Starting on the second week of June, Saturday the 15th, in the Art in the Park studio, Fitzgerald’s Park Cork City, I will be running a 10 week picture book illustration and writing course. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings and will cover a range of tasks including. Bookings are now being taken at email@example.com
This is the next confirmed character, Thomas Crofton Croker from the sequel to Ghost of Shandon. Thomas Crofton Croker was a 19th Century Cork antiquarian and writer. He spent his life researching and writing about Irish folklore. His most famous work, Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland was translated into German by the Brothers Grimm. Thomas Crofton Croker lived in Buckingham Place, Cork City.
Colin O'Mahoney of Comic Buzz recently reviewed Ghost of Shandon. Colin states; "The city comes to life in the pages here, in the colour and the intricate detail. Huge attention is given to this in the comic, and there is even a map highlighting what happens where at the front of the book, to help guide readers through the city with the story. Bringing Cork to life really feels like a labour of love for Corbett."
You can read the full review on Comic Buzz here:
This is an illustration that I was recently commissioned to produce for Storm Light, a County Cork based Film and Television production company. The illustration depicts a mad Moscow scientist and a robotic chap celebrating. The illustration is to be used in an upcoming multimedia project. You can find out more about Storm Light by visiting their website here:
The shortlist for the 'Cork's Favourite Book' award was unveiled yesterday at the Cork World Book Festival. Im very proud to have my book shortlisted with so many great books in different literary genre's. It was a real honour yesterday to do a very short reading from Ghost of Shandon at the official unveiling of the shortlist by Cork City Lord Mayor John Buttimer.
You can now vote for Cork's Favourite Book on the Cork City Library website here:
This is the character design for the Banshee Clíodhna, the second confirmed character from the Ghost of Shandon sequel. She hails from Glandore Bay in South County Cork, where it is she drowned and died in a previous life and lived on as a Banshee. To this day, the tide in Glandore Bay is known as 'Clíodhna's Wave.' Interestingly there are also past references to her having a fairy dwelling in North County Cork at one stage. Close to the town of Mallow, under the rocks of the hill Carraigcleena.
Mel Gibson of Inis Magazine has given Ghost of Shandon a very positive review, stating that "
This is the first confirmed character design Ive posted from the Ghost of Shandon sequel, The Vampire King of Ireland. Its a Ballyhoura Mountain Monster based loosely on creatures described in ancient Irish folklore. The Ballyhoura mountains are located between County Cork and County Limerick. The Vampire King of Ireland is taking shape nicely and more character designs will be posted in the coming weeks.
Please vote for Ghost of Shandon in the "Cork's Favourite Book" competition that is currently being run by the Cork City Library. Voting ends on April 17th and you can vote here-
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I was recently asked by Mahon Point to judge their Primary Schools Art competition. It was a great honor to judge the competition. The artwork on show was tremendous. The winning class was 1st Class at Scoil na Croise Naofa. I chose this particular egg for its design, colourful choice of colours and attention to detail on both sides of the piece. Runners up prizes were awarded to Gael Scoil Mhachan, St. Paul's Cope Foundation, North Pres NS and Holy Cross Mahon. Congratulations to all!