"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, 4 April 2010


Whats the craic folks, been over a week since I got anything up, its been full on flat to the mat on this end!! Had to get a break from the line art for a while though, so I've been doing a a bit of colouring, lucky me hi, Holly's been doing he flats for me! So heres the first two panels, in full colour, let me know what you's think cause im always looking for advice on the colouring- why can't life be black and white, with the occasional splash of grey?!

A wee 2D update aswell- was chatting with Dave the other day and he was telling me that John Wagner is coming-buzzing! He wrote "History of Violence" which I fracking love! But hes done loads- enter copy and paste haha- John Wagner is a comics writer who was born in Pennsylvania in 1949 and moved to Scotland as a boy. Alongside Pat Mills, Wagner was responsible for revitalising British boys' comics in the 1970s, and has continued to be a leading light in British comics ever since. He is best known for his work on 2000 AD, for which he created Judge Dredd. He is noted for his taut, violent thrillers and his black humour

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