L’Éléphant – Psychologie et Émotions.

Here are a few illustrations I made a while ago for La Revue L’Éléphant, for an article on the psychology of emotions. It’s rare for me to tackle metaphorical imagery like this, and the entire field of psychology scares me, but nonetheless I’m rather happy with how they’ve come out. low resEmotions Illustration 1low resEmotions Illustration 2low resEmotions Illustration 3


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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.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I’ve just got back from good old France after a holiday in my native Scotland. Here is a painting of what Scotland looks like in late December:Screenshot-2018-1-4 James Albon ( jamesalbon illustration) • Instagram photos and videos

In other news, here’s an editorial illustration I published just before I left for my holiday, in Libération. It’s for an article about young people writing about their varied experiences with drugs.zep final low resOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


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Comrade Marx!

Last week I did some illustrations about Karl Marx and the Russian Revolution for a French magazine called Le 1. Here they are!

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Madame & Me

Here’s a new short comic, about sex, violence, and Franco-British relations.



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(Right click to embiggen the images if you’re finding my spidery handwriting illegible.)

This comic was, thrillingly, chosen as a finalist in the Observer/Cape Graphic Short Story prize. Congratulations also to the tremendous work of all the other authors who were selected, and of course to the winner!


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Hong Kong MTR

Here’s an exciting new project I’ve been working on: an animated linocut! This illustration is based on drawings from Hong Kong’s metro, drawings I made back when I was living there a few years ago.

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The piece is made with eight sections of reduction linocut stuck end to end, and viewed through another linocut, that of the train car. Voila!


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Long, thin sketchbook drawings

Here are a load of sketchbook drawings from the last week or so. I’m using a landscape sketchbook, so they all come out very long and thin, especially when viewed on a computer screen. Enjoy them!

My friend’s son, drawing and drinking juice.

Sculpture in the courtyard of the Musée de Beaux Arts here in Lyon.

Another sculpture.

Guy asleep on a bench.

Terrace of a bar at night.

People drinking coffee across the street from a grocers.

My friend Wuon-Gean drinking tea outside a Vietnamese cafe.

Teenagers on Rue de la Republique.

People in a cafe.

People not in a cafe.

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