Spent my Saturday night with #Britney. I can do better but I like this #firstdraft. She looks pretty #unimpressed with it herself.

Today I’m joining the People’s #Climate #March from Temple Place to #Parliament House in #London. If you’re here, join us.
#britneyspears #itsbritneybitch #climatechange #peoplesclimate

Sketch before bed last night. Yesterday Scotland held an election to decide if they wanted to be an independent nation - it was a big deal and I’ve kept out of it completely; not uttered a word either way even when asked in Edinburgh because it’s not my decision.

An earsplitting boom and eyelid-penetrating nuclear flash just after 3am this morning had me bounding out of bed in a single leap convinced a terrorist attack was underway… it set car alarms off! Then I saw the cleansing rain in the orange darkness, my brain graduated to fully awake, and I stood watching the storm like a kid watches his parents fight through the bannisters.

I get up today and the big news is that nothing’s changed.

Spent a fun afternoon drawing on to ceramic plaques with a glaze pencil yesterday under a railway arch in East London. These are WIP experiments with the medium. After drawing they need to be fired again… update next week. Spent a fun afternoon drawing on to ceramic plaques with a glaze pencil yesterday under a railway arch in East London. These are WIP experiments with the medium. After drawing they need to be fired again… update next week. Spent a fun afternoon drawing on to ceramic plaques with a glaze pencil yesterday under a railway arch in East London. These are WIP experiments with the medium. After drawing they need to be fired again… update next week. Spent a fun afternoon drawing on to ceramic plaques with a glaze pencil yesterday under a railway arch in East London. These are WIP experiments with the medium. After drawing they need to be fired again… update next week.

Spent a fun afternoon drawing on to ceramic plaques with a glaze pencil yesterday under a railway arch in East London. These are WIP experiments with the medium. After drawing they need to be fired again… update next week.

Fineliner portrait from a personalised/signed/inscribed zine I just finished. #freedom!! Now i can go for a walk in the evening sun. To the mailbox.

I’ve just been confirmed with #ZineFestBerlin for this year’s event! I’ll have a table with #prints and #poundshopzine by me and maybe the odd boycrazyboy and pinkmince #zine too.

Warming up with the new #brushpen to do #zine inscriptions… line weights all over the place, with a Parkinsons-tinged execution. You can’t lean/rest on the nib at all because it’s so delicate. Maybe my whole life I’ve just been using pens as a crutch.

On Saturday I’ll be at the #British #Beard and #Moustache Championships in #Bath drawing portraits. Anybody coming? #bbmc #tbbmc #competitivebearding #furrealism @tbbmchamps

These are my best drawings from the detour through #HackneyCityFarm with @jawcooper on Friday. All the goats and ducks were scurrying around but these girls knew how to strike a pose. #chickens #sketchbook #lifedrawing #dustbath #wattle (at Hackney City Farm)

boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns. boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns.

boycrazyboy invited me to supply some zines for his stall at Safari zine/comics fest last Saturday (Aug 30) at Protein in Shoreditch… I was meant to be in Edinburgh taking down my solo show but plans changed so I stopped by. Fantastic energy, really cool creative people all living for their art. I stayed all afternoon and picked up some great stuff, including excellent Art Fag zines which i’m savouring slowly, and a superb Bayeux Tapestry concertina-fold zine by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives which reads like Matt Groening guest-appearing in Viz.

Also had a good chat with the super talented Mat Pringle about print techniques and inspiration. Look him up, he’s got great style and a cracking pair of sideburns.

Sina Sparrow of www.boycrazyboy.com kindly invited me to supply some copies of Pound Shop #2 to sell here alongside his own brilliant zines and comics this Saturday. It’s an all day celebration of stapled, printed curios featuring some brilliant artists and I’m pretty chuffed to be a part of it tbh.

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11am to 6pm, August 30th 2014

Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY

Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative…

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.

@furrealist

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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