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Nick is an Artist, Illustrator and member of Owen And The Eyeballs who lives and works in London. He still makes his work using parts of his body, for example his Brain (ideas), his Fingers and Thumbs (cutting, sticking, drawing, painting etc), his Bum (sitting) and occasionally his Eyes (seeing). He likes to write in third person but never second. He is represented by Heart Agency in the UK and the US.
On wednesday I will be flying over to Bastia in Corsica to take part in their annual Comics and Illustration festival. Each year the festival invites a guest country to exhibit and this year it is the UK. I am lucky enough to be one of the eight UK based artists, illustrators, comic book people showing. Others include Mr Ben Newman, Fumio Obata and the mighty Glen Baxter. I will be showing original pages from A Graphic Cosmogony, as well as some new bits and pieces. It should be real good fun or très fantastique if I am going to use my GCSE level french skills.
I hope I don’t have to use my GCSE level french skills, as my GCSE french skills are limited to phrases like -
”J’habite en Angleterre avec ma mère et mon père et mon frère et ma sœur et mon autre frère.”
and ”Je joue au foot avec mon pere and mon frere.”
Which may well be slightly out of date and entirely useless for such an occasion. 

On wednesday I will be flying over to Bastia in Corsica to take part in their annual Comics and Illustration festival. Each year the festival invites a guest country to exhibit and this year it is the UK. I am lucky enough to be one of the eight UK based artists, illustrators, comic book people showing. Others include Mr Ben Newman, Fumio Obata and the mighty Glen Baxter. I will be showing original pages from A Graphic Cosmogony, as well as some new bits and pieces. It should be real good fun or très fantastique if I am going to use my GCSE level french skills.

I hope I don’t have to use my GCSE level french skills, as my GCSE french skills are limited to phrases like -

”J’habite en Angleterre avec ma mère et mon père et mon frère et ma sœur et mon autre frère.”

and ”Je joue au foot avec mon pere and mon frere.”

Which may well be slightly out of date and entirely useless for such an occasion. 

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#corsica bastia  #BD bastia  #una volta  #Ben Newman  #Glen Baxter  #comics  #Limited french language skills  #i think beer is bier  #which is the main thing 
Myself and the rest of Owen and The Eyeballs will yet again be involved in Pick Me Up at Somerset house. This year sees us curating a whole day of Heavy Pencil as part of Comms Bureau. There will be almost 12 hours of live music, live drawing and live dj-ing featuring nearly a hundred* artists and performers. But more of that soon.
In the meantime Comms Bureau, who will be broadcasting a live radio station throughout the festival, need to raise some monies to deck the space out like a real life record shop. They have set up a Kickstarter to help make said moola and I have donated 5 Nick White Megapacks as a reward. 
The Nick White Megapack includes 1 Tiny handmade and totally original, one-off, hand drawn book, made especially for you. 1 Pack of Genuine Fake Tattoos. (Comes in a variety of designs). 1 A4 black ‘You What?’ screenprint. 1 A3 ‘Man Or Monkey’ two colour screenprint. (Comes in a variety of colours). Normally such a pack would cost in the excess of £50 but you can buy it for the crazy price of £25 including postage and packing. POW!
Head here and spend some money for a great cause! Thank you kindly.
* I am guesstimating.

Myself and the rest of Owen and The Eyeballs will yet again be involved in Pick Me Up at Somerset house. This year sees us curating a whole day of Heavy Pencil as part of Comms Bureau. There will be almost 12 hours of live music, live drawing and live dj-ing featuring nearly a hundred* artists and performers. But more of that soon.

In the meantime Comms Bureau, who will be broadcasting a live radio station throughout the festival, need to raise some monies to deck the space out like a real life record shop. They have set up a Kickstarter to help make said moola and I have donated 5 Nick White Megapacks as a reward. 

The Nick White Megapack includes 1 Tiny handmade and totally original, one-off, hand drawn book, made especially for you. 1 Pack of Genuine Fake Tattoos. (Comes in a variety of designs). 1 A4 black ‘You What?’ screenprint. 1 A3 ‘Man Or Monkey’ two colour screenprint. (Comes in a variety of colours). Normally such a pack would cost in the excess of £50 but you can buy it for the crazy price of £25 including postage and packing. POW!

Head here and spend some money for a great cause! Thank you kindly.

* I am guesstimating.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#comms bureau  #pick me up 2014  #somerset house  #owen and the eyeballs  #heavy pencil  #kickstarter  #nick white megapack 

Covers for Secret 7” last year.

