Thursday, April 26, 2012

Where's Larry in Croke Park

It's tricky to show some of the Where's Larry the Leprechaun work without giving away the spreads but here's a couple of gag fragments from Croke Park that are covered over by the text box:

Croker was a difficult one to draw - you want to get a sense of the place but be able to see enough of the spectators to shoehorn in plenty of gags.

This is some repeating background Larry wallpaper that appears at a few points throughout the book:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Where's Larry?

Last year the majority of drawing time was taken up with my new book coming out from O'Brien Press in June.

'Where's Larry?' follows Larry the Leprechaun around some of Ireland's most famous tourist sites with the aim to spot him and his pals among all the hi-jinx. O'Brien Press recently added a preview of the St.Patrick's Day Parade spread to their blog which you can check out here.

Each week between now and the launch in June I'm going to be posting some background bits and notes on the production.

For starters here's the finalised version of the cover:

Here are some of the cover roughs that didn't make it:

The crowd took a while to draw but nailing Larry's expression was more tricky - as I mentioned somewhere before it's a fine line between mischevious and sinister: