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.

4 comments:

Paddy said...

Looks great. Looking forward to getting a copy.

Emma said...

Sounds like a great book. I will have to get my hands on a copy of that. I still love his column. And of course the cover is brilliant.

jaboopee said...

looks brillant, which one are you in this lot? the guy at the far right back ? love the denny building ,the drumcondra one is just across the road from me and its a real joy to see...wouldn't it be fantastic if you could do this on every derelict or boring looking space....can you please make that happen .....

Andrew said...

The cover looks great. Nice caricatures.