Sunday, December 20, 2009

And so it goes, that all good things must come to an end...

I'm not going to lie, writing this is actually kind of awkward. It's the internet, but still.

Basically, after a full year of doing the Paper People Project, it has come to an "official end". There are a lot of reasons for my decision, and it's something I really wish I didn't have to do, but truth be told - ever since my favourite paper friends were stolen/lost, the project has actually made me sad. I haven't been able to work on new ones, or look at old ones without feeling a pang of sadness for the ones I don't know the whereabouts of. It sounds kind of lame and stuff I guess, but losing something you have put so much time and effort into is always going to hurt, somewhat.

I'd really like to thank a whole lot of people for helping me out and nudging me along the way, and turning Paper People into something more than a summer holiday hobby. I'd mostly like to thank:

My mum and dad. Of course.

My friends, for being the first paper people, and putting up my with spamming while I was desperate for photos.

Bats Magazine, who gave me my first exhibit (and then 3 after that, I think), and for also leading the way to a whole bunch of new exhibits and contacts. I owe most of this to them (:

Everyone who became a paper person, because of course, you were the foundation for the project!

I bet there is more people to thank but off the top of my head these are the few that came to mind first. Thanks also to everyone who became fans and bought stickers and willingly put up with my spammage until it became slightly unbearable. :)

Even though it's the end of the project I am going to leave the blog / myspace / facebook fan page available, because Paper People is something I might visit sometime in the future to use for other artistic endeavors. In the meantime, I am working on another folio of artworks completely different to Paper People, and if you are at all interested you can see it all on:

Again, thanks to everyone, stickers are still available if you'd like, and you can still contact me on :)

Ebony x

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Small Stickers: 20c each (137 available, some coloured) - Roughly 6cm tall
Medium Stickers: 50c each (119 available, some coloured) - Roughly 10cm tall
Large Stickers: $1 each (24 available, 4 choices) - Roughly 12.5cm
XLarge Stickers: $2 each (12 available, 1 choice only) - 18cm tall
Cheap as chips!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Paper People Stickers

I am going to have a whole bunch of stickers printed of my paper people for the Bats launch this weekend! I'll probably make them the original paper person size (which is about 12 - 15cm) as well as some that are smaller, and maybe a few of the colour ones* that are larger.

I am only printing the ones that featured on the cover of XOZ magazine as they are the most popular!

If you're interested in buying stickers and aren't going to be at the Bats launch, send me an email and I'm sure we can work something out. I haven't worked out prices yet since I have to work out the cost of printing etc. A pricing sheet will be posted by this Saturday!

* Note: The labels over their faces will not be there, and the three that are in colour will possibly be the only ones in colour.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Next Exhibit

Keep the date free lovely people!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The reason why I have dissapeared lately and haven't been drawing or blogging is because at the last exhibit I did, all my works were lost/stolen. Because of this I have had no motivation to actually work on anything new, nor have I even wanted to look at anything Paper People related. Sorry to anyone who has been sending photos, I will be doing some more soon, but at the moment I just can't!

It actually really upsets me thinking about the fact that they are gone, and I know to you they are just a bunch of little drawings - but they are just under a years worth of work. I'll start posting when I start drawing my stuff again.

In the mean time, feel free to email me at - if you know anything about where my paper people are let me know, or just email me to say hi or send a photo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cruella de Vil

Lately I have been doing a lot of illustration and drawing outside Paper People. If you're interested to see any of the other work I do, head on over to my other blog, an owls inventory. It's where I upload a lot of my other drawings / photos, and also photos of stuff I collect!

Here is one of my newest, it's a digital drawing of (my interpretation of) Cruella de Vil. ;)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Missing Paper People

Just a quick blog about some paper people that have gone missing at an exhibit I did at Little Jumbo! If anyone has taken / seen someone take any of my paper people from an exhibit it would be really great if you could email me at

My paper people are like my children and it really pains me that now some are missing because people don't realise how important they are to me!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Paper People on 'the bubble' II

Promote this piece of work

CLICK AND VOTE 5 STARS! The higher my votes, the better! I really want to win this to get a foot in the door (: It would be great to get some funding to do a bigger exhibit!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


It seems everyone has migrated to Facebook these days and I decided to get with the times. I have had facebook for ages but decided to make Paper People have one too. Click here to veiw it and please follow it! :D

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Well yes I exhibited at the Empire w/ Georg and a couple others thanks to the lovely ladies at Bats! Unfortunately I couldn't even get into my own exhibit (thank you age of 16) but who cares I had a great night anyway watching Pochahontus with my friend Jojo. Photos from Spank'd @ Empire are up on Rachaels blog, click here to check it owwwwt! :D

Oh and Bats totally have a website now at ! ;)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exhibit soon

Yeah I am actually doing an exhibit soon can you believe it? I'd not dead, I'm around. There is a bit happening for the ol' PPP soon. First up thought is this:

Kind of sux being a minor though since I can't actually stay for long (until 9pm, haha) but hey I am just glad to be doing something again! I'm working on some stuff for it.. only a small exhibit but still, come along, it will be a great night :)

I'm using an Alice in Wonderland theme for this night!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm not dead!

I am so sorry for basically abandoning you oh Paper Army. All is not lost - I exist! However I am currently working on some more stuff both for paper people and outside it. I'm biding my time as well, I am on holidays and being able to relax for now is really, really nice. No shows coming up, nor any new people to show off... But keep an eye out for my paper friends, they might appear from time to time.

If you feel like emailing me about anything don't hestitate too either! I think my PPP account has something wrong with it though.. So uh, my bad? :)

P.S. I also have 3 more giant paper people left for anyone interested!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


If you want to hear angels sing I suggest you attend this.

