Saturday, September 24, 2005


This is an image from a campaign I did for a bank in London. I like drawing over live action, not rotoscoping but
re-interpreting the live action or photograph. I started doing this years ago when I was in Canada when I would draw over blurred polaroids. The picture of the three dudes is one I did about fifteen years ago!I think my technique has improved slightly since then.

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Monday, September 12, 2005


I painted these on some old puzzles I found. The landscape one is quite small, half an A5 I think. They are kind of for kids but I still like them. My preference remains for hand worked imagery and then taking it into the computer for refining rather that a lot of Flash/illustrator anonymous assimilation. Which is not to say thatI don't use those programs I just like hand worked stuff far more. Obviously, it's more personal. Even further I wonder if it is possible to ever really know the structure of something when the form is always prefabricated. It reminds me of the suburbs if that makes any sense.

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Friday, September 09, 2005


I started making these images a while ago. They all come under of the heading CLUNT'S HOTEL for reasons not best mentioned. I make these enormous backgrounds, well A3 anyway, then I take a bunch of my loose character sketches, scan them in, and make a crowd. I like how the characters barely ever interact. It reminds me of most of the cities I ever lived in.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


This is a poster set-up for the ubiquitous Captain Rocket. Kind of a scrappy anime style I suppose.

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Monday, September 05, 2005


THE REAL FIGHT CLUB is the story of two cartoons that start a club due to the extreme boredome of their two dimensional lives. They don't fight for liberty just for fun.

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Captain Rocket is like one of those old cliffhanger things they used to play at the movies well before my time. The hero always ends the film in what seems like certain death only to return the next week fit as a fiddle. Such is the neverending space quest of CAPTAIN ROCKET.

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Slow Impetus is the story of a guy with serious motivational problems. He lives in an apartment but spends most of his time resting in a handpainted cardboard box.

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business as usual

Last summer I was working on a shabby little project in what they call The City in London. A lot of cheap blue suits and self-important soulless cretins running around. And thus: THE BUSINESSMAN RUNS.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

To begin with

My name is Tom Gravestock. I am a director/illustrator living in London. I am starting with the posting of some illustrations and comics. I call the site suspended animation because after a very slow summer that's what I feel I am living in, suspended animation.

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