Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Have a Super Steam-Powered Christmas...

Ho ho ho! Happy Christmas, see y'all in 2013. Over and out.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Behance - Update

Have dusted off and dragged up to date my Behance account.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Emanata - iPad - uPad?

I've got comic material for download on the American-based Emanata app for iPad. This is a comic reader for the iPad which focuses on the work of independent comic creators.

Older material 'Random' is available to view for free and my more recent material 'Charlatan Tales' can be downloaded for $2.99.

It's an easy to navigate app with some great work from a really varied mix of independent creators, they hope to roll the app out on to other tablets in due course.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012

i am i Project - Update

Last year I was involved with creating the illustrated and design content for the 'i am i' Project created and facilitated by Kate Brown.

This artwork has now been donated to the childrens ward of Letterkenny General Hospital, Co.Donegal, Ireland.

Here's a report from online local news, Donegal News.

Chuffed to have work I've done on such a fun project find a home in the hospital I was born in (contrary to popular belief, I didn't land from space Gonzo-style).

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sketchbook 011

A few pages from a little A5 sketchbook I've got...

Sunday, 4 November 2012

New Empress Magazine - Strip Nude for Your Killer

An illustration created for the latest edition of New Empress magazine to accompany a piece on 1970s Italian giallo (Italian horror/thriller films from the early 70's which contained pretty extreme sex and violence and pre-dated American slasher films) 'Strip Nude for Your Killer'.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Notion Deep Inside..

Last year, it was a Gram Parsons piece for my brother's 40th,this year it's my sisters turn and she gets this Bruce Springsteen piece as she's a massive, massive fan (not long back from seeing a home town concert in New Jersey).

It's A3 dimensions and created using pencil, watercolour, ink and charcoal.

I probably lose Brucie Bonus Points as the image is from the 'Born to Run' photoshoot and lyrics are from 'Badlands' to be found on 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

London Comic Con MCM Expo - Next Weekend...

I'm taking part in the Comic Village at London MCM Comic Con next weekend, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.

Will be selling comics, prints, cards and original work.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


A two-pager I've just completed...

For this I wanted to channel (rip-off) the boldness and abstraction in the E.C. work of Harvey Kurtzman. If you're going to steal, steal from the best etc.etc.

I also wanted it to be inkwork and inkwork alone, no post-scan texures, Photoshop shading etc. applied.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

True Love is Like the Loch Ness Monster

This is a book cover illustration I created for Helen Cox, editor of New Empress film magazine, of which I create regular illustrated content for. It's a collection of film essays and criticism.

The cover concept was from a frankly bizarre (but fun) brief from Helen.

I also created the type treatment.

It can be bought through here.

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Hollows

I've just completed a nine page story 'The Hollows' which will be appearing in the next issue of 'Charlatan Tales'.

It's written by mate Mark Kavanagh, actor, writer, raconteur.

Here's the first three pages...

The basis of it came about after a drunken discussion to do a story built around the old school ghost story set up of a seance. A lot of fun to work on. Here's the layers of the onion showing pencils and layouts of the first page...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Zombies Hi - Animal Magic

I've recently pencilled and inked a 3 page story, 'Animal Magic' which appears in newly released issue 6 of Zombies Hi, it's scripted by Stephen Heron and has been coloured by Shaun Whoriskey.

Below is my original black and white linework:


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Alternative Press Fair - 4th/5th August 2012

I'm taking part in the Alternative Press fair at Conway Hall in Holborn, Central London. This is a part of the International Alternative Press Festival.

I'll have a table on Saturday 4th August selling comics and prints.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Saturday, 30 June 2012

New Empress Magazine - Freaks

Have recently completed this full page illustration for New Empress magazine to accompany an article on Tod Browning's 1932 film 'Freaks'.

I wanted to use colours that were seemingly randomly selected and bordering on garish to replicate the garish cheap pulpy thrills of the subject matter and the day, hopefully I wasn't too successful in this and it seems like they actually were selected without any thought.

A3 illustrative prints of this are available from my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Super Beatles

I've had this concept banging around my head for sometime but really got worked up to do it when I saw Tom Whalen's beautiful 'Yellow Submarine' prints recently.

The original ink work and A3 prints can be bought over at my Etsy store.

All together now!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Charlatan Tales

Interior page samples...

I began selling the first issue of new comic material 'Charlatan Tales' in the Comic Village at London ComicCon MCM Expo at the weekend. It contains a number of self-contained stories and is printed in colour and black and white.

Here's a shot of me at the convention (covering up a facial bruise/graze I got from falling off a mate's bike the night before the convention, perfect timing!)...

It can be bought online through Etsy, Ebay and Big Cartel.

It can also be bought in-store at these comic shops:
  • Sub City, 2 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, Dublin (available from 30/05/12)
  • Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA (available from 30/05/12)
  • Mega City Comics, Inverness Street Markets, 18 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ
  • OK Comics, 19 Thornton's Arcade, Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LQ
  • Gosh!, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR
A big thanks to David McAtamney for giving me a fun wee script to work with for one of the tales and also to Stuart Gould at UK Comics Creative for supplying hassle-free printing.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Teenage Wasteland

Cover image for 'Charlatan Tales' comic to be released at London ComicCon MCM Expo at the weekend as I've got a table in the Comic Village.

Should have details on 28/05/12 where you can pick it up in-store and online.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Incoming... Charlatan Tales

A Flash-based promo for first issue of soon to be released short story comic book, 'Charlatan Tales'.

It is being released within the Comic Village in London ComicCon MCM Expo, 25-27th May 2012 as I've got a table there next weekend.

Details on where to buy it in-store and online after that to be found on updates on this blog.

It can be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo also.
Stay tuned...

Monday, 30 April 2012

Uproar Comics - Artist Profile

I've recently done a few pages for 'Zombies Hi!' comic, published by Derry-based Uproar Comics. They'll appear in the next issue, number 6.

Uproar have got a wee profile of me and a few of my work samples over at their blog:


Check them out and give them a bit of support!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sketchbook 008

A number of sketchbook pages from a weekend spent in Belgium...