Bottom Drawer

Hey all,
Tomorrow (Friday 26th) sees a interesting event/exhibition take place in South Studios just down from Fallons Pub by St. Patrick's Cathedral. 25 of some of the best talents in Irish illustration, photography, design and fashion (and me), will each be customising a chest of drawers. Half the pieces will be made live, throughout the day. It's open for one night only so come on down. I'll be drawing away all day until and during the show itself. Should make for a great range of oddities. There's an amazing bunch of heads lined up to take part.


Winston Churchill impersonator speaks.

Here's an opportunity to see me ramble about the Beano, Beckett and the sexy cat from Dogtanian. In case you missed it, it's my talk from Pecha Kecha last year. Go to the Irish Architecture's Youtube channel for a whole load of amazing talks from other folks. Because of the format each talk is under 7 minutes. You'll hardly notice the time whizz by!


Gay Rod Weed

GCN, the Gay Community Newsletter, is not immune to the current economic woes of the nation and so a fundraiser exhibition is taking place in the Front Lounge on Temple Bar's Parliament street. I was kindly asked by the esteemed Mr. Will St. Leger to put something into the mix. The show's titled 'Under the Influence' and so I leaped at the chance to do a shameless but loving impression of one of my favorite influences, Edward Gorey.

If you're not familiar with Gorey's work I can't recommend him enough. His pictures create a atmosphere, humour and tone, regularly imitated but rarely pulled off (stand up Mr. T. Burton). Masterpieces like "The Ghastlycrumb Tinies", where a child for every letter of the alphabet meets a gruesome rhyming death, are sure to raise a smile. But seek out other books, like the wordless "The West Wing", which is brimming with his skill of composition and the implied weird.

Here's my paltry rip off, entitled 'The Beginning of the End":

Now unfortunately I was away for the launch of the show last Friday and I'm now too late to inform you in time but you can do almost as well as attending by watching this. Get down there and buy something.

Oh and 'Gay Rod Weed' is my attempt to recreate Gorey's love of anagrams of his name. If you can do better, answers on a postcard.


...ehhh... like.. you know... ehh.. inter...eh..view... and stuff

An interview with rambling lispy me by the delightful Liam Geraghty from the mighty Comic Cast, Ireland's premier comics related podcast:

Do I come across like the least motivated layabout ever? Answers in the comment section please.

Here's a picture to liven up this otherwise boringly type based post, enjoy: