Other kinds of imagemaking
The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury invited me to create something for Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics so I made this almost-two-metres-long frieze of orphaned heroes and their traumatic origin stories. Maybe you can guess who they are*. The identical poses emphasise their similar terrible circumstances. It’s called ‘Up In Flames’.
The original art displayed in the gallery is black and white, india ink on paper. But I made a colour version for a print which you can buy from the museum. It’s a signed edition of 50. I also wrote something for the exhibition catalogue about why there are so many orphans in popular fiction. You can read it here.
*in order: Superman, Tarzan, Little Orphan Annie, Magnus Robot Fighter, Barefoot Gen, Batman, Astro Boy and Black Panther.