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23 apr 2013
here is a test animation from 2012 by the amazing people at studio aka using some of my illustrations. the project didn't materialise in the end but i was so excited by what they did
went for a stroll around dublin zoo with regan hutchins recently, here's a little podcast he recorded for the RTE lyric fm series, culture file
19 apr 2013
images i made inspired by ealing studio's kind hearts & coronets (1949) & the ladykillers (1955)
8 apr 2013
some owls i was drawing last week...
5 apr 2013
here's an old image i fixed up recently. it's from a project i did many years ago in college; i was illustrating franz kafka's Der Prozess (the trial)
interactive map of the bronx here
3 apr 2013
pandamonium at peek zoo, out now
13 mar 2013
pandamonium at peek zoo out next month
13 mar 2013
8 mar 2013
6 mar 2013
5 mar 2013
4 mar 2013
2 mar 2013
go to the node launch at the design museum, info here
28 feb 2013
25 feb 2013
i have a few of these black & white illustrations with old vehicles on the go at the moment...
21 feb 2013
what a great face has babe ruth, you could draw it with one line i think
19 feb 2013
pattern for mr peek's pyjamas. would like to do more of this stuff- bed sheets/curtains/wallpaper/etc
19 feb 2013
my card maybe, if i had one...
15 feb 2013
was working on some hand lettering earlier today...
10 feb 2013
another photo of my rug from my very talented friend chris haughton. support node here
17 jan 2013
node official launch at the design museum, london on tues 5th march. watch this great video & design your own rug
9 jan 2013
7 jan 2013
happy new year! will be putting up some doodles in the shop for sale
14 dec 2012
nice portrait of yours truly by jon burgerman, ta jon
working on some collages today, will put the good ones i don't need up for sale in the shop sometime soon...
19 nov 2012
watched roberto rossellini's war trilogy (rome open city, paisan, germany year zero) last month so i thought he should feature>>>
another spread from pandamonium at peek zoo, not everything goes according to plan would you believe?!
a little snippet from a cultural map of the bronx i was working on. you can see the interactive map in full when it goes online soon, i'll post a link
3 nov 2012
i simply cannot stop listening to harry nilsson (the children's story album, the point, is playing as i type), so i added him to the crowd. see below>>>
24 oct 2012
revised mr peek cover
17 oct 2012
a page from the new mr peek book, out 1 april 2013
27 sept 2012
another scrapped spread from the new mr peek book. you can pre-order pandamonium at peek zoo here
27 sept 2012
added chester arthur burnett aslo know as howlin' wolf, see below>>>
25 sept 2012
mr peek is also now available in hebrew! i couldn't even figure out how to copy & paste the text so i had to make a screen shot!
21 sept 2012
added jean gabin- grand illusion, port of shadows & le jour se léve have all been in our dvd player recently.
14 sept 2012
inspired by the sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band album cover & running with some illustrations of famous personalities i've been doing recently, i'm starting a little group of people i get a little obsessed with. to start, here's ian dury. i've been listening to new boots & panties!! & mr love pants way too often in the last 3 weeks. will keep adding my other preoccupations as they come.
6 sept 2012
working on a new cover for the 2nd mr peek book today, disappointed to learn that sales don't really care for this one. on the plus side, the first mr peek book is now available in polish: pan pikulik he's called!
13 aug 2012
was sketching some soldiers for a map i'm working on at the moment. they're not accurate for the period so i thought i'd stick 'em up here...
13 aug 2012
finished the second mr peek book last month, will post some more when i get the chance, been a busy bee...
22 may 2012
some of the crowd at peek zoo...
15 may 2012
lions again today. just keep sketching & the answer will reveal itself!
14 may 2012
a look at mr peek's car from a page i'm finishing up soon
10 may 2012
a lion i was working on today, he's a little bit tough to see here because he's lurking in the shadows
7 may 2012
mr & mrs public. this time around peek zoo has plenty of visitors. here are a few characters that appear in the crowd scenes.
