As I said previously I’ve had some really interesting commissions in 2021, including this one of 3 pivotal female mathematicians. It was commissioned for use in presentations on mathematics and features the mathematical titans of Sofya Kovalevskaya, Sophie Germain, and Emmy Noether. My client explained they’re not given enough prominence in the field of mathematics, and that Emmy Noether in particular “did Einstein’s homework for him”! It was one of the first pieces I completed digitally since investing in that bit of tech, it was interesting unlocking the painterly potential of it (albeit in black and white!)
Another piece I did for the Galway City Museum for this year’s online St. Patrick’s Day in Galway. These are traditional Saint Patrick’s Day crosses that Irish children used to make themselves in the run up to Saint Patrick’s Day. These illustrations are based on a couple of badges that are in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland. Over on the Galway City Museum’s website there are instructions on how to make your own traditional St. Patrick’s Day crosses!
These illustrations also appeared in Galway City Council’s special pull-out St. Patrick’s Day supplement in the current issue of the Galway Advertiser. You can also find Galway City Museum’s colouring in page of Saint Patrick banishing the snake and the Galway Cartoon Festival’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade colouring in/activity page, both drawn by me. No parades this year so get the kids to make their own!
The Illustrated Guide to Brexit: what a brilliant concept, and brilliantly executed. Great to see the cartoon medium employed in a fresh way that accounts for the limits and possibilities of online articles. Crisp black and white illustrations by on-assignment Christoph Niemann explaining the Brexit mess. Click through and have a look.
A dispatch from Brexit-crazed London.