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Denise Gallagher’s Depiction of Pinocchio


Denise Gallagher was commissioned to create an illustration of Pinocchio based on the original Italian fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. The novel, “The Adventures of Pinocchio” is dark and tumultuous with many twists and turns. Denise used imagery from the tale to create an illustration that captures the spirit of this whimsical yet grim story.

External Link: Denise Gallagher’s Depiction of Pinocchio

‘Hospital’ drawings now on Wellcome Trust blog


After a stay in hospital last year, I decided to make some drawings about my experiences. I later submitted these to Wellcome Images where they are now available in a library of medical pictures. I was really pleased when they were recently picked to appear on the Wellcome Library blog. I have drawn and written about what happened to me and how I felt about it all. I have tried to show the hospital experience from a patient’s perspective.

External Link: ‘Hospital’ drawings now on Wellcome Trust blog

Simon Brader’s Men’s Fitness ‘Race Fit’ series


Open Water Swimming is 4th illustration instalment for Men’s Fitness magazine’s ‘Race Fit’ series by Simon Brader.

Each month offers advice on a different sport ranging from cycle sportives, 10k races to adventure racing, triathlon and with many more to come in the future it promises to be great collection of illustration.

External Link: Simon Brader’s Men’s Fitness ‘Race Fit’ series

Diversity in Children’s Books via Kickstarter!


Flamingo Rampant is a kickstarter that aims to promote children’s books that are LGBT-representative, racially and ethnically diverse, and gender independent. I did a cover for one of their books, M is for Mustache, and you can see the cover and read an article about their project on Kickstarter! See the link!

External Link: Diversity in Children’s Books via Kickstarter!

Donough O’Malley’s latest work for Wine Republic


The third and final illustration I recently created for Wine Republic magazine, Argentina. This issue, the magazine’s main article is about the closed door restaurant scene in Mendoza. There are a bunch of closed door, pop up restaurants in people’s homes which are great for intimate dinner parties, and a good way for the owners to avoid paying the taxman.

External Link: Donough O’Malley’s latest work for Wine Republic

Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine


A story about illustrator/portraitist Travis Simpkins, written by Doreen Manning, is included in the Summer 2014 issue of Access Magazine (Worcester Art Museum’s publication). The feature is an overview of Travis Simpkins’ career as a professional artist (with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe), his series of gallery sketches and his various contributions to and association with the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.

External Link: Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine

The Boy Who Fell Into A Book – Literacy Project


The Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Outreach Department recently launched an educational literacy project to accompany a new summer musical production of Alan Ackybourn’s play “The Boy Who Fell Into a Book”. For the project I accompanied Diana from the Outreach department on a number of workshops in Brompton and Snainton primary schools, working with the children to develop characters, settings and stories based on the themes of the play. The children worked the characters, etc into performances of their own, and I created illustrations based on what they came up with.

As a starting point I made a couple of sample characters/settings based on suggestions from Diana, then it was up to the children. They came up with monsters, robots, deadly chickens, giant cucumbers, poisonous injections, psycho killers, booby traps and much, much more. This was my first time working on this kind of project and it was a great deal of fun, very inspirational and something I’d hope to do again in the future.

External Link: The Boy Who Fell Into A Book – Literacy Project

Monsterwood OGN Kickstarter Campaign


Monsterwood was conceived by Jason Rosen, and further developed by two-time Emmy winner, Louise Gikow (Disney, Jim Henson Productions). The graphic novel is illustrated by Harvey award-winning fantasy artist Steve Ellis (The Only Living Boy, Dungeons & Dragons).

“My experience with creating artwork for Monsterwoood is a joy. I believe that Jason has a really unique and fun project on his hands, which is why I’ve devoted so much time making the world a reality. I’m finding myself able to take all the painting and creature work I’ve done over the years in games, like Dungeons and Dragons and World of Warcraft, and mix in the storytelling skills I developed working in comics. It’s a wonderful adventure,” notes Ellis.

Beyond the completed graphic novel, the campaign offers other exclusives and limited edition rewards including maquettes busts, glicees of pre-production concept paintings, and hand drawn illustrations by Steve Ellis.

External Link: Monsterwood OGN Kickstarter Campaign