Mick Fealty

Ryan T Crown, Writer and Reviewer

Rory McIlroy

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Chris Fearon, Great British Chef

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Michael Deane Goes to London

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Michael Deane Goes to the Beach

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Michael Deane Takes the Bus

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Michael Deane, After Oliver Jeffers

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My cartoon of Michael Deane, given the Simpsons treatment. Regards to Oliver Jeffers.

Michael Deane Drinks Wine

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Michael Deane on canvas

Michael Deane Makes Pasta

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Michael Deane making pasta by hand!

Michael Deane #Exhibition #5

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Michael Deane is a wine vat!

Michael Deane #Exhibition #4

Michael Deane up in arms, from afar

Michael Deane #Exhibition #3

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Michael Deane chasing a lamb!

Michael Deane #Exhibition #2

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Michael Deane fighting a lobster

Michael Deane #Exhibition #1

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Michael Deane sourcing fresh pork for his restaurant – from gate to plate.

Kim Jong-un

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The belligerent and despotic Kim Jong-un

Thatcher, 1925 – 2013

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My tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Ian Duncan Smith

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My drawing of IDS for Slugger O’Toole

Barack Obama on the NI Peace Process

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My cartoon of Obama after his comments on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Michael Oakeshott

My drawing for the Huffington Post of conservative political thinker, Michael Oakeshott

Paul Tweed – Concept Draw

My sketch of international libel lawyer, Paul Tweed.

Stuart Rankin: Dentist, Son, Brother, House Husband

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A good friend asked me to do a cartoon of him and his significant other – here it is!

Michael Deane – #Pixelated

The much drawn Michael Deane, given the pixel treatment.

Paul Stafford – #Pixelated

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Paul Stafford of Stafford hairdressing given the pixel treatment.

Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Magazine

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My picture of Vice CEO, Shane Smith. The very man who I featured alongside on Huff Post Live!

Estate Agent

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Commission from lady who wanted me to draw her estate agent friend for a birthday present

Belfast Family #Simpsonised

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A Belfast Family transformed into the Simpsons

Chris ‘Disco Pump’ Johnson

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Darren Clarke

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The Chancellor’s Budget 2013

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The delivery of George Osborne’s uninspiring budget coincided with the largest snow fall many have ever experienced. This is my cartoon that captures the events.

Yellow Faced Man

This is my pen and pencil rendering of a global music sensation and son of Ulster – Van Morrison.

Michael Longley, Simpsons Style

This is my picture of famous Ulster poet, Michael Longley done Simpsons style.

Eamonn Mallie given the Simpsons Treatment

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This is my rendering of the famous Belfast face into a Simpsons character.

David Ford, MLA

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David Ford is a Member of the Legislative Assembly and leader of the Alliance Party.

Abraham Lincoln

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“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

Common Grounds Staff – take 2

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This is my pretty graphic cartoon of one of Common Grounds’ exceptional members of staff.

Common Grounds Staff – take 1

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This guy is called Michael and he works at Common Grounds coffee shop not far from Queen’s University Belfast.

Alan Simpson Simponised

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I recently Simpsonised Alan Simpson, a well known Northern Ireland radio DJ.

Paul Stafford Simpsonised

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My cartoon of famous Northern Ireland hair stylist Paul Stafford.

Declan Kidney

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The coach of the Ireland rugby team.

William Blake Quote

“How can the bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing?”

Michael Deane

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The internationally renowned chef given the Simpsons treatment.

George Bernard Shaw

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Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw.

No Alibis Bookstore

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The No Alibis book store on Botanic Avenue, Belfast is pretty much an iconic landmark. This is my visual quick hand of the shopfront!

Happy Mothering Sunday

This is a drawing/present I made for a certain special someone for Mother’s Day 2013.

The Creative Process

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Whether it be writing, blogging or picture making the creative processes create a never ending mental battle!

Charles Dickens

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My drawing of the literary colossus.

Michael Deane

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Belfast’s most well known and recognisable restaurateur: Michael Deane.

W.B. Yeats

How aptly put by Irish literary giant, William Butler Yeats

From Stone Tablet to Tablet Computer

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The product of some thinking and doodling. It has been a fascinating journey of human endeavor.

John McCallister MLA

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My liberal interpretation of former-UUP MLA, John McCallister.

Hand Drawn Business Card

This is my attempt at making my own business card.

Gerry and Ted

Apparently Gerry has gone buck mad. Talking about his teddy, spouting out in his well known pigeon Irish, rambling about nonsense and just generally getting on like a weirdo.

