Hipster goose and turtle, with a little bit of Shakespeare
These are images I did for a job for the wonderful Canada Water Culture Centre brochure. They are right on the water and there are many delightful creatures who share the space with them….but mainly there are turtles and Canada geese. They wanted a couple of hipster characters who liked their Shakespeare… it was very good fun doing it!
Sir Cliff Bitchard was influenced by Elvis Pedigree and dominated the Bristish dog music scene in the 1960's. Bitchard's singles including 'We don't Walkies anymore', 'Devil Dog Woman' and 'Mistletoe and Whine' helped make him the third best selling dog in the history of the canine music charts. In the 1970's he fronted his own television show, 'It's Cliff Bitchard' and went on to be the first dog recording artist to be knighted, becoming Sir Cliff Bitchard in 1995. From mid November you'll be able to buy Sir Cliff Bitchard and others from Paperchase. Until then, you can get them from my Etsy shop....
Mastiff Attack were formed by DJ Doggy G and rapper 3 Dogs after a successful spell arranging kennel parties in the Bristol area. Their most commercial album was 'Muzzeline' which featured the smash hit single, 'Fleadrop' with Liz from the 'Canine Twins' on lead vocals. Not to be confused with the tabloid newspaper headlines of the same name.
The Sex Poodles first album 'Never Lick The Bollocks' caused outrage when it was first released in 1977, ushering in the Punk Dog era. Led by Sid Vicious-Dog and Johnny Rottweiler, The Sex Poodles hit singles, 'Dog saves the Queen, 'Doggy Vacant' and 'Catteries for the UK' were instant classics. Vicious-Dog died in 1979 after overdosing on training treats.