(John Broadley) Sleepy Man Blues
Ink and collage on paper
14" x 10"
After a brief stint working as a freelance illustrator (1991 - 1996) I began producing a series of hand-made books in tiny editions of as few as five copies. These were collected and published by Jonathan Cape as ‘John Broadley’s Books’ in 2010.
I have also made books for other small-press producers, most notably Le Dernier Cri, which has released several ‘Wild For Adventure’ titles.
In 2012 I became the in-house illustrator for the London restaurant Quo Vadis where my drawings appear on dozens of daily changing menus, tablecloths, the interiors and online. Since then I and have since worked for clients including Fortnum & Mason, Liberty London, Berry Bros & Rudd, Phaidon, The Fine Cheese Co, New York Times, Zuni Cafe San Francisco etc.
In 2020 my first children’s picture book ‘While You’re Sleeping’ by Mick Jackson was published by Pavilion Books.
1988 - 1991 Liverpool Polytechnic - Graphic Design (BA Hons)
Royal College of Art London, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Birmingham University,
Leeds University, Hereford College of Arts, University of Hertfordshire, Cambridge School of Art.
John Broadley’s Books - Jonathan Cape (2010)
The Illustrated Story of England by Christopher Hibbert - Phaidon (2016)
While You’re Sleeping by Mick Jackson - Pavilion Children’s 2020
Published by Le Dernier Cri
Wild For Adventure 1 - 2001
Wild For Adventure 2 - 2011
All Night Fear of the Future - 2013
Wild For Adventure 3 - 2016