Link & Image o' the Week for 16/08/09


Hi reader! I’m writing to you from wintry Melbourne, Australia. I flew down from Darwin a few days ago for an extended visit to my home town.

We have a new Link o’ the Week over at! This week’s lucky recipient is illustrator Phil McAndrew who has a smashing blog called the Marvellous Mustache Factory! Phil’s wonderful art is full of hilariously grotesque characters and charming facial hairs. He also makes comics, which you can find here. I’ve been in love with Phil’s inky linework and off-kilter sense of humour for a while now, and it’s great to see him continually producing amazing work.

Also at is a new Image o’ the Week:

I drew this last year for my lady friend Lucy. I might make something else in this faux “cut-out” style. It was fun.

Anyway, I’m gonna go enjoy some more of these Melbourne weathers. Seeing “District 9″ tonight. I’m a big fan of Neill Blomkamp’s short films. I highly recommend Alive in Joburg, which served as inspiration for his feature debut.



KA-POW! The Shiggy Blog!


Hey reader! Welcome to my new blog: The Shiggy Blog! Pretty snazzy, ey?

If you don’t already know who I am, my name’s Joe. I’m an Aussie illustrator and designer. You can read a little more about me at the Bio page on my brand spankerin’ new website,

This new website has been a long time coming. It was a little sad moving on from my old website “neapolitan500″, which has been with me for almost 10 years (it’s earliest incarnation existing on the soon-to-be defunct GeoCities), but any nostalgia is far outweighed by my excitement at this reinvention.

My new site is far more functional and content-heavy. I reckon it looks a lot nicer too.

This blog is going to be multi-purpose. It will be half sketch-blog, half design-blog, half photo-blog, half video-blog and half regular word-blog. I realise that’s a lot more halves than the usual two, but that’s just how amazing this blog is going to be. Deal with it.

I’ll be posting original content as often as I can, but you should also expect to find plenty of links to cool shit around the Web.

Until next time, here’s a photo of my dog ValJean: