bloodsausage.co.uk is the thoroughly misbehaved vehicle of illustrator and animator Dave Anderson, there to help even the most uptight organisation find their funny.
From flip chart stand-up performances around the dives of London, via a Masters from Central St Martins and five incredible years in Peru, Dave is now working on his unique brand of comedy from his studio in Barcelona.
He's directed Cancer Research UK's major “Dryathlon” campaign, pieces for the BBC, Nickelodeon, Huggies and The Players' Tribune, and made animations with both Colin Farrell and Bill Bailey (the latter winning a British Arrows Gold Award).
His warmly received film's for Alain de Botton's “School of Life” brought a refreshing take on the stigma around depression and anxiety. The animation he made for Dr Christopher Ryan, author of the New York Times best-seller Sex at Dawn, was more “off-piste” (the story of Chris's first sexual experience...which was with a cat), but was still aired and discussed at length on The Joe Rogan Experience, perhaps the world's most popular podcast.
Dave's work for the popular singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal has been screened (and sometimes won awards) at short film festivals around the world and also at London's Design Museum. As soon as footballer Luis Suarez gnawed a chunk out of an opponent at the 2014 World Cup, Tom and Dave put together the video Hey Luis Don't Bite Me. It quickly caught fire, appearing not only on the Mirror and Guardian websites, but news outlets across Latin American and Spanish national radio.
As well as features for both Women's Health, Esquire and Nike's Dare to Zlatan campaign, Dave is the regular illustrator for the online section of the UK national newspaper Metro. His drawings also fill The Third QI Book of General Ignorance.
His comic prints have succeeded in climbing the walls of London's Jealous and Lazarides Galleries, Liberty's department store, London Art Fair and exhibitions in Berlin and Philadelphia, and his greetings cards have found their way into Paperchase and Urban Outfitters. The satirical dog toys of British MPs he designed this year with Pet Hates Toys (as seen on ITV's This Morning show) are currently on the shelves of all Scribbler stores.
Lastly, Dave is also a regular storyboard artist for several production companies and has worked closely with the most respected comedy directors, such as Taika Waititi, Steve Bendelack, James Haworth and Roderick Fenske and was absolutely chuffed to help the brilliant comedian Harry Hill plan his movie.
The simple yet very humouristic drawings Dave Anderson makes are always contrasting within themselves. Form and content seem to be created to be the exact opposites of each other, and that's what makes his style so interesting.
The good Mister Anderson’s art lies deliciously between maths-book doodles, evil Hallmark cards and left-wing newspaper cartoons. His humour is dry and acerbic, his wit sardonic and ironic. Imagine a young, British, OCD, po-mo Larson, his gaze penetrative and revealing, his tongue scathing and sharp, like a Radio 4 comedy presenter contemplating his suicide note.
If you don’t have a good old belly laugh, or at least a chuckle at his creations, well, you’re even more bitter than I am.