"My work always has me beavering away in the background, putting creative people together so they can make incredible music.  This picture captures that perfectly with me sat behind Steve who is the man behind Mike Oldfield, getting the best performances out of him on his new record.  I always feel that the best visual artists exist as if they were not there - observing the world unnoticed.   When I was a kid I loved the idea of being invisible and this drawing captures an element of that."


Mike Smith is the President of Music at Mercury Records UK, music man and illustrator.

The Manifesto asked him to collaborate on a sketch series, asking the question -  What is your manifesto?