Squirrels, Octopi, Giant Phones...

Hello, first off I have to thank everyone who's got in touch over the new website, cheers all. Also big thanks to Revolverlover, Andy, Scamp, Illustrophile, Drawn and anyone else who posted up the site.

I've been crazy busy these last few weeks but I guess that's a good complaint. First thing to show is a pair of illustrations for the Bodytonic Music website. My old Totally Dublin conspirator and currently Berlin based hack, Conor Creighton, got on to me to knock out some quick characters to accompany two online columns for the new site. A ridiculously open brief, the only suggested ingredient was squirrels!

I thought octopi are always a good addition as well.

Next up is an illustration for a poster for schools. It's based on an Irish language poem Glaoch Abhaile (Phone Call home) by Áine Ní Ghlinn. The commission came through the juggernauts of graphic design, Conor & David. The poem and some details will appear on the poster alongside my doodling. I tried mixing some really clean inking and colouring along with my usual mess of pencil lines.

There's also a new eye on dublin over at my other blog but sure I might as well save your tired finger a click and stick it up here as well. It's a simple, dour one this time round done to commemorate the recent death of the Irish Summer. We barely got to know him.

Once again I thought I'd throw in something that I've come across and love. Kiskaloo is a comic strip by Chris Sanders, the clever chap behind Disney's Lilo & Stitch (curiously, as well as directing the film, he did the voice of Stitch). The strip features the adventures of Sesi and her out spoken cat.

Word of advice, read them from the start as hopping in halfway, although fun, probably won't make a lot of sense.

That's about it, lots more stuff on the go but I'll wait till I have some shining finished pictures before I stick anything up. I'm off to the fantastic Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally tomorrow to set up some walls which myself, the unstoppable Christian Reeves and a bunch of others will be drawing on all weekend. If you're heading down knock by and belittle my artistic abilities. BC