We weren’t allowed to use Star Wars merchandise during the first series because The Phantom Menace was about to come out and they clamped down. When they saw how Star Wars-loving the first series was, they actually came to us and said we could have anything we want. By which time we were like, “We don’t fucking want it.” - Simon Pegg


Defending the Fantasy Genre with Terminal Intensity (for the official Edgar Wright show at Gallery1988) – 18" x 12" (numbered edition of 30)



My friends and I fell head over heels in love with Spaced when we first saw it on Channel 4 over a decade ago. The general predicament of the characters, the countless references to pop culture from our generation raised by VHS and Playstation, it was as if our own minds had somehow collectively made a sitcom without any of us knowing about it, and made it far more amazing than we ever could have imagined. To this day I don’t think I’ve connected with any television show in such a visceral way. 

So, when I was invited to contribute to the exhibition, after already having created artworks inspired by Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim, it just felt like a good time to return to the seminal show. When I started to think about what to do, it became clear that all the main characters needed to be in there, and as many of the minor ones I could squeeze in too, so something rather epic began.

Skipping to the end (!) I could call it a labour of love, but it didn’t really feel like labour at all.

The show opens Tuesday, August 20th, and remaining prints will be available online at some point after that.

My work here is done.

You’ll also find me on Twitter and Facebook and various prints and products can be purchased from my Society6 store.