Monday, January 31, 2011


This is just a place-holder, will ink and colour this up soon as I get the chance.

Catches Thieves Just Like Flies

Only time for a quick one this week Micks.
I'm off to a festival in France (C'est la vie)so apologies in advance both for the hurriedness of this and my non-participation in Robotech next week.
Looking forward to all your Spideys!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thor? Only when I pith.


Never drawn a Thor before. But today I did. Here's to the next 100!


Thor by Stephen Thompson

All the ink on this took and age to dry, hence the lateness. Thor's probably my favourite Marvel character after the Fantastic Four. I got to draw the FF so hopefully one day I'll get a crack at the Mighty one himself.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


THOR (in colour)

100 posts? Man; can't believe we've done 100 posts. Most of us, anyway. Unfortunately, my 100th post is actually an old post. My deadline got moved up so i'm stuck for time this week. Thankfully Jordie Bellaire did me a favour by colouring up my Thor piece from months back, so i nave something 'new' to show. I'll make up for it with next weeks Ultimate Spidey piece, i promise.

Congrats to those who've made 100!


Monday, January 24, 2011


My favourite version of the thunder god has always been the kickass bearded version that Walt Simonson portrayed. The beard just made him seem that much more manly and...Norse.
A close second would be the recent version that Olivier Coipel served up in his great run on the book. Fantastic stuff.

PS- I wasn't going to devote as much time to this piece at all, but then noticed this morning that this week marks my 100th Micks post. Who wudda thunk it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Kells Surprise

That doesn't really work...

Big welcome to Tomm! Like every other dull twanny who shites on, I too was steamrolled by that film what he worked on. Every frame triggered pangs of envy but also strong feelings of physical arousal. And I liked that feeling. It's an honour to be in your company. (Though after doing the drawing, the next Mick we recruit needs to be blonde. Or ginge.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Secret of Kells by Stephen Thompson

The character designs on this film were excellent and really fun to mess around with, although I didn't stay exactly 'on model' here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome Mr Moore.

What a quality film. Whenever anyone from abroad asks me about art in Ireland I always show them the secret of Kells and they always love it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Welcome aboard Tomm! May i say i loved The Secret of Kells...? No? I can't? Well, let me instead show this piece, to show how much i liked it? Thanks. It's the scene where Kells is attacked. I loved the shift in colour-scheme, the white snow, red fire, etc. Great stuff.


New Member: Tomm Moore

Just a quick note to introduce our newest Mick-head, Cartoon Saloon and oscar-nominated director/vegetarian Tomm Moore. The man is as big a comicbook fan as any of us, so I'm sure we can expect to see some amazing interpretations of the funnybook stalwarts. See below for Tomm's first post of what we hope will be many.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello Micks!

Thanks for inviting me to join your blog, its an honour indeed.
I decided to pay tribute to some of our influences on The Secret of Kells , I hope I have time to do something to acknowledge the Hungarian folktales,The Thief and the Cobbler and Samarai Jack as well.....


I adore the fluidic linear design of Aisling, and the inherent felinity that both looks cool and hints at her more cat-like qualities. Savage stuff Cartoon Saloon.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Like everyone this week, been paying for my holiday sins in work, so here an old doodle from a few years back.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Deff's 'Ed

Feeling nostalgic for the original Death's Head this week, so found a few minutes between writing words for my job to do a messy merker skoodle of his Freelance Peacekeeping phizog, yes?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Who is Jake Ellis you might ask? Well, the answer can be found in 'Who Is Jake Ellis?' from Image Comics. Issue 1 came out last week and it's really, really good. Written by Nathan Edmondson with gorgeous art by Tonci Zonjic.

A preview of #1 can be seen here. Go check it out.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Perry Winkle

Just a quick wee sketch for a FARSEEKER story.
Hope everyone is having a good 2011.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Grr. Arg.

Here is a panel detail I did recently for something that comes out soon. (With minor edits for spoiler-aversion)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Shadow by Stephen Thompson

Here's one of the few con sketches I'm happy with, a Shadow piece from the Birmingham convention in 2007. Simpler times.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Help me Obi-Wan, your my only hope.

Been watching a lot of the Clone Wars again lately. Quality show. Wanted to try out something a little more cartoonish.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A mate of mine, Paul Tobin, has a new Spider-Girl series from Marvel, so I wanted to do a Spider-Girl piece for him.


Monday, January 3, 2011


No theme this week! Which gives me the opportunity I so crave to not make any extra effort. Here's a sketch of Moonknight lashed out for a guy at a signing in New York last october.