17th Sep 2014
Archive for the 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley' Category
10th Sep 2014
03rd Sep 2014
We do get an update this week after all! I’ve also revised the previous page.
03rd Sep 2014
Unless I can get it drawn and uploaded by the end of the day. I’m a bit knackered. On Friday I was part of the music group (guitar and vocals) at the wedding of our fantastic singing teacher Róisín Magee at Newry Cathedral. Most of it was reasonably straightforward, except Róisín and Conor left the church to the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” – one of my favourite songs, but fiddly to play, and took a lot of practice beforehand to get right. My fingertips are still tender. But we gave Róisín a great send-off, I’m proud and honoured to have been involved, and we’ll have to call her Mrs McKenna when classes resume in a few weeks time. Here’s a photie of the happy couple nicked from Facebook.
27th Aug 2014
20th Aug 2014
Completely failed to get any work done on the comic yesterday. Other things to do. As consolation, how about me singing the old Big Star song “Thirteen”?
13th Aug 2014
06th Aug 2014
30th Jul 2014
There’ll be no page this week. Don’t know if it’s the heat or the hay fever or what, but my brain is shut and this weeks installment is sitting in there refusing to come out. As some consolation, here’s the great illustrator Victor Ambrus’s rendition of Cú Chulainn from Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1963 retelling The Hound of Ulster. I’ve been indulging my passion from the illustrators of British children’s books of the 60s and 70s, artists like Ambrus, Margery Gill, and my first love among illustrators Charles Keeping, at the Today’s Inspiration Group on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook and like good drawing, have a browse – there are so many amazing illustrators to learn about.