Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Patrick Boivin

Patrick Boivin makes some cool stop motion animations using toys & action figures, like this one...

He also has directed a funny parody of Iron Man featuring his daughter which is extremely well done...

Check out more of his stuff here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Calico Melton

I just randomly found a link to the work of Calico Melton. I love the textures and the balance in her work. Link

Friday, June 25, 2010

Harvey and The Vuvuzelas

See what happened on Wednesday...


Someone has put together a gallery of the sound effect images from the 60s Batman tv show that would pop up whenever they punched someone. Some of the lettering & colours are actually pretty cool!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Work

Here's a recent image I did for a podcast for Lots of illustrators are interpreting the brief of Sexy lady with Headphones. The images aren't live yet but you can check out my favorite by my pal Steve at his amazing blog. I am in awe of his talent.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Germaine Richier

I recently discovered Germaine Richier at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier.  I was instantly intrigued by her work and I thought her antropomorphic style would appeal to my fellow tinderboxers.


We went to this exhibition last week in Nîmes. The format of this retrospective show was non-choronological. This meant that work from Gasiorowski's hyper-realist period was hung beside paint daubed postcards of his later career. The show was really engaging and I felt I had an insight into the artist's personality.

"Throughout his career, Gérard Gasiorowski came out as an outspoken advocate of contradiction, viewed in terms of constructive opposition rather than impossibility. This is a key feature of his practice and of his personality, whereby he moves from hyperrealist figuration to abstraction or fiction, from virtuosity to the daub, while exercising irreverence or homage, gravity and the most biting irony, excess or asceticism."

If you could have any artist do a portrait of you, who would you pick?

Made me think...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

new work

hi y'all
heres a little offering to the altar of melancholy and folly.
I hope you are all feeling swell and hopeful .
I saw two linnets today whilst out on my bike , and my roses are growing and I had home made sausages under an overcast sky.

New Mask

I visited a friend in Paris recently and came across a wolf mask. I thought my Billy Mask would like a friend, so I have started some paintings and drawings, here's one that is almost finished

Monday, June 14, 2010

alisha amirkhanian

I really love this artists short films and her drawings.
alisha amirkhanian
and heres another short film ....(sigh)

Oh B.T.W. I still cannot make comments on here , like an incomplete square comes up , no top half , and no can do when I try to type , I dont want to give up with tinderbox and want to say hi to everyone ,your support of my work means a lot to me .
I love to see what you are all doing and hope that we can do something again soon .
Did anyone see my little drawing of the blue horse in the circus show ? Emma , loved your new word drawing .
Jane ♡♡

StorySketch with live cello music by Claire Fitch - Thursday, 24 June from 8pm

You are invited to listen and draw while Wilson and Oh-Aissieux tell a selection of their best tales and the very talented Claire Fitch demonstrates her unique concept in live, improvised, electric and acoustic cello, in the cosy Victorian sitting room that is the Library Bar Extension.

This is the first time that the Narrative Arts Club will feature live music, and there can be few better ways to advance the club's commitment to innovation in Irish storytelling than to engage with an experimental demonstration of Claire's Ambiencellist sound.

For more info about Claire Fitch and her innovative approach to playing cello with new technologies, please see the Ambiencellist website:

This show will include a performance by The Oh-Aissieux of the first part of the Tibetan epic, Gesar of Ling, in which the dragon princess Dzeden gives birth to the shape-shifting Gesar, who takes part in a horse race to gain the throne of the kingdom of Ling. The show will also feature Scott Anthony Kelly, a performer with a powerful physical command of the stage, who will tell the story of Tuan of the Isles in his inimitable, free and lively style.

Please see intriguing and beautiful visual art works inspired by previous StorySketch sessions:
James Moore’s Lost Souls evening
Lucky Fish from the Arabian Nights
Sarah Bowie’s Cailleach Bhéarra

Thursday, 24 June 2010 from 8 to 10.30pm. Doors 7.30.
Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Admission EUR 6. Concessions EUR 2.

Free admission to artists whose work is used to promote the Narrative Arts Club.

For more information about storytelling events in Dublin and sometimes beyond, please see the Narrative Arts Club's events page:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tinderbox Circus Exhibition Images

Hi Guys
Just updated the website with a few images from the recent Circus exhibition.
If anybody has extra images, please send them on to us at tinderboxnetwork [@]


hello, i've missed every opportunity to post to this network, but at least it gives me a chance to invite you guys down to my first proper show. its taking place in my good friends mick and annes gallery the little ghost gallery in kilkenny, a gallery built on the idea that art exhibitions should be accessible fun engaging, and honest at the same time. i'm delighted they asked me to do a show, they make the process seem like packing for a huge trip. the two of them have endless amounts of enthusiasm and there more than happy to share.

hope some of you can make the trip down, i promise to make it worth your while!

link to facebook fanpage

link to blog


here's a sneak peak just for tinderbox

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another Piece of Text

Finally got around to doing another one

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mark Jenkins

I like these - esp his bag animals.. kinda funny and a cool way of using your surroundings to create art... also cool is this guy.. also more out of humour than anything :)

Fat City

Fat City by Leonard Gardner has long been one of my favorite books. I had heard John Huston adapted it into a movie, but I could never get my hands on it because it wasn't released on DVD. And the only copies of it I've seen have been VHS region 1. I'm a big fan of Huston, and I like the way he redoes books -- another example of him refashioning prose is his take on Flannery O'Connor's first novel Wise Blood-- so letting Fat City slip through my hands has always irked me. Going off this montage of the movie, I feel like I have good reason to be sad I've never seen it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Samples II

here's some more recent photographs. seems it's mostly drawings here on Tinderbox- hopefully these are also of some interest. i'm enjoying browsing through everybody's work- some great stuff! Cheers, B.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Au Revoir Claire!

I haven't posted anything either in an age so here's the farewell card I made for Claire, who has pretty much masterminded Tinderbox from the very start, she's off to France to eat cheese, read Baudelaire & say things like "I love Paris this time of year".
Only messin, we miss you already, best of luck with everything!
(please come back & organise another exhibition!)


I've been a little out of tune with my blogging of late, so thought I should upload something! Just spent the day dismantling my bernard shaw exhibition, so here's one of the pieces :)
(sorry about the poor photo quality)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Robotbag at First Friday Film

Hello all,

Like Jane, I always have problems to upload comments, but it is great to see what you all are doing!

This is to invite you to the first public screening of our little stop motion film Robotbag Chapter 1. It is just 60 seconds long, so please don´t blink.

Robotbag will be the appetizer preceding the French film The Grocer´s Son.

Tennant Hall of Christchurch in Rathgar village
10:30 am
Friday June 4th