Top Laura Marling - The Beast. Obviously.

Below Nick Drake - Rider on the Wheel.

Head to www.secret-7.com to see what beauties have been made this year.

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#secret7''  #record sleeves 

Sometimes you make a drawing / picture / visual thing and then when you go to scan it in you realise that the back of the drawing / picture / visual thing may well be more interesting than the front of the drawing / picture / visual thing. Then you just keep looking at the front and then the back and then the front and then the back etc until you scan both sides and then make a post on tumblr and upload the backs. What a crazy life I lead.

— 1 month ago with 10 notes
#first world problems  #front versus back of pictures 

It looks like Owen and The Eyeballs might well be heading into the studio soon and I for one am excited. I am so excited I just can’t hide it. I am so excited that I have put one of my own songs up on the internet. I don’t normally do such things.

This was not recorded in a studio. Well it was but a different kind of studio and not with a microphone but with magic! (A laptop.)

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#nickwhitehadafright  #songs  #music 

If you are free this friday evening and want an Audio / Visual feast for your respective ears and eyes, then you should come on down to Power Lunches on Kingsland Rd to see Owen & The Eyeballs do that thing that they do. (Playing the songs that they have written, with the instruments that they own + singing.)


As it is Chinese New Year we will be dressed as our birth year animal. I am a rooster. Or if you are an not an American person reading this, then I am a cock. Guffaws etc.


You are welcome to come dressed as your birth year animal or not. That bit is is up to you. What with free will and all.


There are some great Dj’s playing all the tunes, that you, specifically, like moving your body to. 


And it’s Andrew’s birthday so there may well be cake.


Exact details are below.


Exact Poster, drawn by the Mr Rae himself, is above. 
It’s an Eyeballs Chinese New Year.
With Live Music from “Owen and the Eyeballs” and “Verner” and DJ’s Jimmylazers, Ben Newman and Miles Donovan playing an eclectic mix of music to Freak out to. 
Friday 31st Jan, 8 till 2 at Powerlunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AE, £3 Entry.
And it’s Andrew’s birthday!
Come dressed as your birth year animal!
http://owenandtheeyeballs.bandcamp.com
https://vimeo.com/owenandtheeyeballs
https://twitter.com/OandtheEyeballs
https://myspace.com/vernerband

If you are free this friday evening and want an Audio / Visual feast for your respective ears and eyes, then you should come on down to Power Lunches on Kingsland Rd to see Owen & The Eyeballs do that thing that they do. (Playing the songs that they have written, with the instruments that they own + singing.)

As it is Chinese New Year we will be dressed as our birth year animal. I am a rooster. Or if you are an not an American person reading this, then I am a cock. Guffaws etc.

You are welcome to come dressed as your birth year animal or not. That bit is is up to you. What with free will and all.

There are some great Dj’s playing all the tunes, that you, specifically, like moving your body to. 

And it’s Andrew’s birthday so there may well be cake.

Exact details are below.

Exact Poster, drawn by the Mr Rae himself, is above. 

It’s an Eyeballs Chinese New Year.
With Live Music from “Owen and the Eyeballs” and “Verner” and DJ’s Jimmylazers, Ben Newman and Miles Donovan playing an eclectic mix of music to Freak out to. 
Friday 31st Jan, 8 till 2 at Powerlunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AE, £3 Entry.
And it’s Andrew’s birthday!
Come dressed as your birth year animal!
http://owenandtheeyeballs.bandcamp.com
https://vimeo.com/owenandtheeyeballs
https://twitter.com/OandtheEyeballs
https://myspace.com/vernerband
— 2 months ago with 1 note
#Owen and the Eyeballs  #gig  #dalston  #power lunches  #chinese new year  #verner 

Merry Christmas people of the internet! Here is a banner I did for my agent Heart’s website. And two others that didn’t make the cut.

Have a good one, full of angel delight, sawdust and cod reggae! (We all have our specific christmas traditions right?!)

— 3 months ago
#merry christmas  #snowman has dropped his hat  #poor snowman 
I was lucky enough to be invited by Southampton Solent University (where I have been teaching BA Illustration of late) to come in and print a bunch of screenprints in their wonderful print room. With the generous help of third years Greta and Ben, we printed up 50 copies of this here red+blue+black screen print called ‘Where are you going?’. We split this 50 in half, with 25 going to third Year Illustration, who will be selling them to raise money for their degree show and the other half going to me. 
Me being an idiot, left my half on the train back to London but you can still purchase the other 25 for the reasonable price of £25 each from their online shop here.
I have also donated a print to the most excellent people over at Grand Neue for their Grand Kind Haiyan Print Auction, as have many other super talented folk.
Go spend some money at both of these places now. Please and thank you. 

