Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Here's the inks for this commission. If i get a chance tonight i'll do some grey-wash work on it.


Monday, July 20, 2009


Here's the pencils to the commission i've been working on; yeah, it's Punisher Vs Deadpool. Fun. Never drew Deadpool before and i've been meaning to do a good Punisher drawing for a while.

Had to change things up from the layout. The original black clouds i was going to do were cluttering things up a big, so i moved them to one side. Made the moon bigger to make it a bit more visually interesting too. Temptation was to go in and add detail on the moon, but i thought it was better off as it was. Whenever i get the feeling i shouldn't add more to a drawing, it's usually the right call. The lack of detail in the sky is balanced by all the junkyard detail, i think. Looking forward to inking this.

Just realized the first issue of Poe was out this week, the one with the fancy cover i did a while back. Must have a look for it in the comic shop. You must, that is.

Gonna be busy for the next few weeks, so posting will be less frequent than the usual every second day, sorry.


Friday, July 17, 2009


I posted some rough doodles for a commission i'm doing a few days ago. People liked a certain layout, so i fleshed it out a little and decided to go with this. Looking forward to drawing it.

Also, just a reminder, tonight is the Comic Cast Birthday Bash; with comedians, live bands, comics and it's free, FREE i tells ya (before 11).

Twisted Pepper, Dublin Town. See ya there.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


.......well, kinda.

This Friday sees the first birthday party for the Comic Cast; Ireland's premier (ie, only) comics podcast. As part of the celebration, they're projecting artwork from various artists (some from other Eclectic Micks too i believe) at the venue. Along with some various drawings, as a 'birthday present,' i gave them the first proper 28 Days Later drawing i did of Selena, the main character from the book. I haven't shown any sequential pages (and won't til near it's publication date) but the image i've given the lads is the only proper non-sequential drawing i've done for the book. You wanna see it? You gotta come to the Comic Cast Birthday Bash. This Friday. Free in before 11pm.

Details here.

See you there.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009


More from my life drawing sketchbook today, this time of the male model. Don't get much reaction to the life drawing here these days, but i know a couple of people who like seeing it, so i'll keep posting it from time to time.

Don't forget Tuesday means Tuesdec on the Eclectic Micks blog.


Sunday, July 12, 2009


Hello there. Haven't posted anything especially rough in a while, so here are some sketches that are as rough as i get. A little commission i've started working on, but am finding it tough to come up with a good composition.


Friday, July 10, 2009


For all those who can't make it to see the exhibition i've been ranting on about, all the work can now be seen online here

While i'm at it, i thought i'd point out my 3 favourite pieces from the night. Though the exhibition as a whole features many different kinds of mediums, my favourites ended up being the paintings. Two of which are actually acquaintances from my art college days.

My favourites were...

Kevin O'Keeffe, 'The Brontosaurus finally dead...' Oil and Gold Leaf on Board

Stephen Murphy, 'Leather', Oil on canvas

And my favourite out of the whole exhibition...

Stephen McCarthy, 'Ballad of a Gentle Pause', Acrylic and ink on canvas


Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Should really have mentioned this a while back...

This year's Tripwire Annual, in which i have a 3-page strip (page one, two, three) hasn't been picked up for distribution in the States. Dick Move.

However, it will be distributed in the UK and Ireland, so all who read this should really order it in from your local comic shop. Tripwire is a great publication with in-depth interviews and features and this year's is no different(see a heap of preview material here)

You can also order it from it's website here

Go on; get to it.


Sunday, July 05, 2009


Anyone who regularly checks out the Eclectic Micks blog will know i recently did a piece with some of my favourite robots from Futurama (see here), one of which was the character Roberto.

Well, i looked through some old files and found two drawings i did a few years back of Roberto. They were part of an exhibition i had in Limerick after i finished college. They were probably the first things i every coloured on computer (it wasn't even Photoshop; as i hadn't gotten the program at that stage).

Anyhoo, i can't show any 28 Days Later stuff yet, so i thought i'd stick these two old pieces up today.


Friday, July 03, 2009


More from the auld life drawing sketchbook. Haven't been to a class since i started 28 Days Later, but i'll get back to it once the summer's over. Like how i managed to keep things simple with this one.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Mentioned this last week, but just a reminder to any Dublin-heads who read this blog, that the Rocketeer drawing i did for the Eclectic Micks blog (that everyone likes so much) is included in a group exhibition this Thursday. The exhibition runs until the 16th of July, but the opening will be at 7pm this Thursday, in Mill Street Studios.

Any time i've said 'Mill Street' to anyone i hear "Where....?" so here's a map for your benefit.

Might see some of ye there.