BEATLES DRAWINGS

BEATLES DRAWINGS

Most of the Beatles drawings I did were related to Lennon's death. When I look back the thing that was so shocking to me was that this could happen. I didn't cry or really feel personally effected by his death. I mean I didn't know him. I just found the incident itself terrifying. 

LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN (1980)

LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN

This was just an impression of sitting outside a set of gates knowing Lennon was no longer with us. They were not meant to be the gates of Strawberry fields. Just the first set of gates you find.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1981)

IN THE AIR 1

IN THE AIR 2

IN THE AIR TONIGHT 3

These were the first drawings I did after Lennon's death. I really don't have much time for the music of Phil Collins but this song was all over the radio at the time and the mood seemed to match what had happened.

ONLY SLEEPING (1981)

ONLY SLEEPING PAGE 1

ONLY SLEEPING PAGE 2

ONLY SLEEPING PAGE 3

I'm forever illustrating this song. It's my favourite Beatle track. I never tire of trying to illustrate this song on paper.

I SAT BELONELY (1981)

I SAT BELONELY

I did this as a submission to Fox Comics. They didn't use it. So it's published here for the first time.

WATCHING THE WHEEL (1981)

WATCHING THE WHEEL 1981

I felt this was the best song on Double Fantasy. It was his last album and had only been released a couple of weeks before his death. I really didn't like the record.

I'M SO TIRED (1982)

 I;M SO TIRED

JOHN IS DEAD (1982)

JOHN IS DEAD 1982

 

I obviously felt much more violently about this issue in 1982

I'M ONLY SLEEPING(1995) 

I'M ONLY SLEEPING P1

I'M ONLY SLEEPING P2

I did this strip for the LIBB Fanzine "Tell Me Why." I never stop illustrating this song. A good friend of mine and LIBB listener Charlie Kneale is a prolific artist. He once said to me he found he had been drawing a certain picture over and over again over many years and still not getting what he wanted from it. Well, for me it is not the same picture it's illustrating the same song.

HELLO GOODBYE (1995)

HELLO GOODBYE

HELLO GOODBYE PAGE 2

It seemed to me that the amount of people entering John Lennons life sort of correlated with those who left his life. So I did this strip for Tell Me Why.

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