Gareth A Hopkins

These pages will be kept updated with forthcoming gallery shows and news on completed artwork.

Pages from my ongoing surreal/abstracted comic 'The Intercorstal' can be found here: The Intercorstal

My deviantart gallery, chock-full of my art, can be found here: grthink

Stories from my (old) walk to and from work can be found here: Trolleys In Odd Places

Friday, 26 February 2010

Landscapes etc

Following on from the 22 Postcards I posted yesterday, here's four which I'm particularly proud of, all depicting imagined landscapes of one form or another. They were much harder to do, and therefore more time consuming, than the other postcards, so I felt they deserved a seperate airing.

Also, news-wise, I'm just about finished on a brand new page for The Intercorstal, with another to come soon after that. I'm also working on a comic based on a script supplied by AnxietyDecending as part of Colaboratay.

Verse 1 and Chorus 1 of St James Infirmary
are featured in Cut-Click Issue 17, which is awesome. I'm also working on some other stuff for them, which will be revealed when finished.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Postcard Bonanza

Here's a JPEG which contains scans of 22 of the postcards I've been working on over the past few months. These don't include any of the images I've been working on for St James Infirmary (Verse 1 & Chorus 1) (Verse 2 & Verse 3) or Colaboratay, or the Landscapes I'll post soon.

There's a lot of ideas here, some of which I think were really successful, some not so much. At the same time there are cases of good ideas which haven't worked so well. I'll let you judge for yourself -- don't forget to click on the image to see it full-size.

Monday, 22 February 2010

St James Infirmary Verses Two and Three

Following on from my earlier post, here are Verse 2 and Verse 3 of my illustrations for the song 'St James Infirmary'. There are two unfortunate errors here, one technical and one lyrical. The technical one is just that my scanner cropped the edges off all of the images, which isn't too much of a problem because I can just re-scan.

The lyrical one is this: Where I've written 'Step to that rubber tied hack' it should 'Step to that rubber TYRED hack', as in it's a carriage with rubber tyres and not a carriage that's tied up in rubber bands. Both these errors will be corrected by the end of the project.

I've also finished Verse 4, which also has a lyrical error, although not one which changes the meaning of the lyrics, so I might not mention that when I come to post it.

Here's VERSE 2:

And VERSE 3:

Also, if you have any interest at all in the song St James Infirmary, take a gander at the following blogs, which I've found invaluble for research:

I Went Down To St James Infirmary

NO NOTES: Regarding “St. James Infirmary” and other things related to the book “Letters From New Orleans”

Friday, 12 February 2010

I've just uploaded these two images to One Million Giraffes, a project to get one million hand-made images of giraffes collected in one place. Excited by both the audacity of the project and the fact that I get to draw giraffes, I cracked these out as soon as I could.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Update-wise, I've been quite quiet here at -- here's what I know about what's happening.

A lot of my time has been taken up with Colaboratay, which used to involve the passing back-and-forth of images between myself and anxietydecending. Those images were put to one side, and for the past month or so we've been holding a conversation, one postcard at a time. The first conversatio was 16 frames long, the second conversation is 5 frames in now. The last frame of the first conversation is shown above.

The Mail Art exhibition at Tron Theatre ended at the end of last month, and of the three pieces I submitted, two made it into the show and related 'zine. I was contacted by Susan Mortimer, the editor of Mail Art One, and the third image is being included in the Spring Issue, which will be available at the Glasgow Artists International Book Fair on the 16th and 17th April.

I've almost finished the next two verses of St James Infirmary, and have just one more image to do before I struggle under the stairs to retreive my scanner, so that I can post them all here. That'll just leave one more verse, the final chorus and a final call-off to do.

I've also got a pretty large pile of postcards (including the infamous "£20 Hand Drawn Postcards" from the Operation Concrete Launch, which I may or may not have mentioned before. When I get the scanner out, I'll get those digitized and then I'll have something else to post with.