Created over a two-year period, Tinselsnakes is a story told in three voices, written by Ed Garland and illustrated by me.
It combined all our loves in one projects - music, writing and art - taking the form of a full colour picture book and 7” white-vinyl record, with a specially produced glow in the dark 45rpm adapter at its centre.
"This little winter tale is seen through the eyes of Daddy, The Child and Mummy, who all see something marvellous happen..."
It was narrated by rapper and spoken word poet B.Dolan (Strange Famous Records) over music commissioned from and produced by Buddy Peace (WarrenPeace/Strange Famous/Speech Development Records).
Taking cues from inspirations that included Edward Gorey, Jan Pienkowski, Dr Seuss, Tim Burton and the ‘Music for Pleasure’ 7”s of our childhood, I created experimental hand-drawn, inky-cold scenes of strangeness and snow to Ed Garland’s ultimately joyful story of spontaneity and irresponsibility by adults who should know better: cold, alcohol, snow, tinsel, flying bowling balls, ulterior motives, suspicious townspeople and freezing hands.
The project was mailed to hundreds of clients, fans and collectors, with a limited number of copies for sale via the Inkymole Shop, long since sold out.