Ignatius J Reilly
Gerald’s Nook Store Christmas.
This was made for a paste up exhibition held at Newcastle’s Nook Store. There is a bit of a back story to this guy.
This is a guy named Gerald trying to deliver some presents to a housing project on Christmas eve, in an attempt to make up for some things he’s done in his past. He has spent the last 6 months growing out his beard, sewing the costume and hand selecting the presents for the children. On his way over to deliver the presents he got jumped by 4 thugs, one breaking a bottle over his head. Gerald keeps a knife strapped to his leg as an old habit, pulling the knife on his attackers caused them to freak out and ran off into the night. Gerald cleaned himself up and delivered the presents to some very excited children.
Better than Sinatra
This piece was made for the Tropfest Poster exhibition. Check out the film that my poster was created for here.