The “bring back the horse” refers to the stencil-art horse that was there before.
The flower boy has come and gone a couple of times, like the horse before him – the last time it was blank (ostensibly because of an accretion of lesser, “cat-piss graffiti” around the image) somebody left a note cut out from a newspaper column asking for the artist to identify him/herself – so they might be given a larger spot to paint on.
I went to The Grenadier for Sunday lunch the other day, a lovely little pub tucked away off Knightsbridge. The food (roast beef) and the beer (Timothy Taylor Landlord) were fantastic.
Apparently the Duke of Wellington’s Grenadier Guards used as their officer’s mess and it’s supposed to be haunted by some shade or other… this enormous King Charles spaniel certainly seemed to think so – he/she was fixated on this sideboard for hours. Although the cutlery and condiments were on top of the sideboard so… could have been a sausage.
To celebrate the 84th birthday of Sir Roger Moore today I thought I’d post this pilot show I made with my buddy Olly Smith in about 2003, using audio recorded in the Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo! That recording session is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been… except maybe my driving test.
The show is a little rough around the edges – bearing in mind it was pretty much the first animation of any length I’d done at the time, and I was self-taught!