"If stones could speak,
Then London's praise
Should sound for those w
ho built this church
and city from the ground"

The above quote is taken from the foundation stone in the entrance porch at St. Columb's Cathedral in Derry. They were written in 1633 on the completion of the cathedral. If Stones Could Speak is the title of a project currently being run by Greater Shantallow Community Arts and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The project is designed to provide a creative platform for digital art writers and artists in the Derry area. The aim is to create new work in the form of an anthology of short comic book stories that will use the city of Derry (especially the walled city) as a backdrop. The idea is to "work local and think global". The final artwork will be published and will act as a legacy and enhance the CVs of all those involved.

Greater Shantallow Community Arts
Founded in 1999, GSCA is a community arts organisation based in the Outer North area of Derry in Northern ireland that aims to provide direct access to the arts within communities. It aims to enrich lives, promote artists, the arts and to promote cultural activity. www.gscaderry.com

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Meet the characters!

What happening people, lack of posts this week that's going to have to blamed on Paddy's day!, or in my case me birthday-woohoo! Yip getting old now, 24, by cheesus I don't have long left on this mortal coil!! I was going to post this in full colour, I actually got the flat colouring done, but I couldn't do it, I decided when we started this project that I was going to get me line art completed for all the pages before I started colouring-so your only getting the black and whites!
            In several of the posts you will have already come across most of the characters, there five of them,(from the left) The mother, Taghde the homeless alcoholic, Olamh the cop, Aibhle the party goer, then the unnamed one. This shot is the first time you see them together in a sense, and is the only facial shots in the story. Not that their faces fall off or anything its just theres alot going on in the story, so no time for close ups. So I hope you's like, I fracking do!!! 

p.s, Bridgeen from the ol 2d collective is working on the elephant words website, it a group of artist and writers that start stories, then their carried on by someone else, then once a week they add a picture or illustration, click here to see her contributions.

p.s.s been checking out this great blog recently, its all pros and they pick a charcter each week and do them in their one style and post them one a day, check it out here

1 comment:

  1. love this man cant wait to see more love the layout you on the wright i think is the best like the look on your face and of course the jamjars coming off nice one keep it up.