The Adventures of Fat Kitty has now had over 1,000 views on youtube, which is pretty cool. The real Fat Kitty is very happy that so many people have seen his little adventure and can't wait to get his second film out there.
Fat Kitty doesn't want to give too much away at the moment, but its fair to say that the next one will involve a boat. In the mean time you can still enjoy the first Fat Kitty Adventure right here:
PS. Fat Kitty has asked me to thank you all for watching and liking his film, except for the one person that has given it a 'thumbs down', Fat Kitty would like to send him/her a poo in the post!
Friday 20th April 2012
Normal service may resume
Friday 6th January 2012
Let me tell you the story of Fats! aka, The Fatsicle, aka Lord Fatsington, aka Fat Kitty... real name: Oscar!
Across the road from me lives the fattest cat I've ever seen! Initially I thought it was pregnant, but I soon learnt he was male and just a big un... Over the years he has popped over to my house for a snooze and a fuss! Even when he's happy and purring like a power drill he looks sad, it breaks my heart to look at him sometimes, especially on a cold day when he's sat outside... anyway I made a little sketch of him and thought it would suit nice for a Valentine's day card. You can see a picture of the real cat in the listing, on my Folksy and Etsy shops.
This is a beautiful red and white card with a picture of a fat cat holding a heart shaped balloon. It comes in a red envelope and with two badges, you could keep one badge and give the other to your valentine and you could wear them in public to let everyone know you're a couple, if you're into that sort of stuff, or you could keep them both for yourself, i don't mind :)
Saturday 24th December 2011
Saturday 3rd December 2011
Hello everybody. Merry Christmas and all that! Today I would like to tell you all about two new bits of work I've made; The Tingler (Remember That Day in August?) and Admiral, There be Whales Here. I'm really proud of these two, but I would say that wouldn't I? I'm not going to tell you what they're all about as I don't believe in that sort of thing, but I will give you a little bit of a background.
The Whale picture started life as a proposed page in a Waldo the Worm book, I really liked the colours and the background, I think a spaceship was going to be the main feature of the page, but since that isn't happening anymore I decided to pop a whale in there... and no, its not the Twitter Whale! The Tingler was an idea from back in August 2009. I loved the character, but the background and the overall image wasn't working for me, it went through a number of changes in the last 2 years and I'm finally happy with the end result, I hope you are too.
They are limited edition A2 prints. They are printed onto 250gsm gloss art paper and there are 50 of each print available, after that they're gone forever. You can pick them up in my Folksy and Etsy shops and if you're very lucky, I'll post it out to you in time for Christmas. Any questions then do ask… if you look at that miserable looking face to your right, you can click on that and email me, AND providing what you say isn't stupid, you will get a lovely response.
Get Back in the (un)Box
Sunday 13th November 2011
I'm really happy to tell you that yet more of my work is now on display and for sale at [unbox] in Lancaster!
Here's what they had to say of the occasion:
"The Nosuch Disco is back!!! We are pleased to welcome back The Nosuch Disco a.k.a. Dave Burgess to [unbox]. Along with his 'Brap' and 'It's Been a Pleasure Serving with You, Captain' Limited Edition Prints, we are also excited to showcase some of his current work including 'So, Did We Survive That', 'Hide & Geek', 'Gargantua Island and the amazing Waldo the Worm Book. We hope you enjoy this work as much as we do."
There's more bits and bobs too, Postcards, Christmas Cards, Greeting Cards and an assortment of badges.
Clare (manager at unbox) sent me some photographs of the window display this week and I don't want to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet, but TOOT TOOT! I think it looks amazing!
If you're in and around Lancaster I strongly recommend that you pop down to see them, it's a great shop full of brilliant and talented artists, probably even better than me!
Right now I must dash as between shouting at Modern Warfare 3 and not tidying my house, I'm preparing two new prints for the New Year! I would like to have them ready before Christmas, but I'm just too darn slow.
