"L.C.B is proud to present an exhibition by the London-based illustrator and comicbook artist Tom J. Newell.
After graduating as a conceptual artist from Sheffield Hallam University, Tom Newell regained his interest in drawing cartoons and began producing gig posters, record sleeves and eventually his very own comic entitled ‘Pictorial Showboat’. It was around this time that he adopted the use of his middle initial, after discovering that the domain name ‘tomnewell.com’ was the property of a gentleman who had once caught a lobster and had decided to use the site to display a photo of himself holding up the creature in triumph.
‘tomjnewell.com’ is now the ever expanding home to a stream of illustrations inspired by musical subcultures, skateboarding, and everything else that’s any good. The distribution of Pictorial Showboat has brought Tom critical acclaim from ‘some bloke in the pub who said it was alright’ and ‘this other guy who really liked it’. This kind of exposure has brought his work to a wider audience, and he has since produced artwork for John Richmond and Moshi Moshi Records, and has been a regular contributor to Dazed & Confused Magazine. He has provided beautifully hand-drawn gig posters for (MF) DOOM, Daniel Johnston, and Jeffrey Lewis, and a selection of his screen prints were recently exhibited alongside Kid Acne and The Designers Republic in his native Sheffield.
Tom’s culinary-themed ‘Hollow Legs’ exhibition was also originally shown in Sheffield, but now LCB are hosting a new expanded version of the show, featuring all the original work (including a highly respected series of decorative plates) alongside new artworks on skateboards and painted directly in-store, and the first in a continuing series of exclusive guest artist signature LCB t-shirts.