The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring!"

27) A Sadsack Of Murrays (Revised)

"I don’t have to take this abuse from you, I’ve got hundreds of people dying to abuse me."

I've revised the Murrays to include some that were more personal to me and get the total up to my standard 12 portraits. I'm very pleased I could add Ghostbusters II to the mix, which I've always had a soft spot for.

A Sadsack Of Murrays

"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome."

This set was produced as part of a two-part personal commission, which I rarely do for Little Portraits, but I couldn't resist this subject matter.

An Enthusiasm Of Aykroyds

"As a duly designated representative of the city, county and state of New York, I hereby order you to return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension."

This set was produced as part of a two-part personal commission, which I rarely do for Little Portraits, but I couldn't resist this subject matter.

26) Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker

"Welcome to the party, pal!"

25) Handbook For The Recently Deceased

"I myself am strange and unusual."

24) You’ve Gotta Be Fucking Kidding

"I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is."

This was created for The Thing: Artbook, a collection of illustrations from over 350 artists responding to the classic film, and acts as a companion piece to my previous Thing set. The book comes with a foreword by Eli Roth and an afterword by John Carpenter.

23) Up To Eleven

"You can't really dust for vomit."

It’s Halloween... Everyone’s Entitled To One Good Scare.

This larger set is a collection of 31 individual portraits, one inked per each day of October as part of the 2016 Inktober challenge.  Some have been adjusted, tweaked, altered and even redrawn completely for this set.

22) Last Survivor Of The Nostromo

"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."

21) Kum-Ba-Noooooo!

"Where do they keep the chainsaws here?"

This set came about as a request from one of the writers of the film, who had seen my other sets on Twitter.  As I hugely enjoyed their film, I was happy to oblige.

20) The Upside-Down

"Our friend has superpowers, and she squeezed your tiny bladder with her mind."

19) ‘R’ Good Enough


18) Who’s She Gonna Call?

"Which one of these makes me look more like a doctor?  Me playing saxophone or me listening to saxophone?"

17) If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It

"This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me."

16) Flames... On The Side Of My Face

"Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage!"

15) Game Over Man, Game Over

"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

This set was part of a two-part personal commission for a director at Pixar, who had seen my work on Twitter.

14) The Scooby Gang

"If the apocalypse comes, beep me."

This set was part of a two-part personal commission for a director at Pixar, who had seen my work on Twitter.

13) Join Us

"I don't think so. We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound FINE?"

UPDATE: Added toner to clothing and revised the order.  Tweaked The Book Of The Dead a little as the angle was all off in the original.

12) Inconceivable!

"There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, it would be a pity to damage yours."

UPDATE: Resized slightly and added toner to clothing.

11) Snakes. Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?

"Fortune and glory, kid.  Fortune and glory."

10) A Long Time Ago...

"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

9) ...In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

"You underestimate the power of the Dark Side."

8) Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

"Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with. And I know that, given the choice, I probably wouldn't have chosen you as friends. But, I just want to say... that over the years I have come to regard you as... people... I met."

UPDATE: Resized slightly and added toner to hair and skin tones.  Also amended the typo in Duane Dibbley's name - I was using an old Red Dwarf Companion book as a guide and took on their error.

7) 1.21 Gigawatts?!

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

UPDATE: Resized slightly.

6) I Want To Believe

"Highly unlikely but not outside the realm of extreme possibility?"

UPDATE: Resized slightly and added a little toner to darken Scully's hair and some clothing.

5) The Fab Four

"Ringo isn't even the best drummer in The Beatles."

UPDATE: Resized slightly and added a bit of toner.

4) First Goddamn Week Of Winter

"I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!"

UPDATE: Resized slightly.

3) Busting Makes Me Feel Good

"Listen...  Do you smell something?"

UPDATE: Resized slightly.

2) Madmen With A Box

"There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."

UPDATE: I have resized the original version of this set and added toner to some areas.  The plan is to eventually do a completely new version of the set, with a new title, descriptions and some different costumes, that incorporates Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker’s Doctors.

1) Why So Serious?

"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

UPDATE: Since the original version of this set, I've changed the title to keep it more in-fitting with the sets that followed, resized and spaced the characters and added some more toner.

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