Wednesday 9th November 2011
I think you'll all agree that this picture is horrendous! A moustache and my face go together like a rat and a ping pong ball! I once drew one on my face, specifically to see what would happen if I decided to carry my 1970's Freddie Mercury look into the 1980's, the result was not favourable.
Anyway, as some of you might know, this month is Movember, a month where those who can grow a moustache do so to raise awareness and/or money for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Since I cannot grow a suitable moustache I will be enlisting the help of my good friend, The Octotash! Since The Octotash is 50% moustache, it makes perfect sense for it to be The Nosuch Disco's ambassador for Movember.
I have two items that I wish to promote in aid of Movemeber. First up is The Octotash Greeting Card and Badge, this is available in my Folksy and Etsy shops. For every card sold, I will make a general donation of 50p to Movember. Secondly, I have The Octotash Hama/Perler Bead Necklace, both available from Folksy and Etsy. 1 Pound from every Necklace sold will go to Movemeber.
It would be really cool if people could get involved, as I think it's a great cause, it's a bit gender specific, but to balance it out, at some point we will do something to help women's causes too, basically, I'll get involved with anything that I think is worthwhile.
A Nosuch Christmas
Tuesday 1st November 2011
Remember when Christmas was all about setting things on fire? No? Ok, well its time to get merry with The Nosuch Disco's Christmas Pudding Card. They come in three colours; pink, green and blue. They pretty cool and of my own design I must add. You can snap one up now from either my Etsy or Folksy shop rigth now. Do it now to ensure you and your loved ones have a merry old Christmas
I'm sure I wrote some stuff about what I've been doing over Summer. I posted something about my charity canvas and greeting cards, but somehow, they have disappeared.
The Return of The Octotash
Saturday 21st May 2011
Today was supposed to be the end of the world or something, some said it would be the return of Jesus, no no no! Today is the return of the Octotash!
I've been experimenting with Hama Beads for my Waldo the Worm necklace, I thought why not try to do a Nosuch Disco necklace as well? Octotash seemed like a nice one to do so here we are!
I couldn't be happier with how it turned out, you can get a better look in the shops, check out Etsy and Folksy for a decent goosy.
Super Massive Magnet
Saturday 16th April 2011
All my life I've thought magnets were too small! Well that's all changed now with the launch of my new A Kind of Disco magnet. Its almost 6cm in diameter, that's pretty big. The design is based loosely on Queen's 1986 album A Kind of Magic, I hope they don't try to sue me anytime soon. They are available in both my shops, so you can head over to Etsy or Folksy to pick one up, do it now so I can afford to buy a tin of beans and a loaf of bread.
Stay Classy Disco Land.
Thursday 7th April 2011
The lovely people at The Exchange (Stoke on Trent) have agreed to stock some of my items. The Exchange is a great place for artists to showcase their work in the City Centre of Stoke on Trent. They have the ONLY remaining BRAP! canvas & framed prints of Gargantua Island and So, Did we Survive That?
Click here to find where The Exchange is, and more importantly go there and have a look at all the other cool stuff they have by artists that are way more talented than me.
The Nosuch Disco goes to Lancaster
Tuesday 8th March 2011
The lovely people at [unbox] and Arteria found me on Twitter and have very kindly decided to feature some of my work in their gallery in Lancaster. Today they send me a photo of their window that features framed prints of BRAP! and It's Been a Pleasure Serving with you Captain! They also have some of my postcard sets and badges. Its really great that they have taken a chance with me, hopefully this will expose more people to The Nosuch Disco! they've had some pretty good feedback back so far, so heres hoping for some success.
I must get back to the trackpad and design some more stuff, like maybe a whale in space, I could call it "There Be Whales Here" get it?
THE OCTOTASH HAS LANDED!
