Archive for December, 2022

December 31, 2022

Full of Woe

Addams Family Combination

Currently showing on Netflix is Wednesday. A version of the creepy family from the perspective of the teenage daughter in the titular role. Jenna Ortega plays the role in perfect razor sharp somber mood. Uncle Fester has an appearance too. Here Fester and Wednesday hare around on a BMW rig – Fred Armisen as the bald relative.

December 30, 2022

Anarchy in the UK

Punk is Dead

Long live Punk! Dame Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) passed away yesterday. Heralding the punk scene in 70’s London, along with Malcolm McLaren (r), for a disenfranchised youth who needed a music and fashion scene to reflect the counterculture lifestyle they were exploring . As well as safety pins, ripped t-shirts, tartan and outspoken graphics, the leather biker jacket was also utilized.

“You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.”

December 29, 2022

Bicycle Kick


My earliest football memory is watching the great Brazilian player Pelé fly gracefully across a pitch and seem to magically transform the ball into a floating orb. He was a champion for the sport and a global ambassador for sportsmanship. I found a couple of magazine advertisements in Portuguese for a Honda 125, which I’m sure was sold by the stadium load in that country. Soichiro Honda is seen with Pelé in the center image. Brazil became a major manufacturing location for the smaller Hondas.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento 1940-2022

December 26, 2022


Glass Onion

The latest “Knives out” offering from Rian Johnson sees Daniel Craig as the southern gentleman master detective Benoit Blanc. A quick motorcycle cameo has Dave Bautista arriving to the dock on a Triumph Rocket. The bike is suitably scaled for the big framed Mr Bautista.

December 25, 2022

Artful Dodger

Antipodean Adventurer

Another portrait of Arthur for Les.

December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas

Health & Happiness to all!
December 18, 2022


Crimson Cruiser

Māori Moto. Here’s Les Elmer’s renovated ‘29 BSA. Coming up to its centenary in a few years and looking good for it!

December 17, 2022

Lead Lines

Pencil Pracis

Quick sketch of an early seventies Bonnie. Perhaps I might add a little wad of color.

December 13, 2022

It’s getting Vetter all the time…

It couldn’t get much worse!

Todays scribble is an X75 Triumph. Craig Vetter’s custom roadster for the Meriden triple engine. Curvilinear orange lines.

December 12, 2022


Black on Black

Another sketch. This time “The Worlds Fastest Motorcycle”.

December 11, 2022


Ink and Wash

Trying some more quickfire thumbnails in my sketchbook. Color daubs and black pen linework.

December 10, 2022

Springfield born

Hond en Motorfiets

Scout across the veldt. Lovely poster for Indian Motorcycles in the low lying country of Holland. Smashing graphics.

December 7, 2022

Bond Girl Survey

One, two, three

It’s tough but I gotta do it:

1. Diana Rigg (Tracy Bond) OHMSS

2. Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) Goldfinger

3. Lucian’s Paluzzi (Fiona Volpe) Thunderball

December 6, 2022

One from a parliament

Tytonidae engineering

I saw this photo of a triumph twin engine awaiting restoration. It looks like an owl with large eyes staring down at you from its perch. Aloof and wise.

December 3, 2022

Hounds life

Frau und Hund

German Triumph-Werke Nürnberg TWN 350cc aus den frühen dreißiger jahren. Die junge dame sieht uneschroken aus in ihrer reitkleidung. Der hund ist gleichgültig.