Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Galway Pub Scrawl #98 - The Flaming Wolf!

We had a Galway Pub Scrawl!.... kind of. Patrick had a birthday, so Katie organised an AWESOME Jurassic Park-themed Birthday Party for him. Check it out!

New People!

Cake! Biscuits! Cake!

Patrick wonders if his present is in this weird thing.

He's a father!

T-Rex helps Katie draw.

While Velociraptor gets hyper on jelly.

Ger is in his very spiffy Halloween outfit...

... while drawing Halloween horrors.

Mary was designing horns.

Yolande made her Halloween outfit in the pub.

And Caspar was drawing this cool Batgirl.

Chuck drew this Ballerina.

That was a lot of fun you guys. Huge thanks to our friends in McSwiggans for letting us into the back room as always. Well done to Katie for organising such a great party! Come join us in another 2 weeks for the next Galway Pub Scraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawl!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Admin Monday 21 OCT 2013 - More good links

Another bunch of links and updates we were talking about over on the Facebook Group:


You can get the comics we made at 24 hour comic day here.

Maura McHugh has organised the next Laydeez do comics on the 30th of November in the Odessa Club, Dublin. Make sure to check them out if you like comics!

Roisin has started an 8 week sketching course in Clarinbridge You can contact her roisin.cure (at) gmail.com to see if there's spaces.

And Mary pointed us in the direction of this contest - a chance to illustrate comic pages for Aaron D'Errico. Submit by November the 4th for a chance to win $2,000!


There was a good adaptation of what Charles Bukowski had to say on creativity and ideal conditions over on Brain Pickings.

This was a beautiful blend of animation and illustration/comics.

Awesome Fantasy and Sci-Fi illustrations are starting to turn up in the big auctions at Heritage.

I've been trying to adhere to the challenge of Inktober! that Jake Parker has set up. Follow Inktober! on tumblr, twitter and Instagram. Mine are on my Instagram account.

And I found these super informative blogs - Painting stuff to look like stuff and DigiQualia.

Patrick across some some handy figure drawing tips.

And our friends in Sub City showed us the link for this excellent set of comics - check it out!


Come join us next Monday for Pub Scrawl #98. #98 - The Flaming Wolf! Ooooh, snarl. Behave. Number 100 is looming!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Galway Pub Scrawl #97 - Helen's Hedgehog is our Master now!

Hey all - one quick update: The next date for Laydeez do Comics has been set for the 30th of November in Dublin - make sure to check them out and drop in if you're interested in all things comic and are about Dublin on the day.

Here's pics from tonight - I'm working in the morning, so I'll give text/context when I have time! Ciao for now!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

24 hour comic day follow-up - get your comics here!

So to follow up on 24 hour comic book day, here are the entrants that I have scanned copies of so far!

Donal Fallon - Comic Lo-Res - Comic Hi-Res

Brian Naughton - Comic Lo-Res Comic Hi-Res

Liam Naughton - Comic Lo-Res - Comic Hi-Res

James Newell - Comic

Ronan Coyle - Comic

I think these all work. Google Drive can confuse me sometimes. Let me know in the comments if they don't! More comics from all the participants as I have them! Huge thanks to everyone who came again, all the guys in 091 labs & to the staff at iSupply! (especially Mo).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Admin Monday 07 OCT 2013

So, we survived the 24 hour comic day over the weekend, somehow. I'm going to produce a PDF of all the pages as soon as possible, featuring all the pages I can get from myself, James Newell, Brian Naughton, Liam Naughton, Declan Carroll and all the others I can gather together.... thanks to all. Special thanks to 091 labs for hosting us, as always it makes a great venue for projects.


Ash linked to the "Wearable Art Show" - an upcoming Art event that still has submission calls if you want to look into it.

Alanna let us all know that Galway Game Jam #3 is on in the Aras na MacLeinn this Saturday the 12th of October. If you like the idea of making computer games in a super compressed time, or even just calling in to see what everyone is up to, go call in!

Jay has been sculpting and will probably be sculpting more! I think he sold his first head, but you should keep an eye peeled cos he tends to sell his stuff cheap. :)

And Roisin Cure came to join us at the last Pub Scrawl and drew this lovely live sketch of Pub Scrawl in action! -


If running a site like this could be a paid day job, it would be my dream day job : http://www.theweekinsketches.com/

Chuck pointed us towards this micro-documentary (pun intended) about the making of Jon Hopkins music videos - compulsive viewing!

Creating The Microscopic Art Of Jon Hopkins' Immunity from The Creators Project on Vimeo.

You can get an Android app that mimics the Oblique Strategies deck for those times when you are creatively blocked.

The Technician from our department at Art College is based over in Hong Kong now and has an Instagram account filled with amazing Macro photographs of insects and arthropods - check it out.

Ania pointed us towards the kickstarter for the Masters of Anatomy book - looks amazing!

Jason Rainville outlined what he thinks of as a regular "study schedule" for Art - hardcore.

This is Colossal featured these amazing cut newspapers that become like amazing lace from Myriam Dion -

Here's a tumblr post with some great approaches to figure drawing outlined on it.

David Kassan had this great History of Painting timeline over on his website. Really interesting to see all the overlaps!

That's it! Stay tuned for updates about where to find the PDF of our 24 hour comic day comics, and come back next Monday for our next Pub Scrawl #97 - Helen's Hedgehog is our Master now!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Galway Pub Scrawl Special Event - 24 Hour Comic Day 2013!

Hour One -

Hour Two -

I'm getting to the end of the planning stages...

Hour Three -

Patrick Gavin -

Hour Four - barely moved

Caspar Shelley -

Hour Five - #scene missing#

Hour Six -

James Newell -

Hour Seven - #scene missing#

Hour Eight (One third done) -

Liam begins to produce things that look like comics! We're well on the way!

Hour Eleven - Patrick and Caspar bow out:

Caspar -

Patrick -

Hour Fourteen - Garry bows out:

Hour Fifteen - Ronan bows out, his *beautiful* scroll not finished this night, sadly.

6 AM Check-in! Are we still making something recognisable as comics?

Me -

James Newell -

Declan Carroll -

Liam Naughton -

Brian Naughton -

Hour 22 - Declan has bowed out. The Naughton's (Brian and Liam) were gone a small while before.

Hour 24 - The Day is Done.

James Newell - 5 meticulous pencilled pages -

Me - 24 pages pencilled, 20 with ink outlines, full ink on 1. Nice! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more work than I did last year.

Thanks everybody! Happy 24 hour comic day!