Tuesday 22 February 2011

The Lonely Beast website!

After lots of false starts and much work I have finally finished The Lonely Beast Book website. There's lots of down-loadable stuff as well as info and photos so have a browse when you have a moment or two. It's iPhone and iPad friendly too so if you have either of those check it out in those formats. Thanks to Amy D'eath in Andersen Press for the help with some of the graphics and sound advice.

We are currently working on a video of the Beast out and about in the woods using the incredible suit that Renate Heschke created. All will be revealed in the next week or two!

I've received a bunch of emails looking for signed copies of the book so you can now purchase it here directly from me for €10 with a signature and inscription of your choice along with a nice postcard, all with free shipping! Apologies for my very basic shop :-)

Upstart 2011

My entry to upstart.ie 2011.

UpStart is a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. They plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City by adding 500 new artworks across the city. 

For my entry I wanted to try and capture those positive fun 70's and 80's posters that people would hang on their walls as teenagers, mine being 'We're all in the same boat, man' type thing. There's been so much negativity in the press and on the radio in Ireland so I just want to paint the bigger picture that represents everyone in the current global climate.

They rejected it anyway, ah well.

You can check out all 500 that made it through here.

I reckon I'll add some text to it and do a limited print of it in the next few weeks which I'll post here.

Comic Cast!

I totally forgot to post this new banner I did for the incredible Comic Cast podcast. If you haven't heard the beautiful Craig and Liam's infectious monthly podcast get over there and listen to their whole back catalogue you won't be disappointed, it's most excellent.


TVAds.ie have recently revamped their website with lots of new functionality and I was chuffed to be asked to supply the first guest banner for the topper most bit along with the radio icon.

AXA Book Print Ads

Some of the lovely artwork for the print ads from the AXA book commercial I worked on with the fellows in The Pool.

The Real Rebecca

Anna Carey's great debut new novel The real Rebecca hit the shelves last week with a great launch in the Gutter Book Shop, Dublin. I was delighted to be asked to design the cover.

Pablo Picante Restaurant Deux

Pablo opened his second restaurant before Christmas in Clarendon row and I only got to visit it for the first time last week. It's very lovely indeed, this time I tried the chicken burrito and I recommend it no end.

I worked on some new bits and bobs for the new place but it's great that the old sign and interior designs have been re-used. There's also a cool new neon sign! Drop in for some delicious burritos if you're in the area.