Thursday, July 29, 2010

Attack Of The Zombie Hotels

Zombie hotels, standing largely empty, lifeless, are being kept alive for no clear reason.

They are able to under cut accommodation costs of B&B's, Ireland's more 'traditional' form of accommodation, and the B&B's are feeling the pinch.

This is what i'm told, anyway....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Willie - Published!

A post without an actual illustration, rather a digital clipping from the online version of the local newspaper - The Limerick Post - who have used my illustration of Willie O'Dea in an article about his life and reflections after the kerfuffle of the last year leading up to his stepping down as MoD.

Link to article in the digital edition here.

Link to the original post here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Breakfast: Ten Week Old Perspective

For Illustration Friday topic 'Breakfast'.

I have a 10 week old, and this weeks topic triggered the thought that this must be what she's looking at fairly regularly.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010


And i dont't know if i'm ever coming home.... take that last train t Clarksville.

Don't be slow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

He Was All Like "Wha...??"

Quick sketch. Trying to capture a kind of confused look of the face of the hunter about to become the game.

Then i gave him ears like that...

There's a screen capture too i'll put up in a while.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Home Early

A quick study of skin, weight and shame....

No real reason for it, other than for the laugh.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Was just flaffing around, and ended up with something that was a cross between people i saw on a recent trip to Krakow, Poland, and a russian strength guru i've come across in my quest for fitting in exercise around small children.....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Bear

Another in the Animal Series i'm working on.

Started this a while back and abandoned it as it wasn't clicking for me, but have it done now.....

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Octopus

Finally! Back to the animal series, and the octopus is complete.

This too a lot longer than the others because of the suckers and tentacles.

Damn near killed me....

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In Event Of Emergency

Ever run out of toilet paper?

Every so often, through practical experimentation, over the past 20 years, this technique has proved it's self to be relatively reliable, if not quite time consuming. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of steps 5 and 6, and urge any who need to adopt this technique when the time comes not to rush. Take all the time available to you. Trust me.

Just felt that some knowledge needs to be shared, in the interests of surviving various otherwise potentially disastrous scenarios.

Submitted for Illustration Friday topic Satelite - When a fresh roll might as well be in space....

Limerick Vs Kerry (GAA)

Piece for Limerick Post.

Looks like Limerick hasn't won the Munster Senior Football title in 114 years, and they're going to give it a shot this weekend.

Kind of bizarre that Limerick hasn't won in that long, and for the Irish that's just how long it's taken, but as some one who is relatively new to Ireland and really knows nothing about the sport (other than the suspicion it's where AFL came from), it struck me that Limerick haven't won this title in about half of the history of Australia under white settlement.

Seems much longer to me now....