Hi. I’m Jo and I like illustrating things – any topic really. Which is in the most part the reason for this blog, but you never know, maybe some other things will also happen too!
I grew up in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK – the home of the Crooked Spire. It’s on the edge of the Peak District, which was a really great place to go at the weekend with my family for long walks really early on Sunday mornings (try telling that to a 12 year old me!).
I was always interested in drawing and painting and studied for a degree in Illustration at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside where I graduated with First Class Honours in 2001. Since then I’ve been earning a living as a designer for a local company, but in my spare time I’m still drawing and illustrating lots of different things.
What I’m listening to: AC/DC, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cribs, Eagles of Death Metal, Nick Drake, LCD Soundsystem.
Lovely films: Amelie, Stranger Than Fiction, Juno, Sonatine, Anchorman, Naked Gun, The Big Lebowski, Tears of the Black Tiger.
Lovely books: Wind Up Bird Chronicle (Murakami in general), The Snapper, The Believers, Join Me, The Picture of Dorian Gray.