Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It's marching time!

Toot toot!!

Firstly, apologies for the radio silence of late - loose lips sink ships and all that! Actually, Lesley and I are very important people indeed and are guilty of taking our eye off the ball :D So, sincerely, we are sorry - I hope you understand illustration has a knack of monopolising your time...

Righto, the important news - We are now putting together the collaborative print that we planned from the start. The plan now is to put out the print via the brilliant Poster Cause Project - Details are being finalised with Anthony so I can't tell you what the charity will be yet but I can tell you we are likely to be publishing a 18" x 12" print in the very near future...

So now seems like the perfect time to ask for anybody who submitted a character to send me your hi-res artwork file so I can get the print together. Please mail me on


If you have a PSD or EPS that would really help me out & save me a heap of time x A ton of clipping paths is not my idea of fun!!

The tricky bit - at the last count we have had 159 band members submitted to the band. The print is going to be 18" x 12" - Can you see where I'm going with this?! :D

Realistically, I can't imagine we will fit them all in on this print ... in fact, half of that is probably pushing it! However, I'll do what I can. The ethos of the whole project was involvement - so I'm not particularly comfortable with leaving anybody out - it might be that I'll get a feel for how many I can fit in and then put the names into a hat ... what do you guys think? :) I guess there's always the possibility of further Windpipe prints too, so we can carry some over ...

Oh bugger!!! More apologies! I should have said right at the start - a million thanks! The response and encouragement and downright radness you guys have shown for our little project has been overwhelming... We can't thank you enough x

Friday, 30 July 2010

FRIDAY INSPECTION - Band within the Band!

Early this morning Colonel Windpipe and Captain Lesley took a quick look round the troops and were delighted to discover some bands within the band!
First up is the Brass Band from Allistair Burt - from a large Bear on Trumpet to a tiny Parakeet on Triangle!
and secondly the Britpips from bitsobobs - the washboard playing Badger is a particular favourite of the Colonel!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Crazy critters

Toot toot! It's Friday inspection time! Firstly, the Colonel would like to apologise for missing the last few Friday inspections... Pvt Lesley Barnes appears to have gone AWOL and Pvt Uberkraaft has had a mild infection of apathy. The Colonel has now cracked the whip & manoeuvres will continue with renewed vigour!

This week the Colonel has been quite taken with the number of new recruits accompanied by friendly critters of all shapes and sizes. The three commended recruits this week are shown below.

First on our list is the mysterious nameless Elephant with Tuba by super BRiZL, followed by Seth Flowerman and his beesteed by one of Pvt Uberkraafts personal favourites, Jimbobbin and finally, Marching Mathilda & The Pinheads by the brilliant Kookizu.

Keep 'em coming - Pip pip!

Captain Lesley would also like to add that she had been called away on special manoeuvres BUT is now back and ready to march! She would like to commend all of the above especially Seth Flowerman - because we all need a mascot!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Friday Inspection - The Colonel loves shapes!

Look lively! The Colonel has just finished today's inspection of new recruits. He is astounded at the stunning quality of the latest chaps who are seeking to swell the ranks of the brigade.

This week he has been heartily impressed with those recruits busting out super shapes & colours - giving the brigade a whole new level of magic!

Commendations this week to:-

King Calvin and his Magic Melodica by Aaron Miller, the mysterious Triangle Trumpeter by Yema-Yema and the remarkably bendy Sniffs on Ukelele by Emory Allen

Tremendous stuff. The Colonel salutes you!

And don't forget, you can join the band by leaving your Flickr username here NEW RECRUITS

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