Saturday 5th March 2011
What happens when you cross an Octopus with a Moustache? Moustachopus? NO! You get The Octotash! The latest character from The Nosuch Disco started life as a bit of a joke, now it's the most important thing in all of our lives! For now Octotash comes in a lovely greeting card form with a FREE badge! This greeting card is suitable for any occasion. Mother's Day is coming up? imagine the look on your old dear's face when she sees the Octotash, she could wear the badge when doing the weekly shop at Tesco and beam at how proud she is that her son/daughter got her such a thoughtful card! Or, What if your friend had recently lost their job? cheer the up with the Octotash! Anyway, they're in my shops right now, go buy one, do it for mum, or your friend, lets call your friend Bob.
I'm hoping to develop The Octotash into other things, like posters, mugs, ties or cowboy hats! If anyone wants to come up with some awesome suggestions, then feel free to send me an email or probably best to Tweet at me!
NEW A3 Prints!
Friday 24th February 2011
What a way to end February! I have two fantastically new prints in my shop(s); Gargantua Island and So, Did We Survive That? I won't tell you what they're about, as its much more fun for you to decide your own meaning for art and stuff. Here's a little info though; Gargantua was conceived in September 2008, it was supposed to be a large format canvas, however, I never liked the background much so decided to shelve it, two and a bit years later he's back with is own island, much better than my original idea.
So, Did We Survive That? Features the Cats from Its Been a Pleasure Serving with you Captain, dwindling in numbers and for some reason ghosts, they still have that cheeky smile on their faces. Oh, their ship has taken a bit of a hammering too!
The pictures here are zoomed in sneaky peaks, you'll have to go to the Etsy or Folksy shops for a proper look, they're well jazzy! Both are litho printed onto 250gsm art paper and limited to 100 each!
Whatever next? I hear you say! Well thats Simple, The Octotash!
Feature in Creative Boom!
Saturday 19th February 2011
Yesterday I was featured in Creative Boom's 'Five Minutes With' section. It's a pretty good read and I suggest you click here to have a look see!
I first got involved with Creative Boom at the end of 2009 when I was launching Waldo the Worm. I didn't really have a clue what I was doing, but Katy and the gang were more than helpful in getting my name out there. I remember getting a text from her one day that simply read: 'Can you give me a ring please, The Sentinel [Stoke on Trent's local paper] want to do a feature on you'. This was out of the blue and got me a full page feature on a Saturday! In the business world that sort of exposure can cost around 3000 quid. I paid roughly nothing.
I am eternally grateful to Creative Boom for all there support over the last 18 months, I try to pay them back every now and then with freebee Waldo stuff, but I don't think we'll ever be even.
What made it even Better was, I got a thank you Email from FriendsWithYou for mentioning them in the article, that's sort of like John Lennon writing to Noel Gallagher, not that any of them are dead.
SOLD! Its Been a Pleasure Serving with you Captain! (Canvas)
Wednesday 9th February 2011
This is Dan from Chardon, Ohio in the USA! He was kind enough to not only buy the canvas from my Etsy store, but also send me a picture of him being scared by it! Dan left some lovely feedback for me; "It's perfect! I didn't even imagine how wicked it would look close up."
Stuff like this makes being an aspiring artist really worth while, I just need to work on making a few more bits of artwork and we're laughing, I currently have another canvas in the works that features cats in a boat, details to follow. There are a few Its Been a Pleasure Serving with you Captain! prints left, they are printed on 300gsm glossy paper and look great when put in a frame, well they look great anyway, perfect for scaring young children or old people.
Big thanks to Dan for buying and allowing me to share this picture with you all today! woop woop. Dave
Hello & Welcome
Tuesday 8th February 2011
Hello there, after 5 years in development, The Nosuch Disco finally has an actual website! woop woop! Check out the Folksy and Etsy shops, they're full of awesomeness. FYI The Text Editor i'm using doesn't have a spell check, so do forgive any oopsies!
Big thanks to Davey @ Mushroom Digital for helping with the design and making it all work! Hit refresh to watch the banners change!! Its all very swish!
A book about a worm with a fin that can swim. For his first published book, The Nosuch Disco undertook a series of workshops to create a narrative that revolved around a social issue relevant to young people.