Thursday, December 13, 2007

Venture Bros

Well, I thought I do my own bit of self promotion for Season 3 of The Venture Bros.

So here's a couple of panels I did earlier this week that were influenced by classic Film Noir.

x Shivers

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Toffee Toff!

OK... I break my own rules yet again but Jon kinda convinced me to put this one up... I'm only doing it cos I like chest hair. Ehhh the character's not Jon's... just wanna get that straight! :)

x Shivers

Monday, November 12, 2007

People are strange...

Well... not so sure if anyone on here remembers one of my first posts about a sketch I had done of my friends in The Stranglers that had made it onto the back of a mad fan as a tattoo.... ahem... well... here it is.....!!!!!!

I do in fact know this guy but I still think its hilarious/completely bonkers that he did this but if you knew him and his wife this is one of the many Strangler tattoos that they share between them so its not really that odd!

Madness! :D

xx Shivers

Photo's courtesy of Ava Rave... thanks Ava!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Home is the new single from a wonderful band called Amsterdam who hail from Liverpool, England.

Why am I telling you this? Well... not only are they jolly good friends of mine and need a bit of promoting this side of the pond but the photo you see here is by me! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee.... :D

This was taken on the Brooklyn Bridge ("obviously" says you) while walking home from work (this time last year, I think?!) but I have to say, as thrilled and excited as I am, I'm also gobsmacked that they used a photo of mine.

The single (released on 10 December in the UK) is the first track on Amsterdam's new album Arm In Arm which will be out early next year and I'm so pleased to say that they are using another photo of mine for the cover of that!

Oh I'm all excited... !!!!!

x Shivers

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Times Sq Madness thru a Fisheye Lens

Last Thursday night saw myself and an old college friend, Andrew Kavanagh (who's actually staying with me at the mo), descend upon Times Sq after a night in the Edison Hotel bar.

We went there with the sole purpose of seeing Dominic Chianese, aka Uncle Junior from The Sopranos, sing some jazz... and excited we were... (awww, just look at 'im!)

Alas, he doesn't even perform on Thursday nights but does indeed perform every Monday night so I shall be going back and with a number of people in tow I imagine.

T'was a pity really but sure, we had fun all the same watching the over 60 regulars hitting on each other.

So, to Times Square with my beautiful new Nikon camera and fisheye lens.
We stumbled out onto the streets of Manhattan after midnight and proceeded to wreak havoc on inanimate objects much to the amusement of unsuspecting tourists.

I'm quite surprised Andrew didn't get a ticket, never mind arrested!

I love the guy at the bottom of this next shot...


Andrew singing his heart out...

Hmmm... does my bum look big with this fisheye lens?! :)

Thanks Andrew, for a fun night (and week)... I haven't been that silly in ages!!


xx Shivers

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Boss @ Madison Square Garden

Well, well well... after trying unsuccessfully to purchase tickets for this concert, Stephen managed to get his hands on 2 freebies via a God sent friend of his by the name of Frank Caruso (many thanks, Frank... I shall name my first child after you... even if its a girl!).

What a wonderful night! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole concert, even if we were in the nosebleed section and didn't actually know half the songs played but I do pride myself on knowing all of his new album, which, for the most part I love, esp Long Walk Home, Gypsy Biker and the title track Magic.

Here's Long Walk Home...

Some of the album can be a little too early 80's for me though. Its got that classic E Street Band feel, namely, in my rather honest opinion, 'corny' sax solos. I only say that because I'm such a huge fan of his 2005 album Devils & Dust which has a completely different feel musically.

Devils & Dust...

With that said, I'm pretty sure hardcore fans love those sax solo's and there was a lot of that going on last night too but it made me smile from ear to ear.
One thing I do have to say is that the main reasons I like this album so much, as with Devils & Dust, is that Bruce has got a lot to say... and most of it is against Bush and the Iraq war and I admire him for that. He's not afraid to speak out against this Government and to me that's only a good thing.

All in all it was a wonderful night... esp Stephen's dancing during the uber cheesy Dancing In The Dark... I was sure he'd, not only take someone's eye out but be beaten up by drunk, absolutely fanatical Springsteen fans!!!
Funny thing is, I actually thought he was exaggerating Bruce's cheesy white man dance moves but to my utter amusement, as you'll see below... he was playing it down!

So I shall leave you with THAT video... I defy you, first off not to laugh your head off and secondly, to not do that dance! :)

xx Shivers

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Sorry to anyone out there who's been checking my blogs for updates... I've just been far too busy lately to really get a chance to upload any photo's. Venture Bros takes up most of my time these days as does this guy...

I know Stephen's not too keen on this photo (then again, he's never keen on any photo I take of him) but I think its a wonderful shot of Stephen.
I really love the silhouette, the warm tones, the light and the darkness and the lines of perspective... oh, and the man himself of course!

xx Shivers

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Legs 11

The subject in this photo shall remain nameless cos she (or he LOL) doesn't really like this photo but I have to say that I just I adore it... its just so bizarre and beautiful at the same time!
(Heyyyyyyyyyyy! and that kinda looks like cocaine on the ground??!!!! Hmmmm)

Take it easy out there, folks!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Barney v's Rosie the Rhodesian Ridgeback

St. Mark's Place Nov 2005.
Hmmm not quite sure who won this fight but I'm pretty sure that Barney was full of the worst kinda germs NYC could throw at it! Ewwwwwww

Monday, July 30, 2007

My mood today, so lovingly captured ( least I think lovingly) by the ever delightful Carly Monardo!

Thanx luv!

xx Shivers

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tom Connor

Awwww I just found these... they're of Tom Connor (& Maurice Fontenot) in the kitchen of my place telling a story like only Tom Connor can tell a story.... wonderful!


So... is this an original Kaws Michelin Man stencil?!!
I suppose it could be a stenciled homage?! Either way, its pretty cool!

I know
KAWS (Brian Donnelly) lives in Brooklyn and this was taken out in Williamsburg last summer so I've always wondered.
Interesting guy from what I can remember of him. Very quiet. Its great that he made such a huge name for himself with this type of art and good on him, I say!

Now where's me spraycan... I'm sure I can make this leprechaun stencil work the same way....

Thursday, July 12, 2007


The is one of my favourite shots of Jessica, a.k.a. SHE-RAH, my room mate and not because she has her back to me :D
It was captured at a Gnarls Barkley gig in Central Park the summer of '06.

On Brooklyn Bridge

These four photo's were taken after an attempted journey home, by train, from a Summer Stage event in Central Park, June 16th '07. All the trains back to Brooklyn had mysteriously been suspended so I decided to make the trek home over the Brooklyn Bridge by foot instead of catching a cab.

Walking the bridge is something I've always loved doing but the light on that particular evening was just wonderful.