Sunday, December 2, 2012

Shops with Rírá 2012/2013

So I've been busy the past while.  Back at work full-time (not completely better but joint pain beats the auld not breathing properly) and getting Rírá out and about.  For those interested Rírá has been made available to newsagents to order.  All people have to do to order copies or buy copies is walk into their local newsagent and ask if they stock Rírá.  If not, just explain it's Rírá 4 and it's available to order from EM News Distribution.  One customer reported back to me they had to ask for the comic and it was behind the counter so, um, do ask.  However, people can still order copies from us here.  If people want to get the digital edition they can too no problem.  Graphicly, iBookstore and Kindle are available.  All have sample pages to view.  Thank you everyone who has helped support us and to all the talent for contributing as well as Foras na Gaeilge for helping us.

For the list of shops stocking Rírá at the moment have a look through these county by county (not a perfect list but where it has been seen):

Northern Ireland:

Belfast: An Ceathrú Poilí, An Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
(Rírá 1, 2 and 3 are in Forbidden Planet Belfast will try and get 4 in there soon)
Derry: An Cló Ceart, An Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

County Carlow:

Centra, Potatoe Market, Carlow
Eason, Carlow

County Cavan:

Eason, Main St., Cavan
Centra, Main St., Ballyjamesduff

County Clare:

Ennis Bookshop, Abbey Street
Sceal Eile Bookshop, Market, Ennis
Custys Music Shop, Ennis

Supervalu Killaloe
Abbey Newsagency, Ennis
Centra Ennis, Gort Rd.
Supervalu Kilrush
Centra Miltown Malbay
McLoughneys Shannon

County Cork:

Gael-Taca Teo, 22 Sullivans Quay, Cork
High Street Books, Cork

Supervalu, Main St., Charleville
Centra (Dohertys), Main Street, Buttevant
Supervalu Millstreet,
Eason Ballincollig
Supervalu Ballincollig
Eason Cork, Patrick Street
Eason Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Supervalu Midleton
Supervalu Dumanway, Main Street
Supervalu Castletownbere
Murphy's Centra Castletownbere

County Donegal:

An Siopa Gaeilge, Oideas Gael

Dublin City:

Forbidden Planet Dublin
Sub-City Comics Dublin
An Siopa Leabhar, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Newsrail Leopardstown
Eason Liffey Valley
Eason O'Connell Street
Eason Blanchardstown
Eason Dundrum
Centra Parnell Street
Centra Dame Street
Reads of Nassau Street
Supervalu Ballymun
Centra Neilstown Clondakin
Eason Ashleaf
The Kiosk Dundrum, Dundrum Shopping Centre

Dun Laoghaire:

Eason Dun Laoghaire

Fingal County:

Supervalu Lusk, Station Road
Eason Swords
Eason Balbriggan

County Galway:

An Spailpín Fanach, Spiddal Craft Village

Dolan's Centra Kilgorrive Ballinasloe
Supervalu Loughrea
Supervalu Clifden
Glynns Centra Carnmore
Eason Tuam
Supervalu Tuam
Eason Galway Shop Street

County Kerry:

Supervalu Listowel
Eason Tralee
Supervalu Dingle
Supervalu Kenmare
Eason Listowel

County Kildare:

Supervalu Clane
Esso (Spar) Celbridge, Clane Road
Eason Maynooth
Eason Newbridge
Supervalu Athy, Edmund Rice Square Athy
Eurospar Kildare, Claregate Street,

County Kilkenny:

Eason Kilkenny

County Laois:

Eason Portlaoise

County Leitrim:

Centra Drumshanbo

County Limerick:

Riordan Kilmallock, Lord Edward Street
Eason Limerick
Eurospar Rathkeale, Main Street
Spar Punch's Cross, Limerick
Eason's Parkway Limerick

County Longford: No Shops

County Louth:

Eason Dundalk
Victory's Centra, Dunleer
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Shop
Eason Drogheda
County Mayo:

Eurospar, Market Street, Swinford
Supervalu Claremorris, The Square
Supervalu Castlebar, Castlebar Shopping Centre
Eason Castlebar
Supervalu Kiltimagh, Main Street
Eason Ballina, Tone Street

County Meath:

Eason Navan
Centra, Main Street, Nobber
Eason Ashbourne
Centra, Main Street, Enfield

County Monaghan:

