A Nice Family Gathering

A warm comedy where a man’s dead father appears to him as a ghost during a family event.

Strictly Murder

Strangers show up at a man’s country home and confront him about his past.

Theft

Two couples return to find the house has been burgled. A man claiming to be a policeman appears from a closet, already on the case.

Arsenic And Old Lace

Old ladies poison lonely old men, bury them in the basement and collect their life insurance.

The Crazy Time

Without spelling out the problems he faces (divorce, loss of his job, etc.) we aimed to illustrate the suspense of watching an unwitting protagonist as his life starts to unravel before his eyes. Bright colours for this comedy, with the warm feeling of hand-drawn lines and lively textures, fonts and effects.

Father’s Day

A family gathering brings surprises to an unsuspecting man. Vectors, textures and layer effects in Photoshop.

Dial M For Murder: Work In Progress

(Left) Aya working on the props for the Dial M For Murder poster. (Below) All the props together before manipulation in Photoshop.

Dial M For Murder

Another chance to work in miniature! Aya got out her tools and built the fireplace, hearth, armchair and table from scratch. We ordered the carpet and a tiny telephone from a doll-house supplies website. The carpet turned out just fine, but the telephone was far too small to be of use so Keith carved one […]

A Murder Is Announced: Program Cover

We have to adapt each Metro poster to the limits of their program cover as part of the job. This has its own set of demands since the program cover is done with off-set printing, using only black plus one colour. This involves a real re-think of the graphic, not least because the dimensions are […]

A Murder Is Announced

This one was a lot of fun to make. The key image in the plot is when the front door of a house opens to reveal a figure silhouetted against the setting sun. This person is shot dead, setting the rest of the play in motion. Aya cut the figure, the floor, the posts and […]