I was lucky enough to be invited by Southampton Solent University (where I have been teaching BA Illustration of late) to come in and print a bunch of screenprints in their wonderful print room. With the generous help of third years Greta and Ben, we printed up 50 copies of this here red+blue+black screen print called ‘Where are you going?’. We split this 50 in half, with 25 going to third Year Illustration, who will be selling them to raise money for their degree show and the other half going to me. 

Me being an idiot, left my half on the train back to London but you can still purchase the other 25 for the reasonable price of £25 each from their online shop here.

I have also donated a print to the most excellent people over at Grand Neue for their Grand Kind Haiyan Print Auction, as have many other super talented folk.

Go spend some money at both of these places now. Please and thank you. 

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#screen print  #where are you going  #southampton solent  #etsy  #grand kind  #print auction  #grand neue 
Interior of Studio.
Tom: What you working on Nick?
Nick: Just doing some drawing. What about you?
Tom: Oh, I’m just finishing those pitches I was chatting about.
Nick: Cool.
Tom looks over at Nick drawing and Nick leans over and uses his arm to cover them up.
Tom: What is that? What are you actually drawing?
Nick: Nothing.
Tom: Are you drawing boobs?
Nick: No. Are you?
Tom: No, what? It looks like you’re drawing boobs.
Nick: In your dreams Mr Hicks. In your dreams.

Interior of Studio.

Tom: What you working on Nick?

Nick: Just doing some drawing. What about you?

Tom: Oh, I’m just finishing those pitches I was chatting about.

Nick: Cool.

Tom looks over at Nick drawing and Nick leans over and uses his arm to cover them up.

Tom: What is that? What are you actually drawing?

Nick: Nothing.

Tom: Are you drawing boobs?

Nick: No. Are you?

Tom: No, what? It looks like you’re drawing boobs.

Nick: In your dreams Mr Hicks. In your dreams.

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
#studio chat  #made up studio chat  #made up studio chat because Tom is still in China  #boobs 
It’s official, I have made it! Well, I have made the list of artists lucky enough to make their own playlist for Studio Music, which I think is comparable to making it*. Studio Music boasts an incredible roster of artists / designers / illustrators / entertainers and all round good people, each choosing 10 songs that fuel their day in the studio and explaining why.
As you will see I blather on and on, for each reason for each song, so it’s lucky you are only allowed 10 songs (well 11, if like me you cheat and add a bonus track).
It was great fun to compile the mix, even if I still feel guilty for all the songs that didn’t make it. Thanks very much to Rose for inviting me.
There are so many great playlists on there it will take you several days / months / years to work your way through it, so I would just start with the first one.
* Whatever IT may be.

It’s official, I have made it! Well, I have made the list of artists lucky enough to make their own playlist for Studio Music, which I think is comparable to making it*. Studio Music boasts an incredible roster of artists / designers / illustrators / entertainers and all round good people, each choosing 10 songs that fuel their day in the studio and explaining why.

As you will see I blather on and on, for each reason for each song, so it’s lucky you are only allowed 10 songs (well 11, if like me you cheat and add a bonus track).

It was great fun to compile the mix, even if I still feel guilty for all the songs that didn’t make it. Thanks very much to Rose for inviting me.

There are so many great playlists on there it will take you several days / months / years to work your way through it, so I would just start with the first one.

* Whatever IT may be.

— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#studio music  #playlist  #music  #good times  #get it in your ears 
November the 14th sees Owen and the Eyeballs (that band I am in with fellow illustrators Andrew Rae, Jim Stoten and Owen Gildersleeve) return to Catch for a rather excellent, fun packed gig! Including story songs from the hilarious comedy man Phil Kay, Frankenstein and Matilda based songs from The No Daddy Don’ts. Dj sets from Disco Bits (aka Tom Forsyth) and a special Sleepy Night Burger Party set from Now Owl (aka Will Edmonds). And of course a rousing live set from the eyeballs - with added saxophone this time!

 
Continuing with our ‘Nightmare before…’ theme, (previous incarnations having included ‘The Nightmare Before Halloween’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Valentines’) this time it is bedtime themed with songs about sleeping in bunkbeds and pillow fights.

 
Our costumes come courtesy of Duvet Days who can be found here, here and here.
 

All the info you need is below. See you there!

