Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This illustration for Check Journal was accepted into the institutional category of the Society Of Illustrators 52nd Annual. Nigel's fantastic grumpy lady for Plansponsor was also accepted into the editorial category!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Marcela Restrepo joins us

A huge warm welcome to Marcela who has added her wonderful work to our pig site. Have a look at all her work here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


If you're in Melbourne on thursday night get along to The Sixth Annual Advertising Art Auction and put a bid on my piece above! Fenton Stephens advertising approached me to contribute a canvas. All proceeds go to the Lighthouse Foundation which helps out young people dealing with homelessness. More details about the event here:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sons of Beaches mit der Steben Moron

I've been doing illustrations to accompany a column by comic Jean Kittson (who remembers Tim & Debbie? - I think some of you may have missed out! ) in Australian Health Smart Magazine. It's a fun job, Jean sets the tone with some irreverent ranting and I colour in the squares provided with some irrelevant illustrations.

Like this one to do with a story on the great Australian love affair with the beach. Sometimes it is better to leave things to the imagination.. depending on your point of view of course.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Hello, back from holidays and excited to receive my copy of Illusive- Contemporary Illustration Part 3. I'm honoured to have a page amongst some very impressive company including some of my fave illustrators, Olaf Hayek, Gary Taxali and Yuko Shimizu, yikes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ben Goss joins the Pig

We are beside ourselves with excitement with the talented Mr Goss joining our ranks. Check his beautiful work here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Telecom - Beck Wheeler

Some of Beck Wheeler's characters have recently made it to TV. Beck has been working on the re-brand of Telecom New Zealand. The new Telecom branding was released a few weeks ago with a series of TV commercials. Watch the commercial here or head to

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Illustration Exhibition - Triiike

Picture Pigger Ben Sanders along with Travis Price and Sam Harmer are exhibiting a fresh collection of fine art and giftware. This is their second solo illustration exhibition and first in over a year. On opening night you can enjoy a free wine, have a nibble and peruse some of Triiikes new works, while enjoying the mellow, acoustic tones of Dishpan Fingers live. More about Triiike at

1st Dec 2009 - 30th Jan 2010

Join us on Opening Night Sat 5th Dec 2009 5pm - 7pm

Arthur Gallery. 35 Mair St, Ballarat (next to Blockbuster)

Opening night & exhibition is all free of charge

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Creative Engine Rooms of PicturePig

Cat MacInnes
Andrea Innocent
Steven Moore
Dean Gorissen
Sonia Kreschmar
Michael Weldon
Jim Tsinganos
Amanda Upton
Beck Wheeler
Ben Sanders
Nigel Buchanan
Mark Sofilas
Chris Nielsen
Stuart McLachlan
Matt Clare
Lew Keilar


Another piece for SooJin at Plansponsor. The brief was simply "Optimism" so I sent in a few ideas including a half full/half empty glass but we ended up going with this one. The bright side of the moon. I can't keep away from space themes and blue at the moment!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sonia Kretschmar goes feral

Before Dark from Sonia K on Vimeo.

Sonia has just completed a music video / personal project based on a track by local singer / songwriter / ukelele enthusiast Rose Turtle Ertler, who has just released her latest album “All For One From Now Til Dawn". Sonia more or less did everything else- wrote the story, directed, animated, edited, mostly using a combination of Photoshop and After Effects. The tale was inspired by a recent trip to the Australian outback. Feral animals journey across an inhospitable landscape in search of their dreams... but are they really cut out for this place?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Matt Clare joins us @ the Pig

The talented Mr Clare has joined us at the pig. Check out his unique brand of work here.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Thought I'd post a recent illo I did for a great A.D who looks out for us illustrators, Sheree James from "The Deal". That's not to be confused with the US publication of the same name. The article was all about that horrible biz-speak that people like to use to make dull stuff sound important.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beck Wheeler and Cat MacInnes join the Pig

Cat MacInnes
Beck Wheeler
We are thrilled to welcome Cat and Beck to PicturePig. See more of their wonderful work here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nigel and Chris 3x3 article

Nigel has been profiled as one of the three illustrators in this issue of 3x3 magazine. The article was written by our very own Christopher Nielsen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Nigel Buchanan / IBM