Eason Supervalu Monaghan Church Square
Supervalu Clones, Fermanagh Street

County Roscommon:

Caseys (Topaz) Roscommon, Athlone Road,
Supervalu Roscommon

County Sligo:

Supervalu Grange, Grange Village
Eason (Conways) Sligo, O'Connell Street
Supervalu Ballymote

County Tipperary:

Eason Nenagh
Eason Thurles
Eason Clonmel
Supervalu Roscrea, Main Street
Eurospar Templemore, Main Street

County Waterford:

Supervalu Tramore
Garvey's Centra Dungarvan
Eason Dungarvan

County Westmeath:

Eason Athlone
Eason Mullingar

County Wexford:

Supervalu Gorey, Main Street
Byrne/O'Leary's Enniscorthy, Slaney Place
Byrne's Enniscorthy, Court Street
Supervalu Enniscorthy, Duffry Hill
Supervalu Wexford, Customs House Quay
Byrne's Wexford, The Wexford Booshop

County Wicklow:

Eason Arklow
Supervalu Arklow, Wexford Road,
Costcutter Bray, Unit 4/5 Ravenhall
Donnelly's Supervalu, Wenworth Place
Earls Newsagents, Abbey Street, Wicklow
Centra Rathdrum, Main Street
Morrin's Centra, Dunlavin, Stephens Street

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Alma Ryan Rírá 4 Cover (Yay!!!!!)

So am back at work in the Ennis Bookshop again full-time and still am putting the comic together.  Finishing touches are being put on the comic this week.  Just to get everyone drooling over a nice cover from Alma Ryan and the design from Muireann Lalor that makes the whole thing pop.  Being back at work has been great but me joints have been aching so this kinda has made me walk on air a little.  So excited about the interior work.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alma Ryan Rírá 4 cover inked

So Alma has been really busy (everyone else has too, am always amazed at the work handed in).  And here is the cover to Rírá #4 inked so far.  I think it's great looking forward to slapping the Rírá banner on it and seeing the finished piece.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rírá 4 ag teacht go luath/Rírá 4 on the way.

Tá Rírá #4 ag teacht.  Seo iad cúpla rudaí a bheidh istigh san iris.  Rírá 4 is coming.  Here are a couple of things (samples) that will be in it.

Davy Francis has a great strip handed in.

Phil Barrett has Nícol Óg back up to her eyes in gaming.

These are just two examples of the types of stuff that will be within the pages.  Should have more soon.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Alma Ryan cover for Rírá 4 (Initial sketch of design)

Hi all.  People all over this island are working frantically on their comics, getting them all polished and ready for Rírá 4.  Alma Ryan is different however.  This issue, her sole duty is to provide the cover.  Here is the approved design sketch for the cover.  There were others but this just stood out.

This is just sketch stage, so looking forward to seeing the end result.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rírá 4 Talent in the Next Issue.

Right so, Rírá 4 has been given the green light.  The last few issues were really well received and I am gonna name the people who have gotten on the list.  God, I wish I could get everyone in the pages of the comic but here is a list of Irish talent involved:

Bob Byrne, Alan Nolan, Philip Barrett, Maeve Clancy, Mike Lynch, Michael Ball, Alma Ryan, Alan Ryan, Eoin Ryan, Stephen Downey, Elida Maiques, Paddy Lynch, Davy Francis, Fintan Taite

And that's just the art and writers.  The background people are the talented Muireann Lalor who is our graphic designer head honcho.  And Gabriel Rosentock will be keeping an eye on the language.

And me?  I will be steepling my fingers grinning like a Bond villain saying, 'Let them come.  We are ready,' but that's another movie.  I can't believe the talent we have in the Irish comics scene, this is only the tip of the iceberg.  We plan to sink a few ships with this team though (not really but you get my meaning I hope).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coimicí Gael New Project 4

So have coloured the first page to see how it looks of the younger kiddies book.  And there you go.  Far from complete but there will be lettering and I'm not 100% convinced about the clouds.  So another 59 pages to go.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sarcoidosis, you are a pain in the Bum.

So, I've been off for the past 6 months sick and, on days I have had energy, I have drawn stuff as well as do a little creative wise.  I have gained about 2 and a half stone on steroids and the change over to another drug yokeymebob has knocked the energy levels.  There was a time there a few months back I found it hard to walk about the place.  Still do to be honest.  Now I thought I felt like I was getting better and I could do a little bit of energetic moving. So...

