Barometer cartoon from Charlie Adley’s latest Double Vision column. I really enjoyed drawing this cartoon. It’s based on a barometer that hangs in my grandparents’ house in Greencastle. I used the barometer for my project when applying for art college. I drew it many times for that project and it all came back to me when I was doing the lettering you can see on the face behind Charlie.
‘As we munch our eggs and bacon, Peter shares intriguing news updates, but where there was once grey matter, there is at the moment only goo. Long ago, The Ramones explained it thus:
“I am not broken. I’m just someone whose brain gets gripped in a vice; someone whose perception of the world changes…”
A mental health/depression cartoon to go with Charlie’s latest column over at Double Vision. Click here for more.
An unmissable event that I’m missing this weekend is the Kilkenny Animated Festival in various venues from 23-25 February 2018. I had planned to go to everything and make a weekend of it but I ended up in demand elsewhere. If you’re an animation student, already in the industry, or just have an interest in cartoons, you need to go along to this. Ireland was once a hotbed of animation in the 1990s but companies like the Cartoon Saloon are marking Ireland out as one of the animation leaders in the world. That’s no small feat and it’s to be applauded until your palms sting.
Phill Jupitus and Allan Cavanagh. Photo by Dean Kelly
Phill Jupitus was in Galway for the Galway Comedy Carnival and spent several mornings in the Kenny Gallery. Phill was putting his own spin on existing works using his iPad and the public was invited to join in. I went up on the last day and took part. It was a lot of fun, Phill creates very accomplished pieces in a short time.