'Oot the Digger' is a slang used among prisoners in Scotland.'Oot' is 'Out'. The whole phrase means 'out of the solitary confinement' within the prisons.
I was commissioned to adapt a story of a former prisoner and heroin addict who managed to recover from addiction.This comic book complies 3 true stories of such former heroin addicts and prisoners and tells their personal struggles to get back into the society.
My comic artist friend Edward Ross http://edwardmaross.blogspot.co.uk/was originally commissioned to do this for the Strategy Planning Department, NHS Lothian, but he kindly involved me also for the project.
This is the part which Eddie beautifully realised.
And this part is also beautifully realised by Edinburgh based photographer Hannah Houston.
I met the person who allowed me to realise his story.He gave me a huge impression.What a different life he's been leading from mine.
We simply call it 干支(Eto).Here is my annual illustration for the new year.
I have to say that I made it too much 60's design...Anyway it's yet another new year's image!
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!