And I'm not joking, at all. They are AMZIZNG (with the extra Z).
Click here to hear 'em.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I am taking another Paper People break because I am busy with so much, and should probably concentrate on other things at the moment. :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Yesterday was the 4th Issue Bats Launch! It was really great fun, I exhibited again but not the same way as last time - Wheres Wally lost a few of my paper army. Here are some photos from the day! Pretty sure there is a video by coming soon, so I'll keep a look out :)

There are more photos on my Art By Owls myspace, to see them here or on Bats Magazines blog. There are also photos of my friends and I being anti social HERE. :D

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Okay so Four Thousand is like the guide to my life. And guess who got a (tiny) mention on Four Thousand.

HELL YES Paper People scored a mention on the Bats Issue Four Launch cut.

Check the article out at Four Thousand!

Oh, life. I love thee.

AND ALSO come to the launch this Saturday!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

XOZ Issue One

If you have any kind of love or respect (I expect neither) for Paper People, you WILL go and have a look at our feature in XOZ Issue One. I made the front cover as well. And Sophie did some hectic good work on the photography of all the fashion shoots. I know your really want to scoot on over there and check that shit out, so please do! Just click here!

My friend Ben was also featured, so keep an eye out for him :)

Friday, May 22, 2009


They are pretty cheap... $5? For half an hour of my time and the (free) printing facilities of my school I am offering prints of any paper person OF YOUR CHOICE. If you send me an email and let me know which you want I will print it off and you can buy it from me at the Bats Launch (whenever that is, I forget)

I will send out better details soon, this is just a pre-warning to tell you its on offer!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The weekend of the 29th and 30th is shaping up to be very decent indeed!

First on the 29th Bedroom Suck Records brings you Autumn Exchange!

*Starts at 7.30 not 6

and THEN the very next day Bats Magazine bring you their 4th issue launch! Yes, paper people will be up at the event (haha I feel so spesh my logo is even on the poster, woo, moving up in the world PPP, one poster at a time...)

The last Bats launch was a fucking blast so it is totally worth coming along to this one!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday Night

If you're not there.. We cant be friends anymore.

Paper People were displayed with Georg at the Bats launch! So he is a must to come check out. He is getting pretty famous on the Brisbane art scene. Don't think I have seen work by Rob Scott before but I am keen!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Navy Birds (again)

This time they are finished. Didn't plan on this post but I am anyway, I have been having a lot of blog whims lately!

Next to cut them out and stick them on the wall with the rest of my friends. :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Peny Lane!

Oooo more work, how lovely, things are really taking off lately! Peny Lane has asked me to draw up the photos for the 'About Me' section of their website!

My work was on Peny Lane after Junkyard about a month or so ago.

Peny Lane are basically a group of people (3 boys, 2 girls) who photograph social activities and fashionable people around Australia (I think it's Aus. I assume so, haha.) Here's a sample of their stuff!

... Yes, that is the Sartorialist. I am so envious.

If you like what you see and want to see more.. Or want to find yourself among the photos, check out !

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bedroom Suck Records

If you know of Yardhand then you SHOULD know of Bedroom Suck Records. It's Yardhand, but in music form (if you have ever tried to imagine this, you need not any more, as it exists IRL LOL) Yardhand does cool stuff like this:

So his art in music form is about as fucking rad as that.
Check it out!

Their band list is at the moment...
Oh Yee Denver Birds
Folk Foulk

CLICK HERE to see Bedroom Suck on Myspace.

Keep May 29th free for "Autumn Exchange" - Bedroom Suck, all in one night ;)

Sophie from Sophotos is displaying ;);)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Navy Birds

Okay so yeah I am the slackest person on the planet and was supposed to have this done like a day and a half ago (sorry Navy Birds...) but yes I finally did it. Don't have a scan of them yet but that can come later, sure. Here is their paper people in pencil form. :)

Check them out on myspace, at

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

XOZ Cover (Issue One)

OH HOW EXCITING. The girls at Aus Same Teens asked me to put together XOZ's first issue cover. Hooray! XOZ is an e-zine that is a branch of the Manchester XOX/Same Teens group. Not sure about the release date but I know there is a launch party on in Melbourne sometime this month. Here is a look at the cover!

Later on I'll post some links to the issue as well as some work my Sophie and I.
For now check out Aus Same Teens at


Eb and Dom = Famous.
These are for the XOZ fashion shoot we did with Sophie ( about op shop fashion and junk. You can see more photos on Sophie's blog ( or on my other blog about op shop/vintage junk (

Friday, April 17, 2009

This is on tomorrow night

Poster is updated by the way.
Come on guys lend a brother a hand! Fairly sure it is 18 plus but try your luck if your super hardcore.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

waffles + falafels

So now there is going to be a Waffles Girls + PPP extravaganza...
Keeps your eyes OPEN.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


then visit these two myspace and give them adding love please.
This is Sophie Richards, exhibited at the Bats 3rd Issue Launch with my lovely paper friends and only JUST made her photography myspace.
AND Yardhand! They also exhibited at both the Bats Launch and Junkyard with me! Joe from YH making me a skateboard too, what a winner.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

MORE Junkyard goodness!

Ola Roman, who was my "official" photographer for the night took some pretty sick snaps considering I was too lazy to. Check them out on her blog, Photographia (
Here's a teaser (or 3)!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Was good, pity I did not stay long.
Here are photos from what I did see - Pear and the Awkward Orchestra. They were SO GOOD.
Also a couple of scopes of the room, haha.

I sold one giant paper person... No photos of them yet, think I'll nick 'em off Ola.
Purchased 'Obama' by Yardhand too - will post a photo of that later on my other blog (