Friday, June 26, 2009

Downright Bockedy Publications

New over in the shop - Blackshapes is downright delighted to stock John Robbins Downright Bockedy Publications. Click on over to the comics section to see samples and order via paypal. Remember Blackshapes stands by everything it sells!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nótaí Eile

I was honoured to be asked to contribute an illustration to a section of Uiscebot's fantastic 'Fat Girl on the Luas' series.

Look, just start from the start and read the lot so far and I'll say no more.

Uiscebot even sent on a brilliant 'in-advance' response:


This story was done for the excellent 2D festival anthology entitled 'Fear' which I was at last weekend. I can't find any examples of the original Jackpot story it is an homage to but 'Good News, Bad News' used to have a similar set-up of alternating panels e.g. 'The Bad news is we're going on a school tour to the museum - "Booo!" followed by a trip to waterland funworld - "Yaaay!"' etc.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Blessed with Notes

Man, another pleasant surprise of a note, this time from the very talented Deirdre - I can only agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed thereon. (Looking forward to checking out Deirdre's Downpour at Derry this weekend).

2D Festival

As well as a stellar bunch of professionals, a good representation of the Irish small press and myself are going to be representing at the 2D Comic Festival in Derry this weekend. Definitely worth a look if you're in the vicinity. Last years had good people and a very relaxed atmosphere and it's a fantastic location.