This is my contribution to the third issue of Boneshaker, a truly brilliant cycling zine based in Bristol. This issue I’ve a double-page spread, so you’re just going to have to imagine the two pages side-by-side (or buy Boneshaker when it comes out next month). You can see my contributions to the first issue here, and the second issue here.
This week I’ve been kept busy with my contribution for the Boneshaker exhibition. In addition to exhibiting works from regular contributors, the exhibition is bringing together various cycling-inspired projects from around Bristol, e.g. photographs of The Bristol Bike Project. The show runs from Friday the 10th, to coincide with the start of the Bristol Cycling Festival, for two weeks upstairs at Howies on the Clifton Triangle.
As far as my contribution is concerned, the idea, when I remember to bring the post-it notes tomorrow, is that people will be encouraged to finish the sentence “I DREAM OF A TIME WHEN:” with whatever they want, and then stick it to the wall somewhere between the drawing and the silhouetted landscape beneath.
[Sketched with pencil, inked with pen, on white paper, mounted on foamboard. It took ages, but I didn’t mess it up too bad, so I’m happy.]
[The silhouettes are just cut out of black card and stuck with double-sided-tape to the wall. Peeling the back of small bits of double-sided-tape is fiddly, and took me hours.]
Below is my contribution to a Bristol-based cycling-themed full-color zine Boneshaker. It has just been published, and is available for a bargain £3.50 from: Shop (on the Christmas Steps), Here Shop (Stokes Croft), Arnolfini (Harbourside), and soon others. It has been beautifully printed, by way of lithography rather than digital printing, and is a gorgeous thing in its own right.
The more astute of you may notice that my contribution isn’t in colour; this isn’t so much an aesthetic choice as simply the fact that I don’t know how to draw with colour. I bought a red copic pen today (with a choice between about 10 reds… I admittedly couldn’t tell the difference between most of them), so we’ll see what happens with that.
The tunnel in the strip is the impressive 0.3 mile Staple Hill Tunnel on the Bristol-Bath cycle path.