I decided to test this theory.  I got my skipping rope out and decided to test meself to see if I could manage a few minutes of skipping as I want to go back to normal.  I need to lose these extra 2 and a half stones (35lbs for those in the States and Canada).

I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and, apparently, the heart too so was getting worked up just thinking about it. I did it though.  I skipped for 2 minutes.  Towards the end of the two minutes I sounded like a broke concertina.  I was also leaking fluid like a sieve.  Sweaty and wheezy, not a great image.  Stopped for two minutes.  Skipped for a minute.  Stopped for a minute.  Skipped for 35 seconds.  Stopped and swore blind for a minute.  Skipped for 20 seconds, swore and gave up.  My body feels like I have just pounded it into submission, my chest is wheezy and I'm sorry I didn't just listen to me brain going 'Are you sure about this?'  Just have to admit am still not right.

I am just having a little moan.  It's a balls being sick the past few months.  There are people worse off.  But will look at the the up side on days I have had energy I have been able to draw bits and bobs.  The book I am working on to go along with Rírá 4 this year is taking shape and I think I am going to take out the skipping rope again later.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coimicí Gael New Project Fly in Ointment

Yep, so am scanning in the pages for the new Coimicí Gael pages and I notice some little insect has gotten squished on my scanner.  I have to go back through the pages to see if a poor squished fly has pushed his little mug up against the glass in every page.  What flies do to get into comics, eh?

It is a bit yucky to be honest.  Ah well.  There you go.  I think it's time for my bed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sketchy Sketch 5

So was scribbling away.  Doodling out of boredom and Benjamin Grimm pops up.  I added a little ink to the doodle and hey presto, it's the Thing.  It's only a bit of a sketch left it at that, had bit of fun sketching though.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Coimicí Gael New Project III

Here's a few more pages from that project I am working on alongside the fact that Issue 4 of Rírá is being put together.  The team of people for Rírá 4 have been assembled.  I will get all their thingymebobs and edit and put Rírá 4 out in October.  The stuff that has been seen so far looks great.  These are two more pages from that project that hopefully we will release in November on top of that.  So it is for younger readers so hopefully it appeal to Mammies and Daddies who like to read to their kids.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sketchy Sketchy 4

So I was scribbling away and was doing Desperate Dan chin.  Next thing you know Bananaman appears in my doodle.  For those that didn't grow up with Bananaman.  He was, for me, one of the funnier things to come out of DC Thomson.  I always loved the style and flair of the art which was by John Geering, who also drew Smudge, Puss n Boots (used to laugh hysterically at them knocking seven bells out of each other) and other stuff.  A sample of his Bananaman is here.  Currently Wayne Thompson draws Bananaman.  His version is here.  What can I say, I love his style.  Love the flair.  Great fun and funny.  He reminds me of a strip I read a few years ago when I could get my hands on it, a French strip called Captain Biceps.  Check this out Captain Biceps.  Funny stuff too.  Anyhoo, I was sketching and whatnot thinking about Bananaman and in no time at all banged this out.

Started with really rough sketch hadn't a clue where it was going. Then:

Inked it and stuff.

And there we go.  A quick (and frantically quick) colour and there's me attempt at a Bananaman.  Now something to note there's another Bananaman out there.  One that has been around a shorter time than the one I know and love.  This one is based in the States.  While I am curious to read the comic published by Crack Comics I probably won't, as I love the Bananaman I grew up with too much.  I'm sure there are many Bananamen out there.  The banana seems to be the fruit of choice for superheroes.

Eat more Banana's.  They are natures Mars Bar.  Banana sandwiches mmmmm.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Look to the right

At the top right hand corner of the page there is a list of places you can get Rírá online.  Like our own shop.'s shop and the digital editions where you can get Rírá 3 for a variety of digital formats.  Yay!

Sketchy Sketchy 3 (Progress and colour)

So, I did a bit more inking with the Judge Dredd and Wolverine thingummy I have been messing with the past few days.  It has been fun all the same.

And then I started colouring the thing.  I am not going any further with it (even though this is just a quick colour and I need more practise at it).  I still have to work on on that project for Coimicí Gael and get Issue 4 of Rírá together.  While the past few weeks have been mostly sleeping and trying to get energy levels back up this has been a welcome distraction.  So here's the colour yokeymebob.

