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  • Ammo Magazine invited My Poor Brain to be one of 54 character designers to exhibit at their Poop Deck exhibition in the Coningsby Gallery, London. Each designer created a nautical themed character to adorn a playing card – combined to create a full deck.
    I was given the task of designing the Undead Helmsman. I introduced a narrative to the character – a humorous way in which he became ‘undead’. As a pirate, a sword to the head would be an honourable way to go, however while he did die from a sword to the head, it’s not the kind of sword you might expect…
  • As the Helmsman, the ship's wheel is his wooden peg leg or hook hand.
  • How did his parrot die?
  • The Helmsman playing card.
  • The Helmsman playing card being printed.
  • The Helmsman was also hung at Ammo Magazine’s Poop Deck exhibition in the Coningsby Gallery, London.
  • Concept work from pencil sketch, to line work to finished piece.
  • The Helmsman features as part of a full deck of playing cards by 54 international character designers.