Okay, so these ones are really really old. Mostly around 1997, I think. These are from what I call ‘The Wallis Vault’.
Many many years ago, in between band rehearsals, painting sessions, novellas and bongs, I worked as a telephone survey guy at The Wallis Group in the city. It may still be there, what do I know? So, after sucking down a few massive cones, my girlfriend and I’d rock up and perform MARVELLOUSLY at surveying the common people about banks and movies and other fascinating topics – and while doing so, we’d draw. Over the years, we accumulated a massive collection of what are, basically, doodles. This is one of them. There are about 50 others. They’re all untitled, really. They’re drawn in cheap biro and coloured with Derwents.
They were all drawn on the backs of THESE guys:
Around the same time, I was creating a concept album called ‘The Mutant Child’, which was to include a full illustrated story-book (words supplied by someone else). The story was never written, and the album never completed. But this is that Mutant Child.