Was invited by the guys at Fused Magazine to take part in the Eye Candy Pop-Up store at the Great Western Arcade in the Bullring, Birmingham October 5th-9th. I sold a limited run of my Patti Smith print which you can just see top left of the photo.
UsFolk is an Northern Irish illustration collective using only Belfast-based illustrators that I'm proud to be part of. We have studios and gallery space, so we decided to kick things off with a massive party. We even managed to get our own exclusive UsFolk IPA brewed for the event. Yowza.
Belfast can be a small town at the best of times. When David J McMillan cooked up the idea of a monthly networking evening for local illustrators, the numbers grew to the most recent one hosted and organised by myself and Mel Carroll at the UsFolk studios.
Turns out there is a huge amount of freelance illustrators in Northern Ireland who just really haven't been all that aware of one another. This evening was a great chance to network, chat and draw; expanding the UsFolk illustration co-operative idea.
i've done a few collaborations with Falkirk's own avant-garde sonic wizard; Adam Stafford, but none so luxurious as this white 12" vinyl release of his new "Taser Revelations" (due 21.03.16) album.
It was one of those projects that was really lightning in a bottle in terms of right time and right place. Also created this small animation to run alongside the launch and hopefully used as a projection at the album launch at the Hug & Pint on 20th March 2016.
first of a signed edition just about to head off to an overseas customer #illustration #giclee #print #ellafitzgerald
I had my fleeting 93 seconds of fame recently on Belfast's local NVTV network (click HERE): discussing the exhibition space at Mashmob and the site specific mural being painted by Stephen Maurice Graham.
commissioned by Wired magazine for their November issue to accompany an interview with the highest paid female CEO in America: Martine Rothblatt.
The wonderful folks at the Graphic Design & Animation studios of Mash Mob (whom let me sub-let their studio space) turned 1 this week. They commissioned Stephen Maurice Graham hisself to paint a mural on their studio walls and then asked me to take a nice big group photo to mark the moment.
Seeing as the last Mash Mob group show was such a hoaching success, they decided to have another one. This time the net was cast across the whole of the Emerald Isle, snagging a few prize catches as Stephen Maurice Graham, Sarah Bowie, Donough O'Malley and (ahem) myself.
I submitted a personal piece on the comic and anointed "Queen Of The Lesbians" Lea Delaria. Some will know her as Boo from 'Orange Is The New Black'.