I picked the brown costume for Wolverine because as far as I remember John Byrne and Chris Claremont's Wendigo story was featured in a British X-Men annual way back when I was a kid.  This annual was read back to front and upside down until it fell apart.  Comics were hard to come by ish then in the West of Ireland even though there were some shops that stocked weekly Marvel, DC Thomson, Fleetway as well as other stuff.  So I have always had a grá (love) for the brown cossie.  I didn't do much with the background.  And the sign, well I figured Wolverine wouldn't take nicely to being told to extingush his cigar and Judge Dredd would execute the mandate on the sign to the letter of the law (I hope I phrased that sign right someone is bound to tell me).  Anyway that's that.  As always cheers to Marvel and 2000ad for being two of many that got me started on reading and drawing (sometimes writing).  This is my interpretation of the two big lads.  Good luck.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sketchy Sketchy 3 (Progress 2)

So have it inked up a bit more.  I have to add more detail to Wolverine's chin and arms.  I also have a sign and wall to put up in the background but so far I don't think I've mangled the midnight sketch too much yet.  Might add some colour during the week.  Depends on if am conked or not in the next few days.  Anyhoo, this is kinda fun.  Haven't done something like this in ages.  Oh and always these are two of Marvel's and 2000ad's most iconic figures in comics so yay to them.  Might be as close as I ever get to drawing 'em hahaha.  For pure fun's sake.  Best craic ever.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jeff Raikes Caricature

I was asked to do a caricature of Jeff Raikes for Philanthropy Ireland recently that is going to be framed and given as a present to Jeff Raikes himself.  If you want to see how I came to a finished piece have a gander here.  These were all taken by phone as I progressed through so apologies for any lack of detail.

First I did a few different sketches of Jeff Raikes as a caricatured drawing.  Here are a couple of bits and bobs that popped up as I worked on the drawing.

The third sketch and head is what was what was chosen in the end as a part of the original drawing.  Once the pencils had been done I inked the drawing.  Here is the inked version:

I did a digital edition if digital colour was needed to be done and just to make sure that I had a safety drawing to fall back on.  I was going to do a finished colour version with markers.  The digital version is below but also the finished coloured piece too.  It was framed soon after and I think sent to Jeff Raikes himself.  There is a caption beneath the drawing too that I added after finishing the coloured piece.  I really hope he likes it.  Thanks to Philanthropy Ireland for asking me draw the caricature.

So there you go.  Cheers for having a gander.

Sketchy Sketchy 3 (progress)

Um, yeah so have inked a bit of the drawing.  I highlighted the pencil lines in one of the images so, there you go.

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones Caricature

Just to show what way the caricature of Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones turned out.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sketchy Sketchy 3

Been asleep and stuff the past week.  Can't seem to get the energy to do much but for some reason when was dropping off tonight I got the urge to sketch something.  So I got up and started scribbling next thing I know I am drawing two comic book idols of mine from when I was a kid.  Might be nice to ink it later in the week but for now here's as far as I've gotten.  Early start tomorrow and stuff so, um, here's the sketch so far.    Have to say was always a fan of both when I was a kid.  Thanks to Marvel and 2000ad for keeping me entertained for hours as a kid (oh, there are plenty more publishers who entertained me too including a fair few novels).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


There are days where you just wake up stupid.  Your brain fires on a wonky cylinder and your body says 'No!'  Well this day is gonna be one of those days.  Yay (it could be worse though).  Roll on tonight for sleep and tomorrow for a fresher head.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Éist liom ar Bosca 106/Listen to me on Bosca 106

Bhí agallamh agam ar Bosca 106 agus má tá suim ag éinne tar anseo chun éist leis.  I had an interview last week on Bosca 106 in Irish about Rírá and comics in Irish, if anyone is interested in hearing it come here.

I was a tiny bit nervous and bit breathless but overall had a bit of fun in the end.

Rírá/Coimicí Gael on film

A few years ago a few lads from Merchants Gate Films took over my old (and I do mean old looking ) kitchen and made me scribble on paper, walk about the place a bit and hand over a box of comics to a shop on film.  Now they have put this along with interviews with other people in comics in the West of Ireland for a short documentary called Éirí na GComicí that will be part of the Galway Film Fleadh.  The Fleadh itself is a great event (Galway always know how to do things well).  A showcase of film for all.

