Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas 2009

My apologies if you didn't get a card from me this year - it's not because I don't love you anymore. Things got really busy towards the end of the year and I just didn't get it together in time to send out widely. Here's my effort from 2009:



and Back

Friday, December 03, 2010


Framed in those poundshop clip frames - 100 x 150 mm. E-mail me if your interested (prices include postage).
Band - Sold

Woman on Kennel - 11 euro

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pictures on Cardboard

Ink and watercolour with whiteout on Cardboard - 100 x 160mm. E-mail me if you're interested in 'em (prices include postage).

Girl - 8 euro

Kid - sold

Guy - 8 euro

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Irish 24 hour comics day

On 9th/10th October in the Central Hotel Dublin, the annual Irish 24 hour comics day kicks off a week later than everywhere else in the world but is none the less for it. I'll be there and a bunch of other folk besides. More details on the where and what and so on here while the Facebook group is here.

There's a corresponding anthology comic available on the day which, if it's anything like last year's promises to be one of the better anthologies of the year. The theme this year is '5' - didn't manage to get my effort in on time so it's here instead:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Threes, the mini-comic Maeve Clancy, Cliodhna Lyons and myself did for this years conventions is now out of print for ever (see the cover here). You can read my contribution online here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tipple Dance

Good oul Mindpuss sent me this note along with a copy of his excellent bumper compilation 'Complete Tales from Mugland' a while back. Definitely a 'Blackshapes Recommended' - purchase from here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Edition 2010

It's happening again - the Artist's book, Comic and Zine fair I help organise, that is. All day, Saturday 24th July in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Everyones going to be there - you should come. More here.

Here's the back of the flyer (Front in the right hand column):

And the comic from last year's while I'm at it:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rí-Rá agus Ruaille Ruaille

Rí-Rá is an Irish language comic primarily aimed at the kids in which I've done a 'Nicol Og' strip for a couple of issues now. Nicol Og or 'Young Nicola' is actually the same character from the 'Touched' strips that appear on the blog occasionally. Rí-Rá is a top class little package - well worth a gawk whether Gaelic lingo enabled or not.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

gentle hulk

2D festival last weekend was a very good ol buzz all in all. I even managed to inveigle some more original artwork out of Luke F in the form of this here Hulk (see first bit here). In the spirit of the festival he was dashing off sketches at a rate of knots. This lad is an easy bet for future comic super stardom. Pure class.

Monday, May 31, 2010


Cliodhna Lyons, Maeve Clancy and myself put together an A6 mini to shill around the various cons and fairs this summer - next stop Derry 2D on the June 6th closely followed by the Point Village Market on June 12th. The cover design features an overlaid drawing by each of us while the content stories (without much previous consultation) are serendipitously unified.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2D Gallery Appearance and New Book

As a bit of a precursor to this year's 2D comics festival in Derry from 3rd - 5th June there is an exhibition of Irish Comic Art in the Void Gallery till the 4th June at which I have a couple of pieces. More details on the flyer:

I'll be at the festival on Saturday 5th June at which there should (hopefully) be the launch of 'The Human in Me', a 60 page collection of my short strips. There are over 20 pages of new material and any stories that have appeared before are out of print so if you missed Matter #11, Matter #9, Matter #3 or Lint - the cream of which is herein.

P.S. It'll be up for sale on the website very soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010