Friday, August 28, 2009

A Load of Rubbish hits No.1

Just found out today my book "A Load of Rubbish" has hit the number 1 spot on, the Harper Collins website.

Very excited!!

The Constant Knitter goes live!

I met Rosemary Murphy through a "Start your own business" course back at the beginning of the year.

On seeing my work Rosemary asked me to design her branding and website for her online wool company "The Constant Knitter" I have to say she was one of the easiest clients to work with, she wanted something different, a little quirky and the rest she left to me. Since then we have become good friends and I am pleased to announce that after months of work on the backend from KRO, her website The Constant has gone live.

Have a look and buy some wool. A knitting craze is sweeping the country, pick up those needles!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Authonomy me, please!

Just put my book "A Load of Rubbish" up onto Its a platform launched by Harper Collins to route out new work as it is so hard these days to get new writers published.

If anyone is a member please have a read of my book and add me to your shelf, only if you like the work of course.

Click here!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A day in the dump via my black ink pen...

Places my characters hang out/live...

1. "The Bread Bin Bar", having a little difficulty giving those characters expressions, again as below, a little help needed and all suggestions welcomed.

2. "The Red Light District" where all the tabloids and a few broadsheets hangout. "Nelsons" the hostel, a massive (in dump terms), but gentle mahogany door.

3. "The Couch" on Revolutionary Road, the student/rebel/hippy district of the dump.

A Load of Rubbish needs some help!

These are some sketches I've been working on based around one of my stories and I need a little help.

I am trying to animate characters from the dump but I want to do it without adding anything else to them. I want their faces, their human"ish" characteristics to be a part of what they would normally look like, I don't want them to look like an add on, hope I'm explaining myself. Anyway, this works with objects made from materials that will bend, as you can squish and squash mouths, eyes etc... into places they weren't meant to be, but when it comes to glass, wood (although can use the knots to some effect) and other solid materials it proves a bit of a problem.

Have a look at the drawings and see if they spark any inspirations...

Croc an Oir

An interesting weekend I have to say... my brain is a little fried, spent most of the time staring at my notebook, trying to think of mad stories to write about a dog with blue eyes.

"Croc an Oir" at the foot of Sliabh na mBan was the backdrop to my creative weekend, I and about 12 others attended a creative writing workshop with John MacKenna. I have to say I reckon there must be something in the water in Mullinahone as I can't remember the last time I laughed so much my eyes were leaking!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wherever You Roam...

Always Bring A Window From Home.

I ran around town on Friday frantically trying to organise printing, collection, laminating, hole punching and any number of other "ings" imaginable and all in name of a week dedicated to Art.

Friday night myself and a posse of merry friends went around our fair city (I know its debatable but we're a proud people!) fastening them to any available lampost, cable ties and all.

Saturday morning "Poof" they'd all vanished!

If anyone would like one let me know, I've decided to avoid lamposting for a while!