Nialler9 Illustration Rundown BUMPER XMAS EDITION

Here's a few bits and bobs I've done for Nialler 9 recently, he's currently doing a brill job of giving the lowdown on many of the best albums and songs of the year so pop on over for a look...

Brad says 'Hi' from Sunny Cullybackey

Last week when I was in work I read an article on a girl called Taylor Momsen, I hadn't really heard about her before but I'd heard her name banded about since it's one of those cloying american-y names that people from here end up calling their kids and making them sound like little Brad is fresh from the Valley when really he's from Cullybackey.

Anyway I gulped in this article on my break and was pretty taken aback about how she's been treated by those 'in charge' of her and her career thus far. Rudey nudey videos and fanny shots before she's even 17 and then the realisation of the fact that she's merely being used as a product made me wince a little and generally its quite hard to make me wince.

I started doodling then and began to pretend I was a voyeur sitting in on the interview, taking snap shots of a young teen for exploititive purposes (now you're sitting up) for my gossip rag and then I decided that this teen needed a voice. Albeit a voice in which she unwittingly exposes her own exploitation. It's all very cynical.

Here's the results, Hollywood Interview:

The Digital Socket Awards Ultimate Prize

Just completed an flyer for the guys behind the Digital Socket Awards, an all Ireland based ceremonial fight to the death after which the victor will be allowed to lay their hands on the Ultimate Prize which has yet to be decided.

Alright it's not that tosh it's this wonderful thing:

"The Digital Socket Awards, Ireland’s first ever music awards event where the contenders are nominated by the public and decided by music bloggers"

Rewarding all your favourite Irish acts for their musicality and videos and design and that sounds fun aye? Well...head on over and nominate whoever you like for best album artwork.


Here's the pic:

*Only joking sort of.

4HF Unplugged AKA The Clip Show Post

My fantastico illustratin' housemate casually mentioned tonight that she wished she could zoom in on some of the details of my work, and who am I to deny her such a wish?!? Poor girl was beside herself every time I scrolled the mousewheel up and focused into a new part of one of my drawings revealing yet ANOTHER hitherto unknown realm of eye poppin' delights.

It did get me thinking though that it might be nice to post two early versions of pictures that became smaller parts of larger works and as such made it difficult to see the nice details in them. Gaze now at the Aztec Mer-woman-derson from Isobel Andersons Album cover for Cold Water Songs and the hulking time traveling sound sampling robot thinguamy from Kiani's Metal Kettle album.