The bit I am doing as I recall is As Gaeilge.  Apparently, the short film is showing this coming Sunday at 9.00am as part of a series of shorts being shown together.  Yep, that's 9.00am.  I would love to go actually but I cannot make it.  However if you should wish to go please feel free and attend.  I wish the lads all the luck in the world with their documentary.

For further details please go here

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones Caricature Sketch and a Tiny More Inked

Well couldn't sleep tonight so inked more.  Tomorrow colour hopefully, after approval.  Yay, love when things tip along a bit.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones Caricature Sketch and a Tiny bit of Ink

Here we are a few hours later with a bit more work done on that sketch from earlier.  Hopefully they will like it so far.  Some changes and adjustments may be needed to be done but that's all part of it.

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones Caricature Sketch

Now, after months of promising to get this done I am finally up to doing a good job on a caricature for Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones.  I have been slightly ill the past few months and for reasons I am not going to go into I was not up to (wasn't able) to draw and stuff.  Still ill but am told I'm improving I have me up days and me down days.  Things have improved on the drawing front so have made a bit of a start on the caricature of the band as a whole.  Now this is just at sketchy stages but hopefully by tomorrow I will have inks put down on this baby.  Yay.

Here's how it's going so far:

Blast From the Past 2

Here is a Leprechaun image I did for Lazy Lanigans in New Jersey.  Don't know if they even use it anymore but sure there you go.  Here it is.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Rírá 3 Eagrán Digiteach/ Rírá 3 Digital Edition

Má tá suim ag éinne rinneamar eagrán digiteach de Rírá 3 freisin.  Tá siad ar roinnt de na siopaí digiteach ar an idirlíon anois.  Tá an líosta anseo/  If anyone is interested we have also made a digital edition of Rírá 3.  The list of places it's available from are here:

iTunes/iBookstore (má tá iPad, iPhone nó iPad agat/if you have the iPad, iPhone or iPod)
Amazon Má tá Kindle Fire agat/If you have a Kindle Fire try here (if UK based or other you will be directed elsewhere.
Nook Má tá Nook Color/Tablet/Android (Tablet) agat/ If you have a Nook Color/Tablet/Android (tablet)
Graphicly easy to use with Google Chrome and on Facebook.

Sin é.  That's it for now.  It will be available from Google Books soon, when that happens I will let you know.  Google Books as far as I know is only available in the States so far.

Rírá anseo 2012/ Rírá is here 2012

Líosta beag faoi na siopaí ina bhfuil Rírá a fháil. Má níl siad sna siopaí nuair a chur tú cuairt ar, cuir glaoch orm.  Just a quick list of the shops Rírá 3 or all of Rírá are in at the moment.  If they are not there just let me know.

Here we go:


ForbiddenPlanet Dublin 5/6 Crampton Quay, Dublin (01) 671 0688
SubCity Comics Dublin  2 Exchequer St., Dublin 003531 6771902
An Siopa Leabhar Conradh na Gaeilge, 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Dublin 2 00 353 1 478 3814

County Clare:

Ennis Bookshop Abbey St., Ennis 065 6829000
Scéal Eile Bookshop, The Market Ennis (065) 684 8648
Custys Music Shop, Cookes Lane Ennis (065) 682 1727

County Kerry:

Killarney Bookshop, Main St., Killarney (064) 663 4108
Polymath Bookshop, Tralee 00 353 66 712 8148, Trá Lí +353 (0) 669 155 237

County Cork:

Other Realms, Paul St. Shopping Centre Cork City (021) 422 2224
High Street Books, Douglas Shopping Centre Cork (021) 489 7899

County Galway:

Kennys Bookshop, Lisbaun Retail Park, Tuam Rd., Galway City +353 91 709350
Charlie Byrnes Bookshop, Galway City +353 (0)91 561 766
ABC Bookshop Corbett Court Galway City (0)91 561950
An Spáilpín FánachCeardlann an Spidéil, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe 091 553343

County Donegal:

An Siopa Gaeilge, Gleann Cholm Cille, Donegal (074) 973 0500


ForbiddenPlanet Belfast, 52-54 Ann Street, Belfast 01159 484 122
An Ceathrú Póilí, 216 Bothár na Bhfál, Béal Feirste, BT12 6AH (028) 9032 2811

These are the main ones Rírá are in at the moment.  Other shops have taken the comic on in the past but these are the main ones.  We would like to get out to more shops around the country. 


