I will be participating in a Comics in Cork panel at this weekends Kaizoku Con in UCC. Kaizoku Con is a Japanese Animation and Comics convention held annually in UCC. The Comics in Cork Panel will run at 4 PM in Boole 3 lecture theatre. All are welcome to attend!
I was asked recently by the Cork County Arts office to do a character design based on a poem by 9 year old Kanturk school pupil named Kyle O'Sullivan. Kyle won a poetry competition that was run by the Cork County Libraries. His poem about a strange Cork animal eating peas and it was selected to be illustrated by myself. I created a character based purely on the words of Kyle's poem. I chose a Heron for the Cork animal because I have often seen Herons on the River Lee and they seem to me, to be an ideal animal that would struggle to eat peas.
I was delighted to be selected as one of Red FM's 'Cork's Local Legends' yesterday evening. Id like to thank Red FM dj Dave McArdle for interviewing me and selecting me as one of Cork's Local Legends. I was absolutely delighted!
The Turncoat Press anthology that I illustrated a superhero story for, 'Im Awake, Im Alive!' recently won the award for Best Overall Irish Comic 2014 on the Arcade.ie. Id like to congratulate all the local comic creators on bringing the award back to Cork - Alan Hurley, Chris O'Halloran, Emmet O'Brien, Colin O'Mahoney, Rois Hanley, Billy Browne, Liam Cuthbert, Cethan Leahy and Kevin Keane.
I will be participating in a group art exhibition in the Camden Palace on Camden in Cork City next week. The exhibition is artwork of West Cork's very own superhero, the Bantry Blossom, who was created for Emmet O'Brien and Ross Carey's short film called Comic Potential. The film will be premiered next Tuesday evening, December 16th at 7 PM in the Camden Palace alongside the art exhibition. All are welcome!
Im pleased to announce that the comic book anthology; 'Im Awake, Im Alive!,' that I worked on earlier in the year has been nominated for the Arcade.ie award for Overall Best Irish Comic Publication 2014. The comic was published by indie Cork comic publishers Turncoat Press. I illustrated a superhero story written by Colin O'Mahoney. The comic is still available in Waterstones Cork. You can vote for 'Im Awake, Im Alive!' in the Arcade.ie awards here:
I had a great time this week giving cartooning and drawing workshops in Beaumonts Boys School in Blackrock, Cork City. It was great to see the kids show so much enthusiasm for art. One kid even turned up in Superman t-shirt, hat, socks and a big red cape! Id like to thank my own, old primary school teacher Norma Nagle for inviting me along.
I recently did an interview promoting the Cork Horror Comic with journalist Don O'Mahony in the Triskel for the Irish Examiner. Id like to thank Don for doing the interview and supporting local arts in Cork. The full interview can be read here: