150. Validation
Wednesday — November 13th, 2013

150. Validation

Wahoo! The world’s greatest weekly webcomic returns for its annual update :)

How are ye all keeping?

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KERRANG!

Yo dudes, I got a comic about everybody’s favourite old-school thrash band, Metallica, in this week’s Kerrang! magazine.  They do a ‘komic’ supplement once a year and this year I was asked to be involved.  As a teenage Kerrang! buyer and life-long Metallica fan, sure how could I resist :)

I’m in there with fellow Beano scribbler, Steve Beckett and the guitarist from Good Charlotte ( a comic book artist in his own right – who knew?) amongst others.  It’s fun. My strip allowed me to draw one of my favourite bands in a couple of compromising scenarios, sample below!

Check it out if you like rock, Metallica or comics, yo.  If you don’t like any of these things… I dunno, there are no words.

It’s in the shops ’til next Thursday or so.

Me on the Tubridy show!

I was on the Tubridy show on 2FM this morning talking a bit about my work for the Beano and some other bits and pieces.  A pretty cool experience all in all, pleasantly surprised to learn RT is an Oink! fan :)

Here’s a link to the segment if you’re interested:

 

ReeRaw 5

Issue 5 of the Irish language anthology RíRá is out and I’ve got a three page story in it! Here’s the first page:

Page One

Click to embiggen!

Apart from yours truly it features a raft of great-looking schtuff from Irish comic talents including Phil Barrett, Eoin Ryan, Fintan Taite, Maeve Clancy, Bob Byrne & loads more.  Well worth checking out.

It’s published for school-age  kids, so if you know a kid learning the language, or even just interested in it, it’ll make a great gift!  You can get it in newsagents throughout the country, and it’s available on Kindle and iPad and for online purchase too – check it out here.

I’ll put up an English language version of my contribution on this site in the new year so look out for that!

Le grá,

Al

Issue 5 Cover

Mr. Blob

Threw this together inspired by my two-year old’s favourite bed-time stories. Every time I read one to him, this image popped into my head.  Might actually put together a little story in the original style for fun (as a loving homage, Hargreaves estate legal squad)!