Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Half Past Danger

Captain John Noble himself.

Please please let some one roar out just as he's about to kill some one:

"What time is it?"

"Is half past fuckin danger, thats what time it is." BOOOOM

All kidding aside, this looks great. I've just seen the coloured cover and it looks like the love child of Drew Strewzan and Adam Hughes. Gorgeous stuff

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I get a lot of sketch requests for Ghost these days. Him, Man-Thing and Songbird are probably the most popular sketch requests I get actually. Anyway, here's a scan of a recent Ghost sketch I did at the Lille Comics Festival. Really like how this one came out. Thanks to Emilien for sending it on!


Monday, November 28, 2011


Here's me mid-sketch drawing Angel for a fan at a recent convention. Action shot!
....of me, not of Angel.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cintiq Chick

Using the ol' Voodoo Slab a lot more often these days, but still haven't quite nailed the control I'd like with it. I know it's possible - many Micks, past and present prove this - but I just need to stick with it.

In the meantime, here's a panel I noodled up with it this week.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Check out Nick Roche on the RTE Player!v=1123565

Skip forward to 15 minutes.
Wohooo Go Nick

And todays eclectic micks Mystery animal isssss.. A HEDGEHOG!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Eighty Awesome Eighties Action Heroes. Dillon

Its been quite a while since I've had time to draw up a new Eighty Eighties character, and I think it shows, my style has gotten afair bit grittier and darker which I am enjoying doing these days.
You can see all of the other entrys here

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Here's a Black Bolt/Medusa piece to celebrate FANTASTIC FOUR #600, which is out tomorrow. It's a big giant-sized issue that has a story featuring the above characters. The story is written by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Ming Doyle and coloured by friend-of-the-blog Jordie Bellaire. I hope ye all check it out; I've seen the story and it's an absolute stunner. I can only assume the rest of the issue is the same.


More Colours

I haven't much in the way of sketches to show at the moment unfortunately, as I'm really devoting all of my time into trying to make Half Past Danger look as good as I can. So for the moment here's another coloured panel from the second page of the book.

PS- Apologies to Dec for hijacking the start of his day on the blog, I forgot it wasn't monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Watch Nick. Meet Nick. Lick Nick.

Wharro, homies.

I shall be doing one of my rare appearances outside of my hovel this coming week, for next Friday marks the start of the Wexworlds Sci Fi festival in Wexford Town, which is where I'm from, innit? I have my now-annual mini-display of work at The Wexford Arts Centre (where the below shot, coloured by Josh Burcham, shall be available for all to marvel at) and am doing a couple of comic workshops, like what I used to do before I went legit. See for details of what I'm up to and what other ace authors and experts you can harangue if you're in the neighbourhood.

To promote this though, I'm due to appear on live TV this coming Wednesday. Yep, I've finally made it to kids' TV, so I'll be wearing my tightest, reddest pair of trews. I'm on Elev-8 on RTE 2 sometime between 4 and 5pm, and rumour has it, drawing right there and then in front of your eyes and those of millions of dispossessed youngsters. So tune in, and, like, trend my name or something. #nicktightpants will do me.

(Psst: I know the line-art of this pic has been here before, but check out them hues, no?)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Just playing around with a Japanese G nib and a small Rapidograph pen for funsies.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy

This comes out tomorrow. Wooohoooooo You're all clear, kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!

Someone pointed out to me that our new President of Ireland is actually Yoda.

I've been getting Star Wars work quite regularly lately. Aside from this panel from the Han and Chewie story I've been working on another unnanounced Star Wars book. Can't wait to reveal what it is

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Another sketch from the Lille Comics Festival. Really miss drawing that guy.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Blue skies

Started colouring my book today. Fun. Here's a little panel. The first of the whole book, actually.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So busy doing storyboards I have'nt made anything "finished" in weeks - but thought I better post something or risk losing my spot here :)
Also I've been striken with a nasty sniffly bug.
And the dog ate my homework. etc.

This is a piece I did for a group exhibition my sister organised last year promoting breastfeeding.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Background design

This is a bit of background design from a personal project. I was trying to get a messy, cosy feel for this character's basement hideaway. I'll probably end up rendering this as a basic 3d model with SketchUp for reference as there's a lot of complex action that takes place here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Just back from the Lille Comics Festival. Had a brilliant time. Did a LOT of sketches; the most requested being Man-Thing and Songbird actually. Anyway, here's one I did of Songbird and Ghost that I'm pretty happy with.


Friday, November 4, 2011


Ah, losing your laptop and harddrives to a virus 3 days before a deadline, leaving only the oldest, oddest images at your disposal for a blog. A fate befitting the winner of an ICN award.

On that note, thanks to everyone who gave me the nod and for your kind messages since.Delighted to see Bob and Dec get the love too.Ridiculous result, but a welcome one.More soon on it.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 is out tomorrow, by Corinna Sara Bechko(Heathentown) and Gabriel Hardman(Hulk). It's also coloured by one Jordie Bellaire, whoever she is. Never heard of her.

Anyway, I've done variants for 3 issues; before I did them I did some rough doodles from various press photos and film posters, just to get a feel for how to draw the Apes from the book.


Half Past Pencils

Here are the pencils for the first page of my book. To see the completed inks, head over to the website.