Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SUMMER EDITION 09 THIS WEEKEND!




Here`s just a little sketch I was knocking away at on the computer.Everytime I`ve ever set foot in a pub,there`s always without fail an aul lad like this somewhere...

Also I probably won`t get a chance to post again before this weekend so just a quick reminder that "Summer Edition 09" is on this Saturday at the Filmbase in Temple Bar.
It`s free in so if you`re around Dublin pop your head in.
It`s also run by three of the soundest people in Irish comics(not me,I`m a prick)
Phil Barrett,Paddy Lynch and Katie Blackwood.

Link

Also,I have a follower!And not just any follower but Aidan Courtney who put together RiRĂ¡,an Irish language comic anthology with work by Bob Byrne,Alan Nolan and Dec Shalvey.
I remember a few weeks before the Summer break,I saw a copy of the RiRĂ¡ sample ish on the desk of my maths teacher!

Cheers Aidan!

Monday, June 29, 2009

#24



Howdy,podnahs.

Stephen Mooney,nice man that he is,posted up a sketch of #24 that I sent him on to the Eclectric Micks blog!
Check it out now before he comes to his senses and takes it back down!

Link

Oh,and if you`re not already watching The Venture Bros(where #24 comes from)then START!

Also,I think it might well be the biggest exposure of one of my doodles...the Micks blog has about 60 followers,and I`d imagine there are a fair few people who aren`t "followers" but still check in regularly.
My blog certainly doesn`t have 60 steady readers(I`d imagine there`s about two,including me)and the most I`ve ever printed of my work is 60 copies of Tweet and I still have most of them in my room.
So,I`m pretty sure that Mooney just put my work in front of more people than I ever could`ve.
So,thanks again,Moonman!

Also,I think(I may be wrong)that it`s the first non-Micks doodle that`s been posted there!Sweet Jeeezuz

Saturday, June 27, 2009

HOW DOES THAT HANDSOME DEVIL,LUKE F,CREATE A COVER?

Here`s how!



1.Fist off,I drew the character(not a thing I usually do,normally I draw the stuff farthest back first when I`m using the computer)using GIMP and the Wacom.I really like how the shirt came out.



2.Then I went into Paint(yes,Paint.I know,Iknow)and added some black spaces.You`ll see why later.



3.Back to GIMP.I turn those "black spaces" into "buildings" by drawing bricks(very loose bricks)and adding some white spaces to act as windows.



4.Back to Paint(I know,I know)to make those white spaces look somewhat like windows instead of plain white boxes.



5.Add text in GIMP.

And that`s it from start to finish.About an hour and a half`s work.
I also wanted to be a bit looser and cartoony in this piece after reading Perramus by Alberto Breccia(sent to me by Matt "D`Israeli" Brooker,along with a load of extra goodies!Cheers,Matt).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I PRESENT TO YOU...




...THE MASTER RACE!
Nasty Nazi Nick Griffin of BNP fame was pelted with eggs and started crying.

I`ll just leave these here...

DERRY....AYE!


Howdy podnahs.

The 2D Festival up in Derry was feckin class as always.Got to meet up with Will Sliney(there`s a link in the coloumn over there ->) for the first time in near enough two years!If you come across a copy of Farscape anywhere,snap it up.Will is really pulling off some great stuff recently.

I managed to shift a fair few copies of "Tweet" after a slow enough start.There was a lot of interest in the aul` portfolio I had as well.I was even asked to do a few sketches which was surreal to say the least...(Didn`t even think of getting a photo of any of them cos I`m a plank)

I also got to catch up a bit with Matt Brooker(AKA,D`Israeli).He`s sending me some fantastic comics by Alberto Breccia and I can`t wait to get my grubby little hands on them!
Also,I was sitting next to comics legend Bryan Talbot!

In other news,I assume everyone has heard by now that Bob Byrne is fecking off to Spain for the foreseeable future?Fair play to him I suppose...
...the lucky bastard.

Anyhoo,I`m hoping to have some stickers of the "Love comics.Hate racism" design done for this yoke on the 4th of July in Temple Bar.