Wednesday 28 October 2009

Design Week Graphic Novel.

More comics. This is a two pager I worked on last week for a new collaborative graphic novel called 'Machines, Miracles or Magic?' being produced by Lee Grace as part of Design Week. The premise was based on the brilliant Arthur C. Clarke quote “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

It will be launched on Friday 6th November 2009 at 6pm in Waterford City Library, Lady Lane.

Click images to see bigger versions .

Can't wait to see it!

Movember Comic

I was asked to contribute a page to a book that was made as part of the Movember charity week. I did a comic strip based on the jealousy of not really being able to grow facial hair as a teenager while all my friends were able to grow beards and sideburns and all sorts of hairy creations on their faces. I still can't even do it properly.

Click the image to read it all proper like.


As part of OFFSET 2009 the boyos in Small Print are hosting a really exciting exhibition exhibition called Peepshow in Monster Truck gallery. They asked a selection of artists to create a new piece of art based on pure expressive fantasy or humourous titillation. The ruder the better basically. I think it's going to be a very interesting show indeed ;-)

I was delighted to be asked to take part. Here's a small section from mine. You'll have to go see the show to see the rest of it along with the other artworks!

It opens on Monday 2nd November and will run all week along side OFFSET.

Monday 26 October 2009


I still haven't managed to see any of the Make A Wish posters I've done around. My Dad spotted this one in Dun Laoghaire so it was nice to see it in action.

Heineken Expression



I've been mad busy over the last week or so and completely forgot to post about the Heineken Expressions night that the Small Print hosted last Thursday. It was great fun meeting lots of new illustrators and scawling all over the walls. I forgot my blummin' camera as well but the lovely Tado managed to get a snap of my piece. Click here to see all the amazing work produced on the night on their Flickr site.

There will be two more events in the next few weeks where we'll be drawing live again. One in Cork on 13th November and one in Galway on 27th November. Loads more details here.

Thursday 15 October 2009

The Irish and Other Foreigners

The brilliant Shane Hegarty recently completed his third book called The Irish and Other Foreigners and I jumped at the chance to do the cover illustration when he asked me. A few years ago I used to draw a weekly illustration for his column in the Irish times magazine called Irisholgy so it was great fun to be back working with him.

He looks at what we think we know about the first Irish, where they came from and why they seem to have landed here long after they colonised our neighbours all the way up to modern immigration and emigration. A fascinating, informative and really funny read I tell you.

It will be available at the end of the month.

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Make A Wish Animation

As well I was working on the Spaceman poster for the Make A Wish charity print campaign I also designed these three characters for a section of a TV spot which is on at the moment.

Piranha Bar in Dublin modeled and animated them in 3D for the opening sequence of the ad and they look really lovely. Also check out Stephen Synnott's brilliant Knight which they brought t0 life brilliantly also.

Click here to see it.

Denny in Cork

This is the second pop-up shop for the Denny Home is campaign that can be seen around the country that I worked on recently with Peter Snodden in DDFHB. I did the door, sign and windows etc in this one. This one is on Patrick Street in Cork city.

Thursday 8 October 2009


Over the last six months I have been working on and off on a short animated film which I have FINALLY finished. We're just doing the editing at the moment. It's being shown tomorrow night for the first time as part of a Darklight night hosted by Synth Eastwood along with films by DADDY, Lovely productions and Fergal Brennan. We'll all be doing a talk about the films afterwards.

Click here for more details

It turned out to be a fun family collaboration with the story written by my brother Andrew and the sound and music done by my other brother Simon. I also had amazing help with the animation from two brilliant animators Andy Barry and Grace Chan.

I'll post the full film here next week.

Friday 2 October 2009

Make A Wish on Scamp

Just posted a full list of all of the amazing artwork done for Make a Wish on Scamp. Check it out!