In January 2018, I got a new job as a book cover and general graphic designer with Mercier Press, a publisher based in Cork. I have always loved reading and books and design and art and typography, so this job has been a wonderful experience so far. For over a year now, I have loved exploring ideas and capturing stories through images and words, and I love pushing my skills a little bit further with every new project that comes my way. So today, I wanted to celebrate some of that work, by gathering some of my favourite covers from 2018. Keep an eye out for them in bookshops!
I am absolutely delighted to be part of the Heroes and Villains exhibition in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. My work is on display for the next five weeks in the historic Gibson Cabinet on the first floor, alongside that of another local artist, Keith Kennedy. If you get a chance to visit the Crawford anytime soon, I hope you take a look!
Opening Hours for the Crawford:
- Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm,
- Late opening Thursdays until 8pm,
- Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11am - 4pm
Towards the end of last year, I was delighted to join Rogue Comics as a lettering artist for a comic series called Ocean City. Created by Colm Griffin, the comic tells a coming of age story about a boy "learning about the past, dealing with loss, and finding out where he fits in the world." I'm very proud to be part of the creative team, and I'm delighted to say that the book sold out during its launch event earlier this month! I'm already looking forward to issue two!
The book is currently out of stock, but will soon be available at roguecomicsireland.com.
I'm delighted to share the news that my graduation film, The Clockmaker, has been selected to be shown at the Dingle Animation Festival this year! It was an incredibly challenging project in so many ways, but it has been rewarding too.
Congratulations, also, to my wonderful classmates for the work they did on their own graduation films, several of which have also been included in the Dingle Animation Festival selection.
You can see the full official selection here: LINK.
The results are in, and I'm delighted to announce that I was awarded Best Letterer by Irish Comic News in the 2017 ICN Awards! I am incredibly grateful for the nomination, for everyone who voted for me, for the wonderful teams who have given me such fantastic opportunities, and to everyone who helped support and encourage me along the way. Many, many thanks!
I'm delighted to have some of my work in on display in the County Library during the month of October as part of the Cork Comic Creators exhibition! The exhibition is part of the Children's Book Festival, and features work by plenty of local artists. The work I have on display is part of a children's book I'm illustrating at the moment, written by Emmet O'Brien and Jessica Healy. If you're in the area, stop by and take a look!Read More
After a fantastic trip to Italy in September, I'm getting back into the swing of reality. But before I start writing about my work again, I wanted to share a little photo blog of the trip!Read More