Wednesday, September 28, 2011

900 Posts and Still going strong

Here is some movie concept art for Celtic Warrior.... what... I can dream cant I?

Just wanted to try my hand at these. They were done in about 30 minutes each. Surprised at how photoreal they came out as I used no referance

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Heh, that rhymes. Sorry to double-dip the blogs this week, but I'm really really busy these days. I did a Batman fan-piece for the Comic Twart blog yesterday. Made it into a desktop too. Here's the black and white version.


Monday, September 26, 2011

When Irish' Eyes Aren't Smiling

This is the main character from Half Past Danger, Tommy 'Irish' Flynn. He's sad 'cos his best friend got eaten by a monster.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's all in the eye

It finally looks like I'm slithering out from under the mountain of crap that's buried me all summer- hurrah!

I had Big Trouble in Little China on while working this week- it gave me a pang of nostalgia and an idea for this morning's sketch. I've played D&D for 27 years and always loved the sheer lunatic weirdness of the Beholder, a megalomaniac floating set of eyes that shoot magic rays and stuff- just what a twelve year old loves to see.

I've included an earlier version from around 2001 just for fun.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ships in The Night

Pencils and Inks for the image that's just been released trailing IDW's The Death of Optimus Prime, coming this December. It's this or nothing, folks.

Will, IOU artZ.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Warp spasm!

Cu Chulainn's transformative berserker frenzy or warp spasm was always my favourite part of his mythos. I don't know how Will is going to be tackling it but here's my version.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cú Chulainn

One of the best things about my year in New York was getting to meet tons of new people. I got reeeally lucky with my housemates as they ended up becoming some of my best buddies annnd, check out how talented they are.

The first is by Stacey Lee

 And the second is by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

Brilliant pieces if I do say so myself

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cú Chulainn

Here's my Cú Chulainn piece. I believe Will is colouring as we speak!

UPDATE: Will went and coloured the piece for me.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Here's my piece for Will's Cu Chulainn week, from my pencils and inks to colours by Will himself.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Here's my wee contribution: a quick color sketch of the Irish Battle Goddess, The Morrigan. Like all the strong women in Irish Myth, she's sharp, uses her amorous affections as weapons, and can hold a grudge.
Not someone to offend before a fight, then.

Cú Chulainn Theme Week Begins

Well, I've been dying to announce this for ages. So its great that the day is finally here. Im going to be writing, drawing and colouring a 6 issue length Graphic Novel about the army of Maeve(Medb) marching across Ireland to face Cú Chulainn. While based firmly in the folklore of the legend, this story will be different than most others, as it will be told from the viewpoint of the Army.

To kick off this week, we are spoiling you with two fantastic images by PJ Holden and John Cullen, both based of the design of Cú Chulainn from the book

If you are interested in finding out more about Cú Chulainn, I highly suggest reading "The Táin" (Translated by Thomas Kinsella), Cartoon Saloons beautiful book "An Táin" and Patrick Brown's ongoing webcomic "The Cattle Raid of Cooley.
Together with the publisher for this book we have big big plans for worldwide distribution for this and hopefully it will contribute to the extremely fast growing Irish comic scene, helping get some of the wonderful stories from this Island out to the rest of the world.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Urgh. This was supposed to send before Will's Wondrous Cu Chulainn week started. Sorry Slinester. I'm in a faraway place where time has no meaning. Normal services - with Celtic-themed chicanery - will resume next week. In the meantime, meet Bulkhead.

And now back to your scheduled week of Celtic Mysticism...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


That gambit pg nearly finished. Im away in Poole working with the RNLI today so apologies for the kinda repeated post

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


A while back myself, Jordie and a talented writer friend were working on a pitch, but it ended up going nowhere unfortunately.

We still have this nice piece to show for it I guess.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Capt. John Noble

This is the third of the four main characters in my personal project, Half Past Danger. A captain in the US Military in the 1940's during WW2.  He's kind of my ode to classic pulp characters of the time, like Doc Savage and Steve Rogers. This particular adventure however, will catapult him headlong into something even stranger, nay, deadlier, than even those two renowned adventurers may have ever faced...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dr. Manhattan

I'm re-reading Watchmen at the moment so here's Dr. Manhattan in his modesty trunks. Pen and marker on bristol board with a little Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I learn, by far the most, when I push myself with Sample pages, so every couple of months, no matter how busy I am, I try to squeeze in a few.
Check out another panel from it over at my blog

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


A recent, quick Wonder Woman sketch. News came out about Northlanders so with that AND Tbolts on the go, I'm really busy these days.


Monday, September 5, 2011

His Kung Fu is Powerful.

Here's another of the main characters from my creator owned book, Half Past Danger.
His name is Ishikawa Minamoto, and were you a fictional character circa 1942, he could kick your ass.
I'm having a blast developing this book. I always assumed it'd be far more fulfilling than your standard work-for-hire project, but geez-louise. There's no comparison so far.

I was discussing with Thompson today about my getting a blog together to follow the production developement of this book.  He reckons that not only would it be a cool addition, it'd be a nigh on necessary one, for exposure and getting people's attention onto the book. What say ye?

Friday, September 2, 2011