Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection

April 15th, 2015

Greg Moodie's Election Dissection


Last year I produced a book of pro-independence comic strips called ‘Greg Moodie Versus The Union’ (“brilliant” – Nicola Sturgeon). Since the referendum, I’ve drawn two strips a week – one online at Bella Caledonia and one in Scotland’s newest daily paper, The National. Now I’ve gathered these post-indyref toons together to form a new book, ‘Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection‘. It’s a record of the buildup to this year’s General Election, albeit one created by someone with issues.

You can buy the book here:

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Greg Moodie Versus The Union

August 5th, 2014

Greg Moodie Versus The Union

For the last two years I’ve been drawing comic strips based around the theme of the Scottish independence debate. Now, with the independence referendum fast approaching, I’ve compiled these into a limited edition book.

I’m self-publishing the book with your help. You can order your copy by contributing to the crowdfunder campaign linked below. Availability is limited to this month (August) alone. Don’t miss this chance to own a wacky little piece of contemporary Scottish history.

“A great contribution to the debate and to Scotland. Brilliant stuff.” Elaine C. Smith

UPDATE: Now available in a second imprint.

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3d Advent Calendar

May 23rd, 2013

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How long has it taken me to update the site? This festive posting in May should give you an idea.

With the drive towards a greener future, traditional Christmas cards are taking a bit of a hit. Businesses are especially keen to show their environmentally-friendly credentials and turning to e-cards for greeting their customers.

But e-cards can be a bit flat and unengaging so we’re always on the lookout for novel ways of saying Merry Christmas. When a 3d advent calendar was suggested for Howden Engineering’s massive international customer-base, this seemed an ideal solution. A Christmas card with a difference.

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The Funhouse 2011 Christmas Card

December 12th, 2011

Tight Christmas

Back to the Future: Britain 2025 with Michael J. Fox, Fred Goodwin, Alistair Sim and lots of poor people.

This is the third in a trilogy of depressing Christmas cards. See last year’s Tight Christmas and 2009’s It’s a Wonderful Recession for the full scope of misery. Next year I promise to do something cheery. Merry Christmas.

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CD Album Cover Artwork

September 7th, 2011

I haven’t done any cd sleeve designs for a while, but then I was asked twice in a short space of time to come up with some packaging. Given that the reason I wanted to be a graphic designer was so I could create record sleeve artwork – I’m talking LP’s here, remember them? Big things that folded out with lots of cool graphics and lyrics you could read – I’m always happy to turn my hand to CD sleeve designs, even if I need a magnifying glass to see them.

The two bands here are both Edinburgh-based, but musically they couldn’t be more different. The Sunshine Delay have an alt-country vibe at their heart but they mix it with a rootsy rock and pop to create their own distinctive sound. Easy Tigers are fronted by Craig Ross – who also moonlights with Broken Records – and specialise in rustic, warm soundscapes. Both bands are well worth hearing.


My friend Neil Sommerville is a percussion tutor and runs the Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble (ESRE). You know, for kids? Every year the kids put out their own CD recording and every year I produce the sleeve artwork. Neil tells me this is the 10th year we’ve been doing this. I figured some of these kids must be getting a bit long in the tooth by now, but it turns out there’s a new batch every year. It’s only me that’s getting long in the tooth. With this logic, the secret to eternal youth would be to be a member of ESRE.

As it was their anniversary year, they decided the new CD should be a double compilation of the best tracks from the nine previous discs and Neil suggested a Sgt. Pepper pastiche in order to build a collage of members past and present. That sounded fine but this band has had more members than the Drifters. Soon I was suffering from cut and paste exhaustion and had to have a lie down. Anyway, this is the result. Neil is the one with his back to the camera, bottom centre. He’s very tall.

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My Christmas Card To The World

December 20th, 2010

Tight Christmas
Irving Berlin’s Tight Christmas. An Irresponsible Banking Practices Picture. Merry Christmas.

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Insults By Funhouse Graphics

June 24th, 2010

I decided it was time we created our own range of designer T-Shirts, so I’m proud to announce the launch of ‘Insults‘ By Funhouse Graphics.

As the name suggests, everything we have created for this new online shop is insulting, that is, it’s a small compendium of quotes designed and laid out on T-Shirts, mousemats, mugs etc and utilises some of the greatest putdowns of all time.

Queen Karaoke is responsible of course, and those of you who follow her Twitter account will already know the savagery of her wit. But there are also famous quotes from Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde and others, and a section devoted to Shakespeare’s greatest insults.

Visit Insults By Funhouse Graphics and prepare to be insulted.

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Paintings By Carolynda Macdonald

May 14th, 2010

This is the new website design I created for Scottish painter Carolynda Macdonald. Carolynda has a serious eye for detail and her most recent paintings, such as the one above, have featured blown-up images of individual pieces of candy with every fold mouth-wateringly portrayed.

The website design is extremely simple and lets the paintings speak for themselves, but I think provides a sympathetic backdrop for these very strong images.

For more information see Carolynda Macdonald.

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Catalogue Design For Alan Macdonald

February 8th, 2010

Scottish painter Alan Macdonald asked me to design the catalogue for his current exhibition, now on show in Amsterdam, entitled ‘Message From The Dark Side’.

Alan’s paintings show bishops on mopeds, Dutch masters drinking Coke and all manner of other surreal juxtapositions. I’m a big fan. One of my favourites is called ‘Windbag’ and shows a classical landscape with a Tesco bag blowing freely in the centre.

The catalogue was an exercise in graphic design restraint. The images are so strong, they need a lot of space and as little interference from other design elements as possible. I kept it really simple. I’m not normally known for my restraint.

See Alan Macdonald’s website, also a Funhouse Graphics design.

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The Funhouse Graphics Christmas Message

December 19th, 2009

Fred Goodwin in the Royal Bank of Scotland classic, ‘It’s A Wonderful Recession.’
“He Received The Greatest Christmas Gift Of All.”
Sponsored by RBS.

I don’t know what made me think of this. It just came into my head. Merry Christmas.

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