I’m on Twitter now. Sorry. Please back the campaign to get Rob Delaney to Something About Mary me by christmas. My plan is to send him drawings until he makes me his #sidebitch.

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UPDATE: https://twitter.com/furrealist/status/502772008967733248 THE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding. I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding.

I had a magnificent long weekend in Edinburgh, the city is so full of passion and creativity at this time of year. Ate at the fantastic Forest Café, and came back for the parties at night. Engrossing culture at Summerhall, the old vetinarian university turned arts complex. And of course no visit to Edinburgh would be exceptional wihout a stop off at Wallace’s Art House on Constitution Road, where my show runs until August 30. Look at the quality of these photos. This is why nobody pays me to shoot their wedding.

Thanks to Smithers for this photo. Thankyou to everyone I met at #EdinburghFestival… what a brilliant weekend. Now home in Hackney, battered but beaming. I’ll be back in a fortnight to clear up. The show is open 14:30-17:30 every day til then… Except Wednesday 20th. #furrealist #Fringe #festival #fag (at Wallace’s Art House Edinburgh)

You can thank my hangover for the blurriness of this shot. And thank Edinburgh Fringe for the hangover. Men and Ink: New work by Edward Firth opens in about an hour…

2:30 - 5:30
Wallace’s Art House
41/4 Constitution Street (that’s 41, buzzer 4 for non-Burghers)
EH6 7BG

Issue 2 of Pound Shop, the illustration zine for the fur enthusiast, touches down next Wednesday, 13th August.

This issue is produced in a limited edition of 200, each initialled and numbered. It’s 24 saddle-stitched pages of illustration with an interview between myself and a rapper/beartrapper called EarthTone from New Jersey. You can order here: www.typ0.bigcartel.com

Available at Tate Modern shop, Gay’s the Word, and Foyles Charing Cross from Wednesday 13th.

I’ll be away setting up my Edinburgh prints show from 14-18th August, so I’ll get time to personalise and ship zines from the 19th. The quickest way to get a copy is to stop by one of the outlets listed above. Personalised zines include a signed thumb-sized portrait of you in brush pen.

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Polari Magazine are running a series of features about graphic art and illustration this week. I guess they’re saving the best til last, because look who they kicked off the week with.

Issue #2 of Pound Shop is nearly finished… and so am I.

Simon. A4 pencil portrait from the show at 31 Fournier Street. Available from www.typ0.bigcartel.com

I can finally announce my second solo show this year! It takes place in Edinburgh next month at Wallace’s Art House.

I lived in Glasgow back in the early 00s, had paintings in a few galleries, took an office job, wrote a novel (abandoned after 3 drafts), got bored and moved down to London to study animation so I could develop an animated series (and got distracted by VJing). This is my first time back in Scotland in 10 years! It’s during the legendary Fringe Festival so who knows whether anybody will be interested in an exhibition. Only one way to find out.

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PALINDROMEGASM!

OK big anouncement to come tonight (after i soak my leg in the bath… a horsefly bit me at the weekend and my ankle looks like a balloon full of mince)

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Marlon, 2013
Giclée print on Hannemuhle etching paper. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 31 for the solo show earlier this month, with one artist’s proof (pictured above in the library at No. 31) also available. www.typ0.bigcartel.com Marlon, 2013
Giclée print on Hannemuhle etching paper. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 31 for the solo show earlier this month, with one artist’s proof (pictured above in the library at No. 31) also available. www.typ0.bigcartel.com Marlon, 2013
Giclée print on Hannemuhle etching paper. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 31 for the solo show earlier this month, with one artist’s proof (pictured above in the library at No. 31) also available. www.typ0.bigcartel.com

Marlon, 2013

Giclée print on Hannemuhle etching paper. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 31 for the solo show earlier this month, with one artist’s proof (pictured above in the library at No. 31) also available. www.typ0.bigcartel.com

This drawing from my solo show at 31 Fournier Street is as yet unclaimed. It’s A5 sized, pencil on mustard/light ochre thick art paper. If you’d like to buy it, send an email to fatbutcher@gmail.com This drawing from my solo show at 31 Fournier Street is as yet unclaimed. It’s A5 sized, pencil on mustard/light ochre thick art paper. If you’d like to buy it, send an email to fatbutcher@gmail.com This drawing from my solo show at 31 Fournier Street is as yet unclaimed. It’s A5 sized, pencil on mustard/light ochre thick art paper. If you’d like to buy it, send an email to fatbutcher@gmail.com

This drawing from my solo show at 31 Fournier Street is as yet unclaimed. It’s A5 sized, pencil on mustard/light ochre thick art paper. If you’d like to buy it, send an email to fatbutcher@gmail.com

If you happen to visit the Barbican’s 9-day pop-up fashion bazaar on Morning Lane, in Hackney, don’t forget to grab a coffee in Brew for Two and pick up a print or a copy of Pound Shop #1

Hello new followers and thanks Tumblr Radar for the feature today… what a great end to the week. The solo show finished this afternoon and I’m totally floored by the response, thankyou everybody for the support.

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