30 apr 2012
a parcel/raft/rookery/créche/huddle of penguins. seems there's no standard collective noun, but i like a plague of penguins
22 mar 2012
i finished this page for the next mr peek book, but we had to amend the story so it got scrapped. ah well...
17 mar 2012
the first page for a little story i illustrated for the feb issue of french children's magazine pomme d'api
here's a close up of the spider from the facing page>>>
24 feb 2012
building up the mr peek character for the cover...
23 feb 2012
OFFSET, OFFSET, OFFSET! get your tickets here!
25 jan 2012
finishing up some spreads for mr peek 2 this week, still a way to go. mr peek 1 has been translated into spanish & catalan by the nice people at editorial flamboyant. he will be called sr. rondón, sounds good to me!
2 dec 2011
M is for mime...
my poster for the small print project, the illustrated alphabet. prints are available to buy here
28 nov 2011
still trying to finish up the "peek-ual" (thanks mathew!)
25 oct 2011
quick sketch for matt sewell's ghost of gone birds colouring book
29 sept 2011
personal piece inspired by a dream i have once a year- i am casually informed that it is compulsory to attend your old school for another 4 or so years. didn't i know about this? it's common knowledge. utter dread seizes me; the thought of having to somehow pass another irish exam! then i wake up.
8 sept 2011
some elephant characters i started for a project that didn't work out. i'll put up the finished ones at some point, they still need some tweaking
3 aug 2011
sent some monster scribbles to jon & he burgerman-ised them for me in his inimitable style
thrilled to bits to win this year's bull-bransom award. last year's winner, the lion & the mouse, by jerry pinkney is excellent.
mar 2011 - WOW, with a little help the first framed print is up for sale in the shop! will put up more as we go on finding suitable frames here & there
jan 2011 - happy new year! have been meaning to do this for a while now, posting it here will give me the incentive to actually follow it up. there will be some signed prints for sale soon
jan 2011 - great to see a bilingual copy of tiny little fly. it is also available in dutch & german & soon to be translated for japan. here is a Q&A with michael rosen for publishers weekly. oh... & here it is in french
the foldout sequence from tiny little fly, written by michael rosen
some spreads from the book, tiny little fly, we will be taking about making next week (sunday 12th sept 2010) in dun laoghaire, dublin. the pictures above are really two double page spreads beside one another. my fellow dubliner, chris haughton will also be there taking about his new book, a bit lost.
little promo for tiny little fly. written by michael rosen. out 4 oct 2010
poster i finished recently for children's book ireland
some endpapers from tiny little fly that we didn't get to use.
oct 2010 - mr peek is now available in stores here in the US. i'm delighted to say that the renowned strand bookstore has a few copies. i should also mention that it has been translated into french (le zoo de mister peek), german (herr pipapo!), portuguese (sr. pancas!) italian (mr peek e i malintesi allo zoo) & danish (hr. prik).
oct 2009 - bedtime story
this venerable turkey character is based on a black and white photograph of my grandad, kevin waldron, on his wedding day. thankfully, he didn't mind the anthropomorphization!
my french may be wrong, sorry!
corrected by gilbert, merci!
our heroes setting off on their adventure...
An image for the Where The Wild Things Are inspired website, www.terribleyelloweyes.com
How to make a turkey! There will be some more sketchbook samples on www.apple-egg.co.uk on monday 3rd Aug. Please take a look.
I love drawing Mr. Peek's long shoes!
Step 1. design the Owl & the Pussy-cat characters. Step 2. make them dance!
Sometimes Mr. Peek had his best ideas inside an elephant's mouth.
Mr Peek Poster
Getting some practice for another Mr. Peek book!
The turkey who lives on the hill (& friends!) from the Owl & the Pussy-cat
Another spread from The Owl & the Pussy-cat, out Oct 2009
Mr. Peek & the misunderstanding at the zoo won the Opera Prima award at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2009
Receiving the award in Bologna, March 2009
Spread from Mr. Peek & the misunderstanding at the zoo, 2008.
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Bologna Catalogue Cover 2009
The Owl & the Pussy-cat, coming later this year. A Simon & Schuster book