This was an odd one – for the London 2012 Olympic Games, I was asked by Proctor and Gamble to publicise their “Cleam Up London” campaign by drawing a picture – not with pens and paper, but by wiping dirt off a manky tube station wall (although the wall was just a reproduction one built in a studio). There were twelve of us doing this in shifts and the results were photographed and used in an exhibition in London’s Brick Lane.
If you’re British (and of a certain age), no, not that Punch. But it is an American satirical-style magazine who wanted some black-and-white illustrated elements for an article in an iPad version of their magazine.
Walter Newton was born in 1981 in Glasgow. He remained there for the next 21 years, attending the Glasgow School of Art before being lured to the bright lights of London and the Royal College of Art. Five years later he moved to Birmingham, where he still lives, drawing pictures and sporadically animating for anyone that will let him near them.