A fearsome grrrl guard for IBM magazine. This was for Jill Adler at MSP Communications.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mens Style/ Lew Keilar

This commission originally had Steve Mcqueen to be depicted as a full body shot, split-down-the-middle fashion disaster on one side/ fashion icon on the other as the way to illustrate the "do's" and "don'ts" of mens fashion. I argued Steve McQueen, being a Mens Style kinda guy, should NEVER be anything but cool. So the guys in the lineup became the faceless fashion criminals and Steve the exemplar of mens' chic. The layout also allowed me to do a more detailed character study of a truly classic Hollywood star.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

illustrazione italiana! Stefano Moronica

Here's an illustration I did for a furniture company selling Italian pieces. The idea was to keep it simple which I respond to well. Less is more, just ask any Bruno Munari. Prego.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thinking About Drinking? / Ben Sanders

Clemenger BBDO Adelaide launched MAC South Australia's new Drink Driving campaign. All illustrations, custom typography and graphics were created by The Milk Agency. It was a fun project to be involved in as it's centered around mock beer labels with messages suggesting alternatives to driving home after a night of drinking. The illustrated labels have been made into coasters and distributed to Pubs in SA, along with the posters. You can view the TV ad at,27574,26066643-2682,00.html or read the Campaign Brief article at

Account Director, Bryce Coombe says, "This may be one of the first anti-drink driving campaigns that people actually enjoy."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Here's my entry for this year's Illustrators Australia 9x5 exhibition. The theme this year is "20" as it's the associations 20th birthday. This one was inspired by vintage cigarette paper designs. French to be precise! Any other Piglets got a plank to post?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Steven Moore is a Sydney Child

I was a Sydney Child. Born and raised in North Epping but that was kind of like ages ago. 
Sydney's Child has a cover done by me which is nice. I had to pick a colour that wasn't like previous ones, like blue (thanks Christopher!) well orange seemed to make sense, think of summer with that bushfire haze looming. Whacko the diddlio.

A gnarly new one for SooJin Buzelli at Plansponsor. A fund manager had a call from a woman in prison, wanting to get hold of her father's estate money. She was in prison for killing him. I had a second sketch for the story:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New look for Netspace - Ben Sanders

Sense Advertising have commissioned Ben to illustrate for Netspace. This is an integral part of the new look and fun approach that Sense have created for the brand. New characters and scenes will roll out over the coming months.

Ben Sanders draws 120 bags for VISA

Over 100 shopping bags were illustrated to create the new "go shopping" ads for Visa Debit card, as seen on billboards and in print around Australia.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nigel Buchanan / Money Week France

A new cover for Money Week all about the fascination we have for new technologies. I still don't own a mobile phone... I'll take the apple.

Steven Moore has The Age COVERED!

Some Moore Age covers, covering ages of newsprint with ink. Lots of fun. 
Work + Fun = Happiness. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christopher Nielsen/ MY WEINER'S ON TV!

My Weiner recently got an airing on TV. The Super Snag was created for some vintage butcher shop signage in an ANZ bank commercial. It's right at the start of the clip, blink and you'll miss him!

Dean Gorissen 'My Dad's a Wrestler!

Wow, Bam, Wham...

My Dad’s a Wrestler!

The new book from the creators of 'I got a Rocket!'

Dean Gorissen has illustrated a new book written by Matt Zurbo, about young Louie and his hero worship for his Dad. It's the story of an overweight, ragged and unshaven storeman by day, who by night transforms into his alter-ego, the overweight, raggedy, unshaven, unknown and pretty much completely unsuccessful Percolator!

None of which matters to Louie, who wants to be a wrestler too, just like Dad!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nigel Buchanan / Library Association

This was a marathon illustration of epic proportions. All very PC with different ages, professions, races, genders engaging with the same book. A tough crowd!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Christopher Nielsen/ THE CUBAN CONNECTION

Here's my piece for "The Cuban Connection" exhibition opening on the 13th at Gorker Gallery. Everyone was given a cigar box to work with. I love South American loteria cards so I used that as my starting point. Get along to the opening if you're in Melbourne. The show is curated by Timba at Wooden Toy mag.