Watcha! I’m Greg, also know as Myinkyhead (don’t ask).
I’m an artist, animator, illustrator and animation director. There’s some info and links below to bits and bobs I’ve been involved with.
However this site is specifically designed to sell my art. I’ve been asked many times where people can get hold of my work and so I’ve created this space so people can purchase some pieces. Some are prints some original paintings and drawings.
With my personal work I tend to work very instinctually and with a free flowing stream of consciousness. It usually means I have to do a little tidying up of the ideas and put in some thinking time to get things working. The work showcased here is all straight from my noggin, no brief or client just work I’m passionate about and had a blast creating. Now you can grab a piece and hopefully get some pleasure from it to.
As Animator and Animation Director I have worked with individuals such as Roger McGough, Gus Van Sant, Stewart Lee, Edgar Wright, Sara Pascoe and Adam Buxton. I’ve received a Gold Award from the Association of Illustrators for my with the BBC Comedy. He is an award winning animator and director, winning several festival prizes including a BAFTA.
Commercially as half of award winning animation studio The Brothers McLeod I have worked with companies such as Aardman, Disney, BBC, Milkshake and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
I also plays drums.
One of my first loves is making short films. You can view my favourites below.These are always very personal projects with limited or no budget and function as a way of telling stories in unusual ways. Experimenting with the use of visuals and audio.
Inspired by a series of postcards I stuck on my wall that soon came to resemble a storyboard. Two stories play out on screen, a dive into the psychological state of the filmmaker. A right load of Codswallop!
365 is an improvised film made up of a second a day of animation which began on the 1st January 2013 and ended on New Year’s Eve. The final film charts the comings and goings of the year, real and imagined. I used the everyday as inspiration to create an abstract, disconnected, stream of consciousness film which allows the viewer to find connections to create narratives and hidden meanings which may or may not be there.
A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place out of time. A desert where strange lights dance in the night sky. A mecca for lovers of minimalist art. A landscape of lost horses, freaks and food trucks. And then there’s the giant lemon.
Alongside my super talented brother Myles, a writer extraordiaire, I have made a series of passion projects some of which you can view below.
Here’s a few of my favourite commissioned pieces.
Comedian Stewart and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast of London), investigate a missing piece of punk history: Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. They needed some scenes visualised and I provided the animation. It's a truly original take on the musical biopic. Well worth a look.
The brief was to be inspired by the Looney Tunes Roadrunner cartoons. This was a fantastic opportunity as I was a massive fan of them as a child. My Dad had some episodes on 8mm film and we'd watch them projected onto the wall after lunch on a Sunday. We also had a bunch of Laurel & Hardy comedies as well. None with sound but all hilarious.
This was an an idea my brother and I conceived. We were given the opportunity to make 40 x 7min episodes which are now available to watch online (UK).
I’ve had the amazing opportunity to illustrate some books. In collaboration with my brother on Knight Sir Louis and our creative process books. Also with my brother and sister on our Breeds & Cats books.
Written by my dog loving brother and sister it was down to me to visualise the myriad of dog breeds. We also did one about cats.
Written by my brother and illustrated by me The Knight Sir Louis books have been a great success and had some fantastic reviews. The third instalment is out in June 2022.
"An epic non epic" Stewart Lee
"Sublime daftness on every page" Jeremy Strong
"Probably the funniest book I've ever read. A masterclass in silliness!" Gary Northfield