Monday, July 2, 2012

Blast from the Past

Just putting together samples of stuff I did in the past.  Here are two pictures that featured in the Irish Times to be used as colouring in pictures.

Friday, June 15, 2012

I will get to webcomic

Also I have to correct that Irish language webcomic and have a fleet of them to draw as I have been writing them down so hopefully will be updating that site on a regular basis soon the first page was an experiment.  So will keep you posted.

Coimicí Gael New Project

Been feeling much better the last two weeks so have started a small little project (mostly to stop me from getting bored) for younger readers possibly publishing it with Coimicí Gael.  Here are three samples of the progression it's at at the mo.  It will probably be 60 pages long.  Guess what?  It involves ducks and other fowl.  Not Masterpiece Theatre but hopefully the end will be colourful, fun and easy for younger kids to get into. Or to have it read to them.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Starting online webcomic

Once a week a webcomic in Irish will be drawn and thrown up and will be called Agus Sin Sin.  It is an experiment at the moment and the first of the comics is up now.  An English language version called And That's That will also be put up once a week.  So we will see how it goes.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Watched Citizen X there recently with Stephen Rea and Donald Suterland.  Based on the book the Killer Deparment by Robert Cullen it is a slow moving made for TV movie that is actually pretty decent.  It is well worth a look.  Slow burner of a film and as TV movies go it is probably one of the better ones.  As it was made roughly about 1995 it is amazing it hasn't aged that badly.  If you come across it I would have to say it is worth a gander.  Stephen Rea is great in it.  Donald Sutherland is cool.  The Russian accents that seem to be lightly touched on are hardly noticeable after a while. 

It is about the investigation of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo who was convicted of killing 53 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in 1992.  Gripping stuff.  When I saw it first it was on RTE I think back in the early noughties, I suppose I'll call them, an some ungodly hour.  Glad I saw it again.  Really enjoyed it.  There are worse ways to spend a few hours.

Free Story Download

Hi, for the next five days until the end of April 30th Sandra Dwyer and The Squatter is available for download for free from Amazon.  Sandra Dwyer and The Squatter are two short stories of over 10000 words altogether. They are adult short stories in English with tiny bit of swearing. 

Sandra Dwyer is the story of a young doctor who learns her father, the local doctor has died back in a village in the West of Ireland. Her past is something she doesn't want to get involved in again but her local parish is more than a bit superstitious and her father was slightly more open to it. Over 7000 words.

The Squatter is a kind of parody of a priest who calls around to someone who is not quite themselves. Over 3000 words.

So if you want to download these work away: Sandra Dwyer and The Squatter

If you like this Spoons and Feathers is available to download too.  Though not for free at the moment. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sketchy Sketchy 2

This second sketch.  Warm up thingy is a little thing that hopefully in the next few weeks will bloom into something else.  Till I'm about half way through I suppose there's no point in saying much more other than it involves chickens, feathers and beaks. 

It's supposed to be a Chick

Sketchy Sketchy 1

Have to just keep updating stuff here.  For my own good really.  Must get into the habit of just doing stuff and sticking it here.  On that basis and because the shakes have left me fingers kinda (I have me moments) I am just gonna post random sketches and stuff I do in the future here.  All for practise and dammit it's about time I did it too.  Batman for many people who draw comics or cartoons I'd imagine is just something one scribbles in the corner when warming up.  Well, I find I always do so here is one of the warm up type scribbles I did this eve. 

Batman quick sketch.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trying to get back into the 'teanga'

Since I've been sick I am trying my best to improve my Irish (I have it but wasn't speaking everyday) and it's getting better.  It will be a while before I am as confident as I should be about it but am doing my best.  I have to say in the last week I my brain is back to functioning to almost normal levels so it's been interesting.  I am finding it is a lot of fun to be speaking to people again in Irish even if it is on the internet. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spoons and Feathers

Should anyone wish to get their hands on it for the next five days Spoon and Feathers will be available for free for anyone who wishes to have a read.  It is available on Kindle and is a short novella (13,000 words). 


Art is like selling air. They don't know they needed it until it's not there. When it isn't there there's something definitely missing. When it is there or noticable someone has probably done a rude smell or feels like it.