Tuesday, 16 February 2010


My website is undergoing some changes and updating, so hang tight and it should be up and running properly very soon. In the mean time you can still buy my new(ish) zine on my site, so check it out.


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

My Website Now Up!!!

Check out my website (andrewdarragh.com) for all things me! and my illustration and design. Its a lot more updated than this blog so check it out.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Zeke's Lunchbox

I recently caught up with Julia from Zeke's Lunchbox to chat about her creative endeavours.

First of all tell us about yourself and what you do in three easy steps?
I'm a rainbow child of the world, born and raised in Canberra but I currently resign in Sydney. I'm a fashion designer, illustrator, goblin and all round artist in every sense of the word... I create, illustrate and <3 to procreate!

Favourite cereal?
O.K, first of all, let's just put this out there but I like to consider myself a bit of cereal connoisseur... For a really long time I couldn't get enough of Just Right big fruit flake, I ate that shit for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Then all of sudden that bastards discontinued big fruit flake!! I got so bummed out that I started eating a really awful alternative, Milo cereal, but that junk just wouldn't do. It's a bit too sickly, the sugar crystals cut the inside of your mouth and there is no way you can eat that on a daily basis. So right this very moment I'm a cereal whore and have no favourites, anything slightly healthy with fruit and yogurt is tops with me!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
My illustrations and fashion designs often inspire each other; they're constantly bouncing off one another. They often share similar themes, characters and colour pallets. When it comes to illustrations/designs I get a lot of my inspiration from a wide variety of mediums; cult films, children’s illustrations, history, nothing is out-of-bounds. What really fires me up and inspires me is taking something that is so out of fashion, so disgusting it makes to want to gag and turn it into something relatable, fun and zany.

Tell us about the way you make your rad illustrations?
I like to use a really wide variety of mediums, I seem to have accumulated a lot of random arty odds and ends of the years and I really want to get rid of it all! So it seems that's how my 'mixed media junk' style came about. I use; pencils, water colour, collage, textas, highlighters, pastels, crayons and my secret weapon of choice, white- out! I find that using a variety of mediums provides a fuller image and gives a lot of different textures, which I can't seem to get enough of. I'm also a bit bananas for colour, colours seem to distract and make anything boring and awful really beautiful. So whenever I feel an image is a bit too dull and needs some sprucing up I go ape on colours.

Have you always drawn pictures?
Yes, but it was never serious when I was a child. I was totally pathetic when it came to school so drawing always took a back seat... Drawing always seemed to be a hobby so I never considered doing it professionally. Then I started taking art classes at school and realised that I should develop my skills a bit more and see where they lead. Et voila! Bam, I'm here!

Tell us about Zeke's Lunchbox, how did it all start?
Zeke's Lunchbox is my baby and the only thing that keeps me going. It is my fashion label which started with an old school friend of mine. We had a really similar style and had a lot of things in common. We did fashion together in yr11 & 12 and we started sewing a bunch of creations together. Things led to another and we created Zeke's Lunchbox. We were a really good team in the beginning; we were so young, naive and free. Then you grow up and develop your own style, become your own person and in the end we had different visions. But I'm still going strong with Zeke's Lunchbox and hope to sell all my creations fluidly and pursue the label full time.

If you were about to die and you were allowed to draw one more thing, what would it be?
Perhaps a self-portrait of me dying, I know it’s a bit narcissistic but I'll never get that opportunity again and come on, I’m dying, some serious reflecting on my life needs to be done... get it??

What exciting projects or events are happening in the near future?
Well, the official Zeke's Lunchbox website is coming out in a months or two, where everyone will be able to get their greedy hands on some Zeke's Lunchbox junk, due to the online store. This will include a bunch of rare one-off pieces, plenty of jewellery and hey, maybe even some prints of some illustrations. I really want to do another fashion show sometime this year, just to get the Zeke's Lunchbox name out there.

Check out her work here

Thursday, 16 July 2009

She Loves Me zine on holidays.

I have decided to stop producing she loves me zine for the rest of the year while I complete my final semester at uni studing graphic design. I just dont have enough time and energy to spend making the zine. I endeavor to return next year with an awesome issue three. In the meantime I am going to continue to post things on this blog, including some interviews and artwork, as well as what I'll be getting up to.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Log Typeface

This is a hand drawn typeface i have developed for a Uni project on the environment.

Friday, 3 April 2009

M83 at The Metro 2/4/09

I had been looking forward to this gig for a while and M83 didn't disappointment. Besides a few on stage problems this was a rad gig. 'The Do' who supported, were also pretty interesting live. These photos are really shit, sorry bout that. I hate digital.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Thanks everyone

Hey, thanks to everyone for buying my latest zines and all the rad feedback. I have now sold out of She Loves Me issue two and Untitled zine. But if you are in Melbourne head down to Sticky and grab a copy there, as I have sent a few copies of each zine down there.
The good news is im currently working on issue three which should be ready in time for this years MCA zine fair in sydney. I have alot on between now and then which includes getting married to my sweetheart, tons of uni work and the very exciting Semi-Permanent in April, as well as setting up regular zine events in Canberra.
In the meantime if you would like to contribute to issue three just email me.

Friday, 20 February 2009

She Loves Me - Issue two - A to Z issue

A5, black and white photocopy on coloured paper, 32 pages, edition of 30, 2009, $2 (5 left)

Ohh and there is some exciting news on the canberra zine scene coming soon, i will let you all know soon.

Saturday, 7 February 2009


Hey, here is one of a few tote bags I illustrated and sold at the Canberra Zine Fair. If you are interested in one, contact me and I will make one up for you ($5). a_darragh6@hotmail.com.

NEW ZINES (Part One)

Hey, this is one of my new zines, featuring work just by myself. I have about 10 copies left, let me know if you want one. Stay tuned for pictures of She Loves Me zine issue two 'A-Z'.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Canberra Zine Fair

The news is that issue two will be released at next saturdays zine fair, along with another zine filled with some personal work of mine, plus some limited edition hand drawn she loves me zine tote bags. Hope you can all come, it will be a good day.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Put it in your diary's...

After last years zine fair this is going to be bigger and better. Make sure you get down to Gorman house and check it out. (oh and the poster was designed by me)

Saturday, 3 January 2009

new years...

3 Stockdale St Dickson....gotta love that tramp. Shot with green lomolitos camera

recent photos....

Shot with a green Lomolitos camera.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Serps Zines

Hey, you should all check out the Serps website, they produce some very nice zines.


Also if you haven't already heard there is a Zine Fair in Canberra on the 7th February 2009. More details soon.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Longer than I thought + more

So issue two is taking more time than i originally thought it would (getting everyones submissions together is taking time). It is is coming together nicely though, not too far away.
But in the mean time I have decided to make this little blog of mine more up to date and fresh, so im going to update every couple of days or so and not just have zine stuff but also pictures and drawing of things Im getting up to.
Here is a few recent polaroids of mine: