For the April issue of Insert Title magazine, I was asked to illustrate the cover inspired by the cinematic work of Wes Anderson. I was inspired by Wes Anderson advertising and film promotion that usually conveyed characters in a traditional photographic portrait layout. My favourite Wes Anderson film is Moonrise Kingdom and I loved the way Wes Anderson referenced Charlie Brown comics throughout the film. In a similar fashion I wanted to reference as many Wes Anderson films as I could in the Insert Title cover illustration including his latest film Grand Budapest Hotel.
Im delighted to be the feature artist for April's issue of Insert Title magazine. The free culture magazine is now available throughout Cork City. I have four illustrations published within the magazine as well as the specifically commissioned Wes Anderson themed cover illustration. Id like to thank Shane Ormond for getting me involved with Insert Title. I hope to post more on my blog about the creative process for the cover illustration in the coming weeks.
Im pleased to be featured in the illustration section of the Cork IT video promoting the BA in Visual Communication that I completed back in 2008. Id like to thank Roisin Garvey for getting me involved in the video. I have fond memories of studying graphic design in Cork IT and Id like to thank everyone there for helping me with my career! You can view the video here:
Im very happy to be involved with the redevelopment of Nano Nagle Place on Evergreen Street in Cork City. Some of my illustration work will be used in the new heritage centre planed to honour the legacy of Nano Nagle's work. For more information please visit - http://nanonagleplace.ie/
Artwork from the superhero comic strip that myself and writer Colin O'Mahoney are working on for Turncoat Press was recently featured on the Irish Comic News. You can see the the feature by following this link: PREVIEW ART: Alan Corbett and Colin O'Mahoney's Superhero Story For Turncoat Presswww.irishcomicnews.comThis is the first and third page in pencils of a seven page comic strip to be published in an upcoming anthology comic by...
Also to let people know that are based in Cork and interested in comics, a monthly Cork Comic Creators Meet-up is held on the last Monday of every month, upstairs in The Roundy on Castle Street. All are welcome and you can find out more information here: EVENT: CORK COMIC CREATOR MEET-UP NEXT MONDAYwww.irishcomicnews.comColin O'Mahoney has started a Cork Comic Creator meet up to try and get a comic scene going in Cork, and they are having a meet-up next Monday. It is their third meeting. The meeting...
This is page 3 of the superhero storyline Im working on with Colin O'Mahoney for the new Cork company Turncoat Press and their upcoming anthology book called 'Im Awake, Im Alive!' Page 3 sees the characters move indoors and the night time hues change from the outside atmosphere of Page 1. Im having tremendous fun illustrating a superhero comic in my own unique way.
This is both the pencil work and coloured artwork for page one of the superhero comic strip Im working on with writer Colin O'Mahoney for the upcoming anthology book by new Cork based company Turncoat Press. Ive had tremendous fun drawing superhero's and action scenes that are slightly different to my usual children's book illustration.
I recently did an interview with Comic Buzz where I discussed the Cork comic scene and some interesting projects in the works for 2014. Id like to thank Ollie Liddy of Comic Buzz for getting in contact with me and conducting the interview. You can read it in full here:
These are two pages of my pencil work for an upcoming comic book anthology from the Islander Art collective. The comic book is called 'Black Sky' and will be published this Winter. My 6 page comic strip in the anthology book is called 'The Ravens of County Cork.' Its based on an idea I had while studying graphic design in Cork IT. The story is set during the Black Death in Ireland in the 14th Century and follows the narrative of a skilled doctor trying his best to save the lives of the sick and also survive the undead onslaught of fictitious zombies.
The second edition of the Irish Horror Journal, the Green Book, will be launched on Tuesday October 22nd in Alan Hanna's Bookshop in Dublin at 6 PM. Im pleased to have my illustration of my Duallachan character from Ghost of Shandon on the cover of the Green Book. The launch event will also include a talk on Bram Stoker by John Moore. The Green Book is published by Swan River Press and Id like to thank Brian J Showers for getting me involved with the Green Book.