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.
I will be giving 2 kids arts workshops at this years Spleodar Arts Festival in Nenagh, County Tipperary during the Halloween midterm. The 2 workshops will be run on October 30th in the Nenagh Heritage Centre. The first workshop will be focused on comic book making and will run from 10 AM to 11.30 AM. The second workshop will be a cartooning workshop and will run from 12 PM to 1PM. Tickets will be available by calling in at the box office at Nenagh Arts Centre, Town Hall, Banba Square.
I gave the recent DC Comics, Harley Quinn Talent Search challenge a go for the fun of it! I dont often illustrate superhero characters but I am a big fan of the DC Universe. The dark edge of Gotham City and its inhabitants appeals to my creative instincts, so I decided to give the Harley Quinn page a go. There was nothing fancy about the process, its all drawn with a 2H pencil on a regular cartridge pad drawing sheet. Harley Quinn is, for the most part, dressed in her New 52 costume.