The Hideout

::The gocco kids line up to sing for their idol:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::Koala Girl:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::Don’t make fun of me just ’cause I’m different:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::Miss Starey:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::The Pencil Archer:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::The Children:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012 ::Just wanna be your teddy bear:: ©Andrea Innocent, 2012…

::Open Studio::

We’ve moved studio again! Same floor, different room. Third Time Lucky. Along with Ghostpatrol and Miso we (we being Isobel Knowles ,  Catherine Campbell , Cat Rabbit and I) are having an Open Studio on December 10th. Lot’s of goodies to see and buy! Come on down and spread the word!

::Fight, fight, fight!::

HISSSSSS, MIAOOOWWW,GROWL. The works above are ‘Kumi vs. Mina’, ‘Suki vs. Reiko’ and ‘Chibiko vs. Akemi’. Six new biro and pencil drawings for Amalgamation will be on show at Compound Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Showing alongside new work by Ryan Berkley, Aj Power, Bradley Delay, Eveline Tarunadjaja, Jaime Zollars, Kristopher Pollard and Miyu Karaki. Opening…

::IA A3 show….New work!::

The piece above “‘The time machine I made from a Renault 16 1974 and some other stuff I had lying around…” will be at the IA A3 show this weekend. Presented as part of the Northern Exposure Festival the show features open edition archival quality prints featuring the work of Illustrators Australia members – all…

::Onomatopoiea::

Are you in LA? Do you know Gallery Nucleus? Do you like typography/illustration? Well, then what are you waiting for? You can see my work (above) as well as the works of amazing talents such as Jessica Hische, Yellena and Jared Andrew Schorr.

IA for JP

  Anyone who know me knows… I. LOVE. JAPAN. As a committee member of Illustrators Australia I decided to do something to help those affected by the recent massive earthquake and tsunami that followed. Along the help of the wonderful secretary of IA, Jody Pratt, and other members, we organized an online auction (via Ebay)…

::ABC Radio National_The Book Show::

Had an interview with Kate Pearcy from The Book Show on ABC Radio National while I was in Sydney for the show ‘Love, Thieves and Fear make ghosts’. Kate did an amazing job putting it all together…. you can hear it here for a limited time. The above image is a detail from the original…

::Hari Onago and Kitsune::

The final two installments of my ghost tales are being posted here, final day of the show at The Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney is tomorrow. Listen to ABC Radio National tomorrow (July 3rd) for an interview with me about the show. Harionago (Japanese: 針女子) Also known as Harionna (Japanese: 針女), is a frightening female…

::The Bake Neko and Neko Mata::

Bakeneko or Neko mata (化け猫, “monster cat”, 猫又) The bakeneko/nekomata is in Japanese folklore, a cat with supernatural abilities akin to those of the fox or raccoon dog. A cat may become a bakeneko in a number of ways: it may reach a certain age, be kept for a certain number of years, grow to…

::Kuchisake Onna::

Kuchisake Onna ((口裂け女, Split-mouthed woman) The basics of the kuchisake onna have been told in the tea house: She was a vain woman married to a samurai (in some accounts, a ninja) who distrusted her. Believing she was cheating on him, he slices her mouth open at the sides–splitting her face open from ear to…

::Taxi!::

Well as promised here is Japanese ghost story number two, one of the works currently featured in the show “Love, Thieves and Fear make Ghosts” at the Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney. It was also featured here recently. The Girl in the Blue Dress (青いドレスの少女) A well-known story among Kyoto taxi drivers is the one…

::Love, Thieves and Fear make Ghosts::

This is the first installment of what will be eight (8) Japanese ghost stories. They have been re-interpreted and recreated in the form of limited edition prints on Kozo paper from the Awagami Factory in Japan and are now showing at the Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney until July 3rd. The reason I share them…