This website is a small on-line collection of some of the works of me, Andy Daniel.
It is not yet complete, I still have a lot of work to format and add to the site, if you have specific needs or questions then get in contact.
I come from a tumultuous background of grimy but functional workshops, motorcycle racing, beards, cardboard boxes full of never-washed coveralls and poorly made instant coffee.
Over the years I have trained and worked as a motorcycle mechanic, a sign maker, a lecturer at Staffordshire University, MotoGP/World Super Bikes/BSB track marshal, a barman (and a bloody good one at that!) a courier, I managed garages, sold car parts, became a customer service specialist for the AA (Automobile Association) and have put in work on independent and studio films such as The Fifth Element and Watching and Waiting.
Most of all I have enjoyed working with people who are passionate in their area and I have held myself to a strong work ethic of investing myself entirely in each project.
I sincerely hope you enjoy looking through some of my work and look forward to working with you in the future.
I created this image for Wacom (bamboo graphics tablets) to showcase the possible uses for their products, but you may also have seen it used across social media for free under a creative commons license.
My first ever Bodz & Moon-face episode. I actually misspelled 'body' on a layer in PhotoShop because I was using a QWERTZ (German) keyboard, the layer ended up being called Bodz and I liked the name so I stuck with it.
The idea came from a private joke between me and a friend, we would joke around and I would say something downright offencive that I would like to hypotheticaly try out and he would respond with "But how would you find a willing...AAArrrgghhh". We were going to turn it into a video series for YouTube but decided it was too much effrot since he was living in S.Korea at the time.
For the second episode I wanted to do something downright nasty to Bodz, since in the first episode he seemed to have the upper hand, I liked the idea of having an alternating victim each episode.
This episode was very simple, but almost one of the best.
Moon-face gets it again in this episode with a really twisted, non violent attack that I imagine only a psycopath of the highest order would manage plan and execute.
Though it is, without doubt, a dishusting episode, I feel, that the critisism it got for being mysoginistic was not deserved and the episiode misunderstood, the two men in the comic strip are abhorrent, that's why it's fun to watch them have such terrible things happen to them. Moon-face's mysogeny was rewarded with a terrible outcome for him.
My all time favourite episode sees Moon-face get his revenge Matrix style.
There really isn't much else to say!
"not like this..."
By far my least favourite episode, though, each time I come back to them this one grows on me a little more each time.
My plan was always to expand the Bodz & Moon-face universe to incorporate new characters and more complicated plots, though I have yet to find the time to sit and think up something more elaborate that still has instant impact without trying ti be too clever.
It's also a nice way to leave a strip hanging, with it's two main characters presumed dead.
Over the years I have amused myself by creating a few different styles of comic strip, as you can see above I have enjoyed the 'fart joke' approach with Bodz & Moon-face, During the mid 2000s and in the grip of the W Bush era I found myself wanting to make some kind o bold public statement and found a way to do that through WhatsonUK - a national publication aimed at students. I managed to push out a few episodes of The Fantastic: Democracy Man and a couple of one off posters depicting the hapless 'W' as terrible, tyrannical figure - a little naive but I still enjoy looking back at that snapshot of how I felt at the time, and I still enjoy the art and style I tried to capture.
Not everything I have done has been totally of my own design and not all of it has been for anything more than my own amusement, I've collected some odd bits of design I've done over the years, from parodies of existing IPs or images to thinsg I did purely for fun or practice.
*OLDMANFISTSHAKE was a rap band I wrote and performed with in the mid 00s in Birmingham,
I've worked on a fair few Indie games and big mod projects for PC games on my own and in groups. I've done concept work on some of them and back in 2010 I also drafted up some Characters for a comic book that would have run through the narrative of The Apneist, a concept album from the Phoenix band A Life of Science - it all had to be totally transferable to a series of animated shorts for MTV, though the project never reached completion, though, some of the art lives on in my portfolio!
Why waste space on this page explaining what was what and who I did it for, logos speak for themselves. You'll notice some of the logos will appear elsewhere on the site, that will be because I wanted to expand on some other aspect of what I was doing with that particular project.
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