 
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The Nightmare before Bedtime

 

Owen And The Eyeballs - Wrong pop from the crazy costumed, illustrator super group
Phil Kay - Story songs from the legendary Comedian man
The No Daddy Don’ts - Odd covers, hymns and songs about stalking from the three piece trio.
 
Dj sets from Disco Bits and a special ‘Sleepy Night Burger Party’ set from Now Owl
 

A evening of bedtime fun before bedtime, so put your pyjamas on and let’s get comfy with cocoa under the covers, while lullabies are sung and pillow fights are fought.
 

Thursday November the 14th
8pm – 2am
At Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd,

 
Free Entry

 
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November the 14th sees Owen and the Eyeballs (that band I am in with fellow illustrators Andrew Rae, Jim Stoten and Owen Gildersleeve) return to Catch for a rather excellent, fun packed gig! Including story songs from the hilarious comedy man Phil Kay, Frankenstein and Matilda based songs from The No Daddy Don’ts. Dj sets from Disco Bits (aka Tom Forsyth) and a special Sleepy Night Burger Party set from Now Owl (aka Will Edmonds). And of course a rousing live set from the eyeballs - with added saxophone this time!
 
Continuing with our ‘Nightmare before…’ theme, (previous incarnations having included ‘The Nightmare Before Halloween’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Valentines’) this time it is bedtime themed with songs about sleeping in bunkbeds and pillow fights.
 
Our costumes come courtesy of Duvet Days who can be found herehere and here.
 
All the info you need is below. See you there!
 
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The Nightmare before Bedtime
 
Owen And The Eyeballs - Wrong pop from the crazy costumed, illustrator super group
Phil Kay - Story songs from the legendary Comedian man
The No Daddy Don’ts - Odd covers, hymns and songs about stalking from the three piece trio.
 
Dj sets from Disco Bits and a special ‘Sleepy Night Burger Party’ set from Now Owl
 
A evening of bedtime fun before bedtime, so put your pyjamas on and let’s get comfy with cocoa under the covers, while lullabies are sung and pillow fights are fought.
 
Thursday November the 14th
8pm – 2am
At Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd,
 
Free Entry
 
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— 5 months ago with 2 notes
#the nightmare before bedtime  #owen and the eyeballs  #phil kay  #the no daddy don'ts  #disco bits  #now owl  #catch  #bedtime fun time 
gentle-insomnia:

Artist Nick White’s desk

Wowzer. People really like a picture of a crap covered desk. In all honesty this looks fairly tidy for me. 

gentle-insomnia:

Artist Nick White’s desk

Wowzer. People really like a picture of a crap covered desk. In all honesty this looks fairly tidy for me. 

— 5 months ago with 19526 notes
#my desk  #technically my old desk 
A student of mine recently pointed out that she had seen a picture of my desk on the internet. My first thought was who has been sneaking into my studio and taking photos of my desk, again. My second thought was, oh it was me, though I didn’t sneak, I just nonchalantly took a camera out and took a photo. The picture appeared on my old blog and comes from a talk I do about my practice, from a section where I talk about my working methods and collections of stuff. I show a picture of my desk, then an annotated version (see above) and then a messy version which I joke, is what it looks like most days. 
Anyway, as you could well guess it was the latter of these images that has been doing the rounds. It seems out of all the work I have done, ever, the internet is most excited about a picture of my messy desk.*
* Things is, the photo is of my old desk, in my old studio. My new desk is completely different. I now keep my dirty paint palettes on the righthand side, my old postcards of dogs on a shelf and I have no idea where that spotty mug is. Like I said completely different.

A student of mine recently pointed out that she had seen a picture of my desk on the internet. My first thought was who has been sneaking into my studio and taking photos of my desk, again. My second thought was, oh it was me, though I didn’t sneak, I just nonchalantly took a camera out and took a photo. The picture appeared on my old blog and comes from a talk I do about my practice, from a section where I talk about my working methods and collections of stuff. I show a picture of my desk, then an annotated version (see above) and then a messy version which I joke, is what it looks like most days. 

Anyway, as you could well guess it was the latter of these images that has been doing the rounds. It seems out of all the work I have done, ever, the internet is most excited about a picture of my messy desk.*

* Things is, the photo is of my old desk, in my old studio. My new desk is completely different. I now keep my dirty paint palettes on the righthand side, my old postcards of dogs on a shelf and I have no idea where that spotty mug is. Like I said completely different.

— 5 months ago with 5 notes
#nick white's desk  #messy desk  #not so messy desk  #old desk  #desk map  #postcards of dogs