Everything fish – #99

p_fish_099_pre_eraseThe penultimate (that’s such a great word) in the series of 100 fish- #99, the Everything Fish (Pisces omnicombinerata). This fish has nearly everything in it, barring a kitchen sink and Donald Trump. Available on T-shirts and drinkware right here!


Unicorn rainbow fish – #98

p_fish_098A completely girly fish designed for my daughter (the bows were her suggestion, I think). This is fish #98 in the series of 100, scientific name of Rainbowsa magicalunicornus. You can get it on T-shirts and drinkware right here.

Fishnet stocking – #59

p_fish_059Presenting fish #59 in the series of 100 fish, “Fishnet stocking” (scientific name: Finepinsan stiletto).

Sporting a very serious stiletto, take note. Available on T-shirts and drinkware right here.

Finished 100 fish

cp_fish_047Just finished the 100th fish in the set of 100 fish, “New Dawning”. Busy now putting them all together in the form of a high resolution A2 poster, and over the next few days I’ll add T-shirts and drinkware to Cafepress for these two:

#79 – Amore-nomore due incommunicado (CafePress link to T-shirts etc: here)

#47 – Tropicalis gettawaii (CafePress link to T-shirts etc: here)

Spread the word!


100 Fish of Separation

Fish_038When your wife of 16 years decides the marriage has run its course, there are many things one could do. Throw plates at a wall, cry, plant daffodil bulbs. I’m choosing to draw imaginary fish, 100 of them. I’ve done about 40 so far, here’s #38.

When I’ve done all of them, I’ll put them on a big poster.

And then maybe plant some bulbs.


Camera obscura (#30)

CO_webBrew number 30 is complete, and sitting in my beer room – whose location is known only by me and the three mice that live under the bench, oh yes – I know you’re there. It’s a reddish beer. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s going to be good I bet – especially with a few friends standing around the charcoal BBQ, picking bits of salted / peppered eye fillet steak off the grill. Mmm hmm.

It’s named ‘Camera obscura’ (Google it up!) as it takes elements from the outside world, turns them on their head, and re-creates a bit of that world inside the dark chamber that is the humble 500ml beer bottle. Wow. Maybe I should run in politics?

The Sound of Speed

Live in Auckland

Thirty years (and a smidge) since the Jesus and Mary Chain put out Psychocandy, and it took me that long to see them live. Glad I did, at Auckland’s Powerstation! Gladder I was, that I took industrial strength ear-plugs to take the hurty bits, allowing only Jim’s dulcet tones and William’s pensive notes to enter my ears. My beer room (adorned with music posters) was lacking a memento of this wonderful evening in March, so with a few of my photos from the gig + a few beers + Photoshop @ the Sound of Speed… and here we are.

Barbed wire kisses

-29_webMaybe, just a little, inspired by finally getting to see the Jesus and Mary Chain play at the Powerstation, Auckland. It’s only taken me thirty years to get to see them. So, two crepescule and noisy (read: dark and hoppy) beers named after two of their many fine albums.

29A: Barbed wire kisses

29B: The sound of speed

Part 2 of #27, or #28 синій?

-28_web#28 is the big belgian brother to #27 beer. It was brewed with a heat-hungry belgian yeast that threatened to rip the top off the fermentor and come crawling up the stairs for its creator.

So, the beer art for this one kind of extends right-wards from #27, if you check that out. Anyway, this little beauty should be ripe for tasting about the time hot cross buns go down to half price.

It’s called синій (blue). Because… it will be fantastic in autumn, listening to the Durutti Column’s ‘Blue’ from ‘Someone else’s party, and sipping on one of these. Simple really.

The J-2 revelator

revelatorA very special birthday present I recently finished for someone.

A vintage style piece made from copper fittings, old PC parts, valves, gauges etc.

With two (working) 700nm ruby targeting lasers,  twin 32mm pulse cannons, and a 9.7 gigaWatt ion sabre. Plus, tons of pretty, colourful lights!

Has a good weight to it, feels good in the hand, and boy is it great watching the dog chase the lasers around the lounge.

It’s a Revelation!

#27 beer: каяття (Regret)

Homage a New Order, the first and best-est track from their 1993 album “Republic”. I was rueing the production of #26 as a slow-sitting lager/pilsner, tasting one a bit early. Needs a few more months to think about its behaviour, I reckon.