I have a very special post for you today. John Blanche (=[The Man]=) has sent through a photo of his desk for your enjoyment.
I am sure you'll all be as surprised as I was to see he does not work in a crumbling attic full of cobwebs, bottled homunculi and the bones of heretics. He explains that he hates clutter and tries to pair his kit only down to the essential components. The desk itself is a simple oak affair topped by an Edwardian teacher's writing box. Beside this sits his MacBook Pro and a wooden tea box in which he keeps his miniatures. He prefers to paint by natural north light, but has an anglepoise daylight lamp for occasional use.
This spartan set-up is complemented by a general lack of miniatures on display. JB explains that he has gradually reduced his collection over the years and retains only a few pieces. On the wall hangs an illustration by Ian Miller, 13th century vellum Bible page and a Frederick the Great-era cavalry pistol. In front of the desk is a hard wooden stool. JB doesn't use this work station for illustration - he prefers to stand while painting as it evades problems like neck and back ache.
I hope you've enjoyed this insight into JB's working practices and thanks the The Rat King himself for sending though this enlightening image.