::Who lives there?::

‘Who lives there?’ is a character design workshop I am instructing at the Burrinja Cultural Centre over the next month or two. It coincides with the installation of a giant cardboard house (about the size of your average cubby) in the foyer of the centre for their Play n Stay series. The cardboard house will be…

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…

::Look. Stop. Shop.::

If you’re in the city you should drop on by the Hill of Content bookshop and have a look at the window. A group of us from Illustrators Australia have each created a light box style four frame animation for the State of Design Festival. Have a look here to find other stores participating in…

::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.

::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…

::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…

::Zashiki Warashi::

Thought I’d give you a break from the truly spooky and give you a slightly more kawaii ghost…. Zashiki-warashi (座敷童子) The name breaks down to zashiki, a tatami floored room, and warashi, an archaic regional term for a child. This child-like spirit is said to inhabit the inner rooms of old houses and other buildings….

::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…

::Alone, but not lonely::

“I’m the operator with my pocket calculator” was inspired by Little bit slow on my own uptake of late, is due to times of much and extreme busy, busy in a good way though. Thought I’d just quickly let you know I have a show on at Lamington Drive at the moment. In a gallery…