Londoners (and anyone who might be visiting our esteemed capital), be sure to pick up a copy of Time Out today, and check out my illustration of Gary Barlow stomping through London’s ‘Theatreland’! It was created for a feature in the magazine’s Theatre & Dance section.
For the uninitiated or you non-UK residents out there, Gary Barlow is a former member of UK super-boy-band Take That, now a leading singer/songwriter, performer, television personality, and a theatre producer. As he could well bring a staggering three musicals to London’s West End this year, the good folks over at Time Out wanted to celebrate the achievement by commissioning me to do artwork for a feature. The brief was the idea of Gary as a ‘benign Godzilla‘, asserting his newfound status on Shaftesbury Avenue. I had an idea of a towering Gary stepping over buildings, but without the usual calamity and destruction, and from that an idea was born.