Mark Pembrey

personal and collaborative projects CONTACT: mark@markpembrey.com
Better Beasts, my graphic novel project with illustrator Jaime Huxtable, has been longlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Prize 2014! Jaime has posted a few panels on his website for a sneaky peek. http://jaimehuxtable.com/exciting-news-for-better-beasts/

Better Beasts, my graphic novel project with illustrator Jaime Huxtable, has been longlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Prize 2014! Jaime has posted a few panels on his website for a sneaky peek. http://jaimehuxtable.com/exciting-news-for-better-beasts/

— 6 months ago with 1 note
My talented wife Zoe Scammell has a new website up and running at www.zoescammell.com This drawing is from a collaborative project in progress, an illustrated history book that we plan to pitch later this year.

My talented wife Zoe Scammell has a new website up and running at www.zoescammell.com This drawing is from a collaborative project in progress, an illustrated history book that we plan to pitch later this year.

— 7 months ago with 10 notes
#illustration  #zoe scammell  #rat  #art  #drawing  #book 
My band Burnt Out Case now have Soundcloud and Facebook pages where you can stream our demos for free. Featuring Dan G (vocals/percussion), my bro Graham P (six string) and I (twelve string). 
www.soundcloud.com/burntoutcasemusic
www.facebook.com/burntoutcase

My band Burnt Out Case now have Soundcloud and Facebook pages where you can stream our demos for free. Featuring Dan G (vocals/percussion), my bro Graham P (six string) and I (twelve string).
www.soundcloud.com/burntoutcasemusic
www.facebook.com/burntoutcase

— 7 months ago with 1 note
#music  #alternative  #soundcloud  #acoustic 
I was guest blogger for the December Laydeez Do Comics event at Foyles in London. You can read my report on the evening, including information on a new project I’m working on with illustrator Jaime Huxtable (whose artwork on Brighton: the graphic novel is shown above), here: http://laydeezdocomics.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/laydeez-do-comics-at-foyles-london-dec-13/

I was guest blogger for the December Laydeez Do Comics event at Foyles in London. You can read my report on the evening, including information on a new project I’m working on with illustrator Jaime Huxtable (whose artwork on Brighton: the graphic novel is shown above), here: http://laydeezdocomics.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/laydeez-do-comics-at-foyles-london-dec-13/

— 7 months ago with 1 note
#comics  #laydeez do comics  #jaime huxtable  #graphic novel  #brighton 
My typographic pieces ‘Moon Map’ and ‘Galapagos’ are to be published in the upcoming Rattle Journal: a journal of art, writing and thought. http://rattlejournal.org.uk/

My typographic pieces ‘Moon Map’ and ‘Galapagos’ are to be published in the upcoming Rattle Journal: a journal of art, writing and thought. http://rattlejournal.org.uk/

— 7 months ago with 1 note
#rattle journal  #typography  #art 

In October I published my first comic, collaborating with artist Adam Moore on one of twelve stories in Brighton: The Graphic Novel (cover design by Bryan Talbot of ‘Alice in Sunderland’ and ‘Grandville’ fame). Short Back and Sides tells the bittersweet tale of Andrew Cooper, a notoriously foul-mouthed barber who cut hair in Brighton for over 60 years while refusing to move with the times. Brighton: the Graphic Novel showcases a variety of approaches to the form and hopefully adds a little local colour to Brighton’s history. It is available to buy from the QueenSpark website and various retailers for £15.99 rrp.

— 7 months ago
#brighton  #graphic novel  #bryan talbot  #queenspark  #comics 

My pieces Galapagos and Moon Map, exhibited at CGP Gallery London.

— 1 year ago

My piece The Flea, using all characters from the John Donne poem of the same name, exhibited at Vulpes Vulpes London.

— 1 year ago
EXHIBITION:
CGP Cafe Gallery Annual Open
CGP London, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA
14 Nov - 2 Dec, open Wed-Sundays 11am-4pm
Two of my works, Moon Map and Galapagos - a pair of typographic maps of the seas of the moon and the islands of the Galapagos - feature in the CPG Cafe Gallery Annual Open. More details on the website:
http://www.cgplondon.org/exhibitions.php?locale=CAFE%20GALLERY

EXHIBITION:

CGP Cafe Gallery Annual Open

CGP London, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA

14 Nov - 2 Dec, open Wed-Sundays 11am-4pm

Two of my works, Moon Map and Galapagos - a pair of typographic maps of the seas of the moon and the islands of the Galapagos - feature in the CPG Cafe Gallery Annual Open. More details on the website:

http://www.cgplondon.org/exhibitions.php?locale=CAFE%20GALLERY

— 1 year ago
UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
Appropriate Response
Vulpes Vulpes, 14 Rigg Approach, London E10
Sat 24, Sun 25, Fri 30 Nov and Sat 1, Sun 2 Dec 10am-6pm
My piece The Flea, a minimal letterpress print using all characters from the John Donne poem, will be included in ‘Appropriate Response’, the upcoming exhibition at Vulpes Vulpes Gallery in Walthamstow London. More details on the website: http://vulpesvulpes.org/exhibitions/forthcoming/

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:

Appropriate Response

Vulpes Vulpes, 14 Rigg Approach, London E10

Sat 24, Sun 25, Fri 30 Nov and Sat 1, Sun 2 Dec 10am-6pm

My piece The Flea, a minimal letterpress print using all characters from the John Donne poem, will be included in ‘Appropriate Response’, the upcoming exhibition at Vulpes Vulpes Gallery in Walthamstow London. More details on the website: http://vulpesvulpes.org/exhibitions/forthcoming/

— 1 year ago

I’m reblogging this rotated alphabet by Anatol Knotek as a belated thank you for posting my pieces ‘Moon Map’ and ‘Galapagos’ on his excellent Visual Poetry blog.

visual-poetry:

“rotated alphabet” by anatol knotek

have a look at the »animated version«

or download my book (no press) for free from ubuweb

— 1 year ago with 3350 notes

A selection of photos taken by Gillian Marcus at the private view of my current exhibition at Woolfson & Tay.

— 2 years ago

Two new pieces, Moon Map and Galapagos, both of which feature in my current exhibition at Woolfson & Tay.

— 2 years ago with 621 notes
UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
Extracts
Woolfson and Tay, Bermondsey Square, London, SE1
Each of the pieces in this exhibition take a chosen text as their starting point, whether it be a fragment of poetry or an entire story. In The Gold Bug, the bug of Edgar Allan Poe’s tale has been formed of the coded figures that lead the protagonist to buried treasure. Its companion piece The Tell Tale Heart reduces a story to just the exclamatory words of its guilt-ridden narrator. The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash and Moon Map employ a different set of techniques for interpreting non-literary texts (the documentation of a historical train crash, a list of the moon’s seas and lakes.) While exploring or paying tribute to their source material, the visual interpretations of these texts have taken on a life of their own.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:

Extracts

Woolfson and Tay, Bermondsey Square, London, SE1

Each of the pieces in this exhibition take a chosen text as their starting point, whether it be a fragment of poetry or an entire story. In The Gold Bug, the bug of Edgar Allan Poe’s tale has been formed of the coded figures that lead the protagonist to buried treasure. Its companion piece The Tell Tale Heart reduces a story to just the exclamatory words of its guilt-ridden narrator. The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash and Moon Map employ a different set of techniques for interpreting non-literary texts (the documentation of a historical train crash, a list of the moon’s seas and lakes.) While exploring or paying tribute to their source material, the visual interpretations of these texts have taken on a life of their own.

— 2 years ago with 1 note