Duanphen was thinking of hot Thai stew with plenty of garlic. It was edging past the nine-hour mark of soapy water scouring and sore fingers. Her throat pinged as she pictured her two babies in Bang Kapi, on the outskirts of the city. So far away from mama. She’d probably watch an episode of ‘Rak […]

Martin draped the minuscule complementary white towel nonchalantly over his front. Apart from that, he was completely naked, dripping wet from a Japanese-style sit-down wash moments ago. His eyes rushed over the explanatory cartoons showing the ideal order in which to enjoy the baths. He couldn’t concentrate, and silently berated himself for his self-consciousness. ‘Having […]

The steering wheel judders in my sunburned hands. Small rocks crunch under the hard rubber of our silver Suzuki jeep, on the isolated b-road. The plastic sound system does its best to play electronic music loudly— rhythmic, sparse and haunting. It’s like the rough texture of the shifting landscape is triggering the composition for every […]

He twiddled the thread at the end of his blazer sleeve. The deep silence was pierced by the reliable click of the Thomas the Tank Engine clock on the mantelpiece. Normally he had something to say to alleviate the awkwardness. This time, nothing. He just couldn’t speak. A drop of sweat traced its way down […]

Many years ago, I made the decision to avoid a corporate lifestyle at all costs and earn a living working for myself writing and making pretty pictures. The freedom of working for myself has brought with it joy and greatly reduced levels of office small talk. Having done this for over ten years, I would […]

Sometimes I get frustrated and ask myself what it is all for. I spend three whole hours making an illustration on my iPad, and all it gets are three measly likes on Instagram. What a waste of time. Why contribute? Billions of people are making better illustrations on Instagram than I do. What is the […]

Series of pool-related drawings. I’ll be adding more here as they are done. No running please. Done in Procreate app with Apple Pencil. You may also like… Blue City 6 Pretty Deep Thoughts About Life and the World I’ve Discovered As I Mark 30 Yea… Knowing This, Drives Me to Create Harder Wild Thyme

You’ve probably heard it rattled into your brain several times over the last few weeks, even days: if you want to get anywhere in life, take action. And when we’re talking about the projects and businesses we work on, yes, taking action trumps all the planning and learning, fidgeting and worrying you will ever do. […]