Archive for 2012
What happens when you invite some writers, illustrators, editors, broadcasters and publishing folk to sing a Christmas carol or two?
Huge thanks to The Blurbs (Sarah and Don Conroy, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Michael Emberley, Jane Micthell, Síne Quinn, Conor Hackett and on ukeleleGrainne Clear and Deirdre Sullivan).
Comic book artist Philip Barrett has done a comix take on our very own Liam Geraghty‘s report for Culture File (RTÉ Lyric fm, weekdays, 6.40pm) about the rarely told story of when Hitchcock came to the playwright Sean O’Casey’s place for dinner. You can listen to the piece here. The show is running a competition where you can win the original art for the piece just by either following @CultureFilePod and RT-ing this tweet or by LIKE-ing the Culture File Facebook page and sharing their comix post.
Lovely, quirky looping gifs here from Lilli Carré..
Warning – Will kill an hour or so of work…
Our Laureate na nOg is decorating one of the most famous shop windows in Dublin… It must be Christmas approaching!
The walls of one of Dublin’s most famous music venues – Whelans on Wexford St – are to be decorated with a host of new work by Illustrators Ireland member, and Scamp contributor, Matthew Griffin.
Brand new gig posters for acts both famous and not-so-famous will be hung from next week.
Prints of all the work will also be for sale in the venue from a future date (tbc).
Illustrators Ireland members Poppy & Red have created six very, very nice Christmas Card designs, which I for one will definitely be availing of…
And as an added bonus, they will be donating all proceeds from the sale of the cards to the non-profit ‘LittleHill Animal Rescue & Sanctuary‘
For more info visit their Facebook page
Professional Irish comic book artists Declan Shalvey (Marvel’s Thunderbolts, 28 Days Later) and Stephen Mooney (Angel, Half Past Danger) talk about their experiences in the comic book industry – everything from creator owned work to the importance of social media in getting your name out there – on the latest episode of the Comic Cast. Listen here.
Above image: front cover to issue 1 of Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney
In 2011, Illustrators Ireland member David McClelland was commissioned to create a series of short comics based upon the songs from the debut album of ‘The Uncontested’.
Each comic / song depicts a character living in a fictional town.
He also created a website to host the comics:
“Before I started on the artwork for the comics, I determined that the internet was going the best medium to present and promote the stories in their musical and visual format. Therefore, in addition to the comics, I created a website to personify The Uncontested and present the stories in a format that uses preset scrolling to pace and guide the reader through the stories.”
See some ,more examples of the work over on the Illustrators Ireland blog…
Maybe everyone had seen this already, but I only saw it for the first time the other night.. a great little extra at the end of a Simpsons episode, where they go all Edward Gorey.. Brilliant!
The only online clip I could find had subtitles, so we may be asked to remove this at some point.. until then, enjoy..