Here are some drawings of what I’ve been doing this week, in Lyon and in the countryside of Ardeche.
People eating lunch in Antraigues, Ardeche.
Café de la Cathedrale, Lyon.
My father, trying to use his phone, in Val-les-Bains.
Parc des Hauters, Lyon.
Place Saint Jean in the rain, Lyon.
It’s May. Here are some drawings of Lyon from the last two weeks.
The 1st of May is International Workers Day. Here are two drawings from the protests in Lyon, which are pretty mild. Some teenagers sitting around in Place Sathonay, and some middle aged CGT-ers listening to a Dad-rock cover band in Place Bellecour. Vive la revolution, comrades.
Here’s drawing of the Marché Saint Antoine, a much-documented drawing spot.
Here are two drawings featuring my enemy, the guitarist who plays directly in front of my flat in Place du Change. He belts out endless sobbing Ed Sheeran covers at all hours of the day and night like he’s just been dumped. If you can imagine the noise Jeff Buckley would make if he stood on a piece of lego, that’s what his singing sounds like.
Lastly, here’s the garden of the good old Musée de Beaux Arts. Spring is here.
I went to a tattoo parlour with a friend of mine the other day. Here are some drawings of him getting tattooed, unfortunately it was not possible to capture his mournful wails of pain.
I realise too that it’s been some six weeks since I updated this old thing. I update my instagram (@jamesalbon.illustration) slightly more often. But mostly, I’ve been swamped in finishing a mighty graphic novel, and it’s finished at last. It’ll be out in a while.
In the mean time, here is a small selection of other things that I’ve done recently:
Poster for a concert at Bal des Fringants in Lyon.
Illustration for the Clerkenwell Post about a chip shop, The Fryer’s Delight in Clerkenwell.
Illustration for Libé about a horribly complicated carbon scam.
New book coming out this week. I’m in Paris. Here’s a little list of the launch and some signings I’ll be doing.
Last week I went to a friend’s screenprinting workshop and screen printed some posters!
These posters are for the launch of the new French translation of my graphic novel Her Bark & Her Bite, which will be called C’est Mort, Darling, and is to be published by Sarbacane. It’ll be released on the 6th of March, and we’ll be celebrating it with a launch and an exhibition in Galerie Michel Lagarde, in Paris. SO here’s another poster, for the exhibition:
SO if you’re in Paris on the evening of the 6th of March, please do come along to the launch party, and we can all drink a load of wine and look at the drawings which I’ve made.
Over Christmas I was rather pleased to receive a job from the wonderful french magazine Le 1, for an illustration for a story on Jerusalem and US foreign policy. Here’s the illustration, as well as a couple of portraits they requested, of Mohammed ben Zayed, Mohammed ben Salmane, and slimy old Jared Kushner.