Monday, December 14, 2009

Dark Rider, Pale Horse

A silent strip written by Cullen Bunn for the small press comic Something Wicked




Monday, November 16, 2009

Green Man-Fantasmagoria




My Green Man illustration is featured in this really nice book-(which just came in the mail)

This is the kind of book I loved as a kid-page after page of amazing drawings of weird creatures

buy it

now



Monday, November 9, 2009

Offset

A great weekend listening to some of my favourite artists showcasing and discussing their work, : Tara McPherson, James Jean, Dave MacKean...and interesting panel discussions by some of Irelands' finest PJ Lynch, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Judge, Steve Simpson

Still feeling a little overwhelmed by it all


"Say Cheeeeeeese" Tara McPherson and me




Wristbands from the weekend

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sorry I cant take your call right now...


http://www.ztoical.com/goalmainpage.html

I did this for the book "Sorry I cant take your call right now but I'm off saving the world"

The book is dedicated to Conor Lyons a Goal worker- all proceeds go to Goal

Monday, November 2, 2009

Scream comic- my page






As it has now been released I'll show you the completed page I did for the Scream comic tribute

get your free PDF here

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tyranny Rex


For the regular 2000adonline art comp. This months theme is Loving The Alien

This picture is based on a vaguely remembered scene from the story Soft Bodies many years ago

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Snakbite- from the last Misty special


I'm going to post some of the comic strips I've done over the last few years. This is a sample from a story called Snakebite that appeared in the last Misty special

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scream- 80s horror comic-a tribute

Illustrations for a poem by Shaun Avery that appeared in the Scream tribute comic







Monday, October 5, 2009

Misty Special 2009


The Misty Special is finally out


I did a strip in this called Th Cult of The Cats-- previously posted here


This is mainly created by fans of the original comic but there are a few professionals on board too

Buy it here

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dirty Frank again


Although I hadn't really intended it I'll stick him in with all the other "Animation" style Dredd -world characters

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dirty Frank(Tribute to Henry Flint)

Here's another for the regular art comps that happen on 2000ad's forum


Dirty Frank is an undercover judge in the shittiest part of megaCity1...so undercover he's ..sort of lost his mind

He smells, he's vi0lent and very charming


He reminds me of people i know

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bro Sis


An illustration for Birmingham's Bro-Sis youth project

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Dark Judges


Fire, Death, Mortis, Fear

Mean Machine Angel

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tweak

"Animated" Dredd

Ok, it's not- but it sort of looks like it could be from an animation...maybe?

Sick of trying to be the next Ortiz or Gibbons I thought I'd try a minimal approach using Flash

I quite like the results

I think, as long as the mood takes me that I'll do a few supporting characters while I'm at it

Friday, May 22, 2009

Klamp-R- Traffic Controls Ultimate Weapon


Another one for the 2000AD art comp

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Judge Dredds Ill advised law suit

Another one for 2000adonlines art comp

The idea is from the Dredd story in prog 1610-PDF sample here

It's a fun story where Justice Dept get Dredd to try a revolutionary new 'intelligent' suit

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rumpus, The Ape with the Drape

A portrait of one of the coolest one- off characters in one of the greatest vignettes in the ABC Warriors story from 2000AD.

His relationship with his father Bedlam, his need to join what he perceives as his peers, his betrayal, Bedlams reaction "with tooth and claw!"

Zarjaz stuff

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gav Beattie/Tiny Little Horse



Great to see my friend and ex-band mate Gav getting the media attention he deserves in the blog The Small Print.

Gav has produced hundreds of distinctive gig posters for DIY and punk bands here in Ireland and abroad.

Read the interview here

Gav and I played in the punk band Backhanders , and the Oi covers band The Bootleg Bootboys some years ago.

Look... there we are..


Backhanders

Monday, April 6, 2009

Frankensteins Monster

An alternate ending to the scene with the little girl

This has been sitting on my hard-drive for a couple of years as a photo-shop sketch but i finally got around to finishing it this morning

Sunday, April 5, 2009



A pinup design for my band Aces Wild

Monday, March 16, 2009

According to Luke by Gerry Stembridge

Some time ago i had the pleasure of illustrating the serialised novel According to Luke by Gerry Stembridge. This appeared monthly in The Dubliner magazine and was later published by Penguin Ireland . I thought it's be nice to post them all up together.













At thirty, Luke Reid seems to have an enviable life. He is a child of the leafy suburbs, attractive - in an understated way, tolerant and erudite, socially assured, professionally successful, romantically settled. In short, a textbook example of upper middle class contentment. But in his thirty-first year, Luke feels a strange new emotion - shame - when his father, Frank, a leading barrister, is implicated in decades of political sleaze. Unlike his mother, older sister and teenage brother, who try to ignore the whole sordid business, and unlike his younger sister, made helpless by the thought that her Daddy could do wrong, Luke decides to tackle the cancer of corruption head-on. He becomes a self-appointed campaigner for restorative justice, trying to make good the damage his father has done. His actions are unpredictable, shocking and life-altering - not just for himself, but for all those close to him. According to Luke is a scintillating novel that gets under the skin of contemporary Ireland, a darkly comic moral tale, sizzling with ironic implications, about the abuse of privilege and the folly of human nature.