Monday, December 13, 2010


no, i dont really know either

Friday, December 10, 2010

Download>Print>Send = Happy 2000AD related xmas

For anyone who wants to send a 2000AD related xmas card , here are the four designs from my previous post

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wikileaks/Eddie Izzard joke

(click the image for context)
Well I thought it was funny ..

Happy Exmas

Here are a couple of cards me and my friend Brian did for the 2000AD forums Advent Calendar (top 2 are mine) . Brian had the idea of printing them up and giving them away in a raffle.
See forum for details.

I also did an extremely sophisticated, expertly animated little flash thing of Bradley-click the image

The other card is a reworking of this sketch I did last year

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tales from The Emerald Isle- my contribution

Here are the drawings I contributed to Tales From The Emerald Isle- the fanzine celebrating the various Irish characters that have appeared in 2000AD over the years. The fanzine is now on sale from Hibernia Books blog.

Tales from The Emerald Isle

from the blog;

Its a 28 page, A4, black & white fanzine of 2000ad characters in Ireland.
Characters featured are:

Judge Joyce
Slough Feg
Maeve the Many Armed
Harlem Heroes

Featuring the talents of Matthew McLaughlin, Bryan Coyle Johnny McMonagle, Dirk Van Dom, David Blankley, Richmond Clements, Shaun Avery, James Newell, David Withers and Alan Nolan, with design by David Withers and Mike Carroll.

Cost is

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

RIP Ingrid Pitt

I received this in the post today

then heard that the great Ingrid Pitt had passed away. Sad news.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tales from the Emerald Isle fanzine

From Hibernia Books, the people who brought you the recent Doomlord and The 13th Floor collections come Tales from The Emerald Isle, a fan tribute to the Irish cast and characters that have appeared in 2000AD.

I have contributed a couple of drawings to it and I'll post them once the book is about 2 weeks

More details as I get them...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Father and Mother Earth

Two characters from 2000ad. One an unforgettable bit player , the other a character most would like to forget.

I started this with the intention of going into insane Chris Weston/Cliff Robinson detail...but as usual , ran out of steam

All Clear...

Well almost..Doc says I only have a few more treatments left, psoriasis mostly gone...for now

So I'm going to get as many tattoos as my bank balance allows while the going's good

(I'm keeping the thong)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Therapy 2- In the Pink

I'm now deemed too pink for treatment.

Treatment resumes next week when i return to a normal colour

Because of the visor my head is a complelety different colourt to the rest of me...sheeesh

Friday, September 3, 2010


I'm on a course of photo-therapy for my psoriasis. The apparatus is more or less the same as a tanning booth. What they didn't tell me was that I'd have to wear a skimpy paper posing pouch. I've never felt so ridiculous

Today was my second course and in case I didn't feel silly enough they've now added a protective visor to my outfit.

As well as treating my skin condition I'm getting a lesson in discovering just how uncomfortable I am in my... nudieness

For purposes of context..

Friday, July 2, 2010

Duelling Banjo Pigs

Check out this great blog:

About The Duel of Banjo Pigs

It started out with a duel between friends. Guy Francis challenged fellow illustrator, Stacy Curtis, to a duel of banjo playing pigs. Now, other illustrators have joined the fun with banjo pigs of their own!

I sent the guys this one of mine-you can view it here

Friday, June 25, 2010

Is there anybody out there?

I'm beginning to question the validity of this thing

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


He-Mans trusty side-kick in old school tattoo form

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The Gorgon Medusa

Monday, May 10, 2010

RIP Frank Frazetta

Very sad to hear of the death of the legendary Fank Frazetta. His work was an inspiration to generations, often copied, never equaled.


Friday, April 23, 2010


Just a quickie of the Goddess Athena, for no particular reason

Life Drawing

Some old life drawings

The Joy of Sox

Inspired by a friends home-made sock puppets

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I've added some pictures to the Behance Networking site

Johnny McMonagle Portfolio

Friday, April 9, 2010

Website updated

I've added a sketches section to my main website

have a look

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Folsom Five bass drum

The logo I designed for my band The Folsom Five. Cover created by Foxy of The Mosquitos

Monday, March 29, 2010

Aces Wild- Air Force

A design that may or may not end up on a t-shirt

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Comic art visions of wind farms

The multi-talented Vicky Stonebridge put the call out for comic artists to interpret their idea of wind farms. I did a corny joke imagining people ni the future robbing the wind 'created' by these farms...I'd hoped to come up with something better before the deadline but didn't... so wind rustling is up on the BBC news page LINK

Monday, March 22, 2010

Betty Page

50s pinup legend Betty Page- Drawn in flash, then added some halftones in photoshop to get a retro look

Friday, March 19, 2010

Joe Fury and The Hayride

A couple of logos for the excellent Joe Fury and The Hayride


Monday, March 15, 2010

Nemesis and Purity

For the 2000ad forum art comp- The theme was "breaking The Law"

Friday, March 12, 2010

Heads of Horror

Dinosaur Rock

A dinosaur playing a Mosrite guitar

based on this doodle i did last night while watching telly

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Another oldie- for The Good Soldier Svejk- as device to illustrate the Czech Republic and their possible direction in the EU. For The New Presence Magazine CZ republic

Old comics stuff

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baron Samedi

I did this sketch in Flash this morning- then decided to finish it off. I did the background in photoshop

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New site revamp

I've redesigned my website-- go on have a look

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I haven't done a walk cycle in a very long time

Monday, February 1, 2010

Walking the Dog

Here's a screen-shot of a short animation I'm making

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Misty Comic in SFX(March)

A nice mention for this comic that I worked on in the March edition of SFX magazine

""Long-term readers might remember we featured issue one of the specials in these very pages over three years ago, in our 2006 Christmas issue to be precise. Well they've only gone and made a ruddy 'nother, and about time! For those unaware, Misty was a weekly horror comic aimed primarily at young girls that ran in the late 1970s and early 1980s (also see page 90!). The specials aren't official products but lovingly crafted fan homages, this one featuring 13 stories full of top notch, original artwork, spooky poems and an interview with artist John Armstrong, who illustrated several strips for the original Misty. You can feel the nostalgia on your fingertips after flicking through this treat.""