Is Monday gettin’ all up in your mix and making you feel sad and blue? Don’t worry Juan - it’s #FunkMongerMonday ! Today’s funk comes all the way from the marvellous Tom J Newell .
I’ve been running #FunkMongerMonday for 14 weeks now, and in that time you’ll have seen nothing but the best funk, the best monk and the best trunk. This week is no different because the Funk is being Mongered from Tom J Newell. Now, I’ve been a fan of Tom’s work ever since I was enjoying a respectable evening in a cheery tavern in Digbeth called Alfie Bird's. I had drunk me a big ol’ mug of refreshing Tang and I was lookin’ for one more. I then stumbled upon a Jose Cuervo mural on the third floor that made my feet turn into framed pictures of celebrity TV magician turned Catchphrase presenter Stephen Mulhern. Tremendous it was. Absolutely tremendous. I gave it a good old fashioned stare before locating another mug of Tang, but by then all I could think about was the fancy illustrations of Mr Tom J Newell. Since then I’ve been following his work closely (in a creepy but non-threatening manner) ‘cos he’s been smashing the place up left right and centre with his fancy pack of Posca pens and his sandwich box full of dreams. Don’t take it from me though Ricky, screw your ears on and go check him out - he’s up to all kinds of funk!