Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Space Sk8r

Wheeee... this months post for the Collective Thinking Blog.
This months theme was Pimp my Ride...Started doodling one thing but went off on a tangent. Not sure where my head was at for this, though there has been a bit of an over indulgence in things Sci-fi for the last while.... Space Sk8rs are Go!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some Panels

These are some panels from some pages I've been working on from a 2000AD script called Pea Patch Podlings by Arthur Wyatt. I thought I'd post up the process from pencils, through inks, to finished panels with grey tones added.
I'm off to Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend...some of my favourite comics artists are going to be there, wheeee, really looking forward to it.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Zombie Boy or Zomboy

This is my post for the Collective Thinking Blog this month. What with Hallowe'en an' all that, the theme was all things gore and gruesomeness. I know zombies are a bit obvious; but there's no denying, they are fun to draw.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

'Holed Up' pencils

I keep forgetting to chuck stuff up on the blog, so while I'm actually sitting in front of the ol' computer, here's some other work.
This is a page of pencils from a 2000AD script called 'Holed Up' that I downloaded from their site. I'll eventually get this inked and then post the lot, fait accompli.

M & J

This is a card that a friend of mine asked me to do for her niece, Maria, who's getting married to John next friday. It's hand rendered and painted. Had to scan it, though a photo would probably have been better. I've a new camera but haven't taken the time to figure out how it works, such a technological luddite.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

LotRO doodles

The young fella and I are a bit mad about Lord of the Rings Online.
There's a new raid fighting the dragon Draigoch and it's kinda nutty trying to find your way around.
So between the two of us, his spatial  cop-on and my doodling, we made a map to help his kinnies :)
A fun project1

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I'm ahead of myself for the Collective Thinking Blog this month.
September's theme is Birds Birds Birds.
Crows are one of my favourite birds.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Anakin, Obi-Wan & Ahsoka

This started out as a request for a sketch of Obi-Wan,
but the recipient is the coolest comics fan kid I've met so far, so I got a bit carried away.
I hope he'll get a kick out of having hard copies of three of the steps that go into making comics.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Morrígan

This is my post for this months Collective Thinking Blog .
This months theme was mythology with a modern twist and this is my take on The Morrígan.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Had a great day at the Dublin Zine Fair yesterday. Big shout out to Sarah Bracken for doing a great job organising the whole thing. Did this short strip while sitting at  my table for the day.
Had recurring moments of regretting the amount of leaves in each panel, but persevered anyway. I'm glad I did in the end :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Super Grover

My posting for this month on the Collective Thinking Blog.
The theme was Childhood Heroes... I decided to go back as far as I could remember. Before I could even string a coherent sentence together I could follow along with the gang on Sesame Street. I have the fondest memories of all the characters but Grover is my favourite. My brother had a Grover stuffed toy and I remember making a Super Grover outfit for his toy. I've a sneaking suspicion that if I could have, I would have purloined Grover for myself.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sketch 12/07/11

Taking a break from other work. Started with the eyes and wandered from there and ended up with this guy...
: )

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This month's posting for the Collective Thinking Blog.
The theme was Dinosaurs.... and really, the only way I'm likely to see a dinosaur in the flesh and breathing is at a fancy dress party : )

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Ok, Lil' Hilbo requested a more graphic version of the previious Wolverine pic.
Safe... now she can't send Superhilbo to kick my arse.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sketches 06-11

A couple of sketches for people... Wolverine and a Genados from Resident Evil.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Joker

I watched Batman, Mask of The Phantasm the other night for the first time in ages.
Brilliant! Mark Hamill is the business voicing the Joker.... couldn't resist grabbing the ol' pencil and paper and trying a quick sketch. So first up is the pencil drawing and then, after some digital jiggery pokery, the colour version.

