Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman is gracing Derby with some of his lovely doodly artwork, on the outside of the Quad construction site. So, I popped down and got some pics (click the one above for the rest).

Here’s what’s happening:

Jon Burgerman, an international artist based in the East Midlands, will be creating a giant mural painting on the hoardings surrounding the QUAD building site between 30 May to 10 June and on display until September 2007.

The mural will be in Jon’s unique comic doodle style and will feature caricatures of the people of Derby. Derby residents are also invited to take part in a citywide doodle self-portrait competition. Jon will see all of the entries and he will use the doodles and comments from Derby residents to inspire his work. Winners of the competition will be featured on the hoardings alongside Jon’s work.

Derby residents will also have the opportunity to help Jon paint the public mural between 7 and 10 June.
(Source: Q Arts)

I’m going to pop back tomorrow and hope it hasn’t been stolen / set fire to by some of Derby’s, ahem, more vociferous art critics!

Best thing I heard today:

Girl: “Why are you called Burgerman? You’re not even fat!”
Jon: “It’s my name! It’s not made up!”