Monday, June 23, 2014

The Gael and the Gaul

Here's something I did for fun a little while ago and in case there's any confusion - This is a work of fan fiction using characters from the world of Asterix created by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny (with the obvious exception of the less successful 'Taleandahalf'!). The characters in 'The Gael and the Gaul' are created and owned by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny and I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Asterix. The aforementioned story is one of my own invention (not including panels 01, 02 and 33, which are repurposed panels from 'Asterix and the Great Crossing') and is not purported or believed to be part of the Uderzo/Goscinny/Ferri story canon. The story is for entertainment only and not part of the official storyline. Made as merely a fun exercise by a huge admirer of the work of Uderzo/Goscinny, I have not and do not intend to profit financially from the creation and publication of 'The Gael and the Gaul'. I'd like thank Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny for giving the world Asterix and for pushing me into the career which I enjoy today. For good measure, I better also state that (in reference to panels 31 and 32) i didn't have any hand in the writing of 'Waiting for Godot'!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Asterix in Hibernia

So, what with the recent Asterix book and the exhibition in Paris' national library, I've suffered a complete relapse! Here's my interpretation of the Asterix book I think all us young Irish readers hoped to see.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Randy Cunnigham Ninth Grade Ninja

So animation is wrapping up on the first season. We had a great team on this one

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pixies

So, after the 'Bam Thok' and 'Bag boy' duds, the reunited Pixies today released the cracking 4-track 'EP1'. More of this please!

Monday, August 26, 2013

James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem

A watercolour and ink sketch while watching 'Shut Up And Play The Hits'

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hello Carol!

Great start to the final run of Breaking Bad

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Louis Tully

Ghostbusters' Louis Tully I did recently for the Boulder Media art blog

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Minimalist Posters!

It's time for a bit of a rant! On the back of the recent post from Total Film, '100 amazing minimalist posters', I thought I'd throw in my own two cents. The recent craze of 'minimalist posters' has gotten a bit much and the Total Film collection is evidence of that. In my opinion, the vast majority of these pictures are lazy, unimaginative and void of any style or creativity. I wouldn't want to pinpoint any one in particular so I made one of my own for 'Fargo'. Now the one I did for Fargo is shit! It was literally done in ten minutes and is lazy in both it's thought and execution and I think it fits in well with the rest of them. Saul Bass produced movie posters that had a very graphic style that evoked the tone of a film and like all good movie posters, piqued an audience's curiosity and made the film enticing. Instead, what we have now is an iconic element from a film (having seen the film is a prerequisite), draw it up simply and badly, whack it on a textured background and BOOM. Instant artwork. It might sound like I'm making a big deal of it and that these folks are just producing a bit of fan art. I just think that if you have the balls to try and sell these as prints on your own website (which most of these designers do), you should put in a bit of an effort!

The Aforementioned Pic

The Waterboys' Mike Scott with the original

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mike Scott and W.B. Yeats

A digital mock-up of the same picture that was given to Mike Scott of 'The Waterboys'

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Specsavers 2

Another Specsavers job from last year

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guardian Commission

Here's an Obama/Romney piece I did for The Guardian last year.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Delores Umbridge

Here's an image of one of the Harry Potter baddies I did for the fantastic new Boulder Media art blog. Check it out at http://bouldermediaart.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 7, 2012

Specsavers

Here's a thing I did for Specsavers a while ago

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tyrion Lannister

Loving season 2 of Game Of Thrones, so I decided to do a quick one of my favourite character, played brilliantly by Peter Dinklage. My wife told me I made a lovely drawing of Noel Gallager!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Harry Potter Sketches

Man, it's been a hectic few months! A lot of what I put up here is stuff I do during my lunch breaks at Boulder Media. Work on the current show we're doing has pretty much gobbled up my lunchtimes so this blog has been left fallow for the last while. Anyway, I hope to remedy that from now on. Here's some crappy blue pencil scans