Monday, June 6, 2011

2d Festival

Just Back from the 2d Festival in Derry... just the best little comics festival.
Spent all day on Saturday drawing pics. Some of the requests were a bit of a challenge, especially the top pic: a hunter from Halo. Fortunately, Stephen who requested it brought a book for reference with him.
I forgot my camera so these pics were taken with my crappy camera phone and are the least fuzzy of all the ones I took.
For anyone who loves comics.... get to Derry if you can, it's just magic!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011


These are the pencils I've just done for an Armada of Spaceships.
I've rarely had occasion to draw spaceships, so it was a little bit outside the comfort zone.
Amazingly though, once I got started I found myself about five or six hours later still drawing spaceships.
There's a lot more drawing to be done, but if I get a chance to do some digital tweaking and colouring on this, I'll post the results.

Friday, May 6, 2011


OOPs. I nearly forgot to post anything about my most recent 'Foldy Comic'.
This is the cover and one of the interior pages.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Artists Sketchbook Project

Kildare County Council Arts Service have organised an Artists Sketchbook Project whereby all interested parties got the same sketchbook sent out to them to do whatever they wanted with. I decided to keep mine very random and doodle in it whenever I needed a rest from other work.The only rule I made for myself was that I would only use black pens. Once the mark was made, it's made and it has to become the drawing.
An exhibition of all the sketchbooks will be in the Riverbank in Newbridge shortly
These are a few sketchs from my sketchbook.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mindfield 2011

This is one of my doodles from the Mindfield Festival this weekend.
A bunch of pencil monkeys were organised by Phil, of Dublin Comic Jam fame, to do some visual reportage using pencil & paper and the occasional marker. Check out  Mindfield-Reportage to see the fruits of our labours. One hell of a fun weekend!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crazy Hobo

This month's contribution to the Collective Thinking Blog. The theme this month is 'Crazy Hobo'.
I'm tempted to say nothing about my illo and let you make of it what you will..... Yep, I think I'll leave you to imagine your own story about what's going on here... More fun that way.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Plants Taking Over

with a digital colour wash

digitally modified pencils


This is my posting for the Collective Thinking Blog.
I decided to do a pencil drawing and experiment with digitally tweaking it. So, the b&w version is the original drawing scanned and then I played with the brightness and contrast levels. Then I gave the drawing a light colour wash using digital watercolours, leaving the pencil lines and textures to come through. I like playing with this mix of analogue and digital doodling. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Eva Procopio

My favourite story in 2000AD at the moment is Shakara, Avenger by Robbie Morrison.
It's drawn by Henry Flint, who unbeknowst to him, ellicits squeals of delight every week from yours truely.
There's only one more part to go, damn.  If the Mighty Tharg, in his wisdom, should see fit to further proliferate this brilliant piece of work by publishing a TBP of same, get it, read it, drool over it, treasure it.
Eva Procopio is the business and Shakara is such a cool character to draw. I think I'll have to do another doodle with Shakara kicking arse next.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thumb-Print Portrait

This is my post for this month's Collective Thinking blog. We had to do a self portrait for each day of the month. Life and other projects consume most of my time, and I didn't want this month's challenge to become an arduous chore... I reckon this fun solution does the job. And it was exactly that, a hell of a lot of good ol' doodle-fun!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn coloured
Harley Quinn ink

Harley Quinn pencils

Playtime! Decided to experiment... scribbled the pencils as usual but then threw caution to the wind. Whipped out a sheet of Bristol, a dip pen, a couple of brushes and some ink. Went all old school on it. Have to take a nerd moment and say that the feeling of an ink pen gliding over the smooth surface of the paper leaving a super black line in it's wake: magic! I had so much fun inking this page.
The old brain was mush from concentrating on not making a splotchy, inky mess, so t'was very nice to get to the safety of ctrl z and play with the colour. Aaah... Harley Quinn is so much fun to draw.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Aliens: First Contact

Here's this months post for the Collective Thinking Blog. The theme for January is, Aliens: First Contact.
This didn't come out quite like I saw it in my head but you still get the idea.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Doodle of Alien Dudes

Started some random doodling and ended up with these guys, aliens who like Ikea, well at least one of them does. I liked them so much, I had to go the whole hog and colour them.
This doodle is dedicated to Hilbo who is just the best at kicking me in the pants when I need it.