Monday, August 17, 2015

New Bizzzzness cards from USB Memory Direct

There is a time in your life when you just need to step up and wear the big boy pants. It's of the upmost importance that the big boy pants have pockets big enough to hold all your jewels, wealth and essential McGyver type tools for breaking out of tricky situations. 
Every artist I know has been in that face palm moment. You're out having a drink and get chatting to someone who ends up being an art director of that agency you've always heard of but never got your work in the door. If only you had a business card with all of your best work on it to give to them with a quick flick of your Patrick Bateman wrist. 

The guys at USB Memory Direct got in touch about arming me with such weaponry.  I dealt with a lovely guy named Jeff who was so on his game, like I wish he worked for our Broad Band provider. Within a few days they were on my door step and I was ready for business. The quality of the cards is the best I have seen, well I'v never seen a USB business card before but these are the best there is, really strong and with 8gb on each card I can load up the best of my portfolio and show off to all my business friends....well artist friends...who don't normally have business cards so this will blow their creative minds, total game changer. Now I just need to make 8gb of work to put on there. 

Have a look at USB Memory Directs custom work, man they can make any usb look shit hot. When I've handed all my cards out or used them to break out of a locked room thats about to be blown up by evil Russian warlords, I'll be ordering another batch. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Figures in question.

Hey everyone, 

I'm looking for your thoughts, opinions, critiques and artistic knowledge.
I have been thinking long and hard about the Game of Thrones figures I made not so long ago for the Ltd Gallery in Seattle. They were a small collection and made really as a whole art piece for a show with no real intention of becoming anything but that. Since they sold out at the show I have been getting emails from all over from so many amazing people. Some asking will I make more and others demanding I make more. Ive been asked about nearly every character, "Where is Joffrey at? The Mother of Dragons eating a heart what up? YO! make Oberyn if ya know whats good for ya."

Making the entire Battle Damaged collection is something I would love to do, they were so much fun to make but its a huge task to take on along with work and just life in general. But lately the urge has been too great and maybe I need to listen to the people and just get my game ( of thrones ) on.

The thing thats really stopping me is I haven't the foggiest where to start? How to mass produce something but keep the hand made elements and charm? Even with a Kickstarter campaign and some money backing it how could I produce so many characters in a short space of time in the way that keeps them as a collectible piece? Is there a toy company that could help? Who to ask or where to look?
What I'm asking you all is for your thoughts? DO you like the work enough to feel there should be more? Would you buy one as an artistic designer toy? Would it be best to have them made of wood, hand painted and not plastic? I make this stuff always thinking of the fans of my work and I guess now I am asking those fans what would you do? Your thoughts and honest opinions would help steer me the right way. 

I've started this discussion and investigation over on my Facebook page so feel free to jump in and share your thoughts or you can email me at 

Much love. 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Paduary 2015

At the beginning of 2012 I set myself a personal project that would also act as month long gift to a friend. I dedicated the month of January to my friend and creative collaborator Paddy Dunne calling it 'Paduary'.

Over the course of the month I would take a few minutes out of each day and do a little doodle of Paddy.I would illustrate the daily adventures of my champion friend so you too can get to know the REAL Paddy Dunne. Each little paddy pic Is based on the true life adventures of Paddy Dunne with pure exaggerated imagination ingredients included. 

This project is now in its 4rd year and I hope to continue it until Paddy and myself share the same nursing home or we run out of pop culture references. 

This year is a little different than the last. Instead of random daily scenarios I will make a continuing story line, made by the suggestions from you the Paddy fans. So anyone following can suggest where Paddy goes or what characters he meets along the way. Some days there may be more than one page depending on where we take the story. The story begins the morning after that big party. Leave your suggestions in the comment box below each image. 

I'd love if you could share Paduary with your friends so we can change that boring old January once and for all and bring a bit of craic to it. It will be way better than checking the news in the morning time and the more people involved the more wild suggestions. 

You can look at all the past years on my website HERE

You can also follow Paduary each day this month HERE

Let the padventure begin

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Some 'Tough Love' this Christmas

This christmas think of the prints out there that have no home. Adopt a 'Tough Love' print this christmas as a gift for your lonely walls. I have teamed up with the Tough Love Print Gallery to release a series of 4 limited edition prints all inspired by my favourite tough loves from my favourite Christmas movies, well the more inadvertent Christmas movies. 

Riggs and Murtaugh sharing some love after a hard day at work. John and Holly wrapped up after an eventful Christmas eve stuck in the airport. Edward and Kim's long goodbye and of course our very own Brenda looking after Kevin in the big city. These are the moments I love around this time of year, sitting by the fire, wrapped up and cosy with the ones you love. 

Each print is 8"X 8" Giclee on Cotton Rag, signed, and  numbered. They are an edition of 20 and also available as a set of 4 . 

Be sure to get in tough with the guys at Hang Tough Framing frame them up for you, these look pretty great framed and make a lovely little gift. 

Be sure to check out TOUGH LOVE and have a happy christmas. x 

Thursday, September 25, 2014


The Rebels have come to Dublin and opened up a fine drinking and eating establishment. Soberlane is more than your grand auld pub, its a massive slice of lovely. Having been kitted out by the architectural genius of ABGC, I was commissioned to create some artwork for the walls and what a delightfully splendid commission it was.
The lads, like myself have a fondness for  80s & 90s pop culture . They also love that old school pub decor, so we decided to mash them up.  The result was some interesting pop culture taxidermy.
Paying homage to our long lost childhood trophies I decided to adorn the Soberlane walls with some fallen hero's.
Where did Bosco go? His yello box has a NAMA sticker on it for years. . Whatever happened to Alf? The truth is out there and it ain' pretty. Is Sonic still running around The Green Hill zone or did Robotnic clip him with his Nissan Micra??? The evidence is now behind the doors of Soberlane so be sure to pop your head in for some delish grub and tall pints off a grand bunch of chaps. Also whilst your there check out some stencilific pieces from ADW hidden about the place.

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