James Joyce and Writing

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My cartoon of James Joyce with his words on the challenge of writing in English

Cambridge Barber Shop

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Oscar Wilde

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An Orwellian Illustration

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Brian Cowen take 2

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Produced another Brian Cowen for a friend in County Mayo.

Patrick Kavanagh

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Poet, novelist, Iniskeen-born, Dublin-aired, Irishman, Patrick Kavanagh.

Michael Longley

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My pictorial rendering of the inimitable Ulster poet and fellow RBAI alumnus, Michael Longley.

Cameron, David

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Cameron’s feeling the back-bench pressure over same-sex marriage. A cartoon.

John Hewitt

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This is a cartoon of famous Ulster poet, John Hewitt. This piece forms part of a larger body of work which will be shown at the Common Grounds coffee shop near Botanic Avenue in Belfast. The exhibition will be held in June 2013 and will be a study of the Ulster poets, both living and dead from the last 200 years.

Seamus Heaney

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The international man of verse, Seamus Heaney. I needn’t say any more.

News Letter Cartoon

A recent poll by Ipsos Mori revealed that 23% of Sinn Fein voters wish to remain part of the UK. This is the cartoon I did following the revelation of the poll results for the Belfast News Letter. The cartoon featured alongside analysis from the News Letter political correspondent and leading Northern Ireland commentator, Sam McBride.

A Case of Mislabelling

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It was unveiled on BBC Spotlight that 23% of Sinn Fein voters would choose to remain in the UK. At the same time there was a furore around the mislabelling of Halal meat in Ireland. I put the two news stories into my head and the cartoon above is what came out the end!

The Europe Speech

David Cameron gives his long awaited speech on Europe.

Doodle in Starbucks

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This is a doodle I did of my friend’s wee sister while in Starbuck’s. He liked it and luckily, so did she!

Fiscal Cliff: Take 2

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The Obama administration made its views clear on the UK/Europe situation. A little rich for a government holding the global economy to ransom to lecture another country on what to do.

#flegs

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The union flag riots have done nothing but sully the good name of Northern Ireland. Reluctantly, here’s a cartoon I did. The union flag is upside down – a sign of distress.

A Thank You Card

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This is a thank you card I produced for the doctors and nurses who helped to safely deliver my baby boy, Henry Brian Alexander Spencer in the Ulster Hospital.

Fiscal Cliff: Take 1

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This is my cartoon on the fiscal cliff chaos that went on in Washington DC in December/January 2013.

Jazz Hands

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Another doodle I did, this time for my cousin. This now sits proudly on his wall.

Martin McGuinness: a study

A quick study of Martin McGuinness. This went to a good friend and now hangs on his wall.

Paisley on Canvas

Paisley on canvas. Need I say any more?

The Crown Steward & Bailiff of Northstead

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The deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness stepped down from his Westminster seat. Some arcane procedure required him to take on the title of Crown Steward and Bailiff of Northstead. A Royal title… oh the irony!

The Racer

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This was another enjoyable draw, and fortunately enough he liked it!

Eamonn Mallie: a Study

The man’s part of the landscape. My homage.

“Boy”

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This is a cartoon I was asked to do for a client. Turned out pretty well, but importantly the buyer liked it!

An Obama Festive Greeting Card

This is a cartoon I did for an American friend. It’s my take on Barack Obama after his election success.

A Ballerina

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This was a joy to draw, and luckily for me it was joyously received.

Northern Irish: An Evolving Identity

“There is this evolving Northern Irish identity where many people feel safe and content to call themselves Northern Irish and they want to focus on how Northern Ireland can fulfil its potential and how we can create economic stability in Northern Ireland, rather than looking at Irishness or Britishness”

Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Belfast Barbers: A Study

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Gave the barber on the right a bit of a visual mugging. Fortunately they liked it.

Belfast Barber: A Study

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This is a cartoon I did of a very well known Belfast barber. He does a top shave and luckily for me he gave this top marks.

Tony Benn with Ribbon

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An older friend’s favorite politician is Tony Benn. He asked me to do a cartoon of him for a Christmas present. I produced this and he liked it.

Star of Bethlehem

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December 2012 was Obama-season. Here’s a cartoon.

David Cameron

I did this cartoon of Prime Minister David Cameron to accompany a blog I did for Ambitious Minds. I asked: how would the PM react if his son chose to do an apprenticeship?

Lady with Dog

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This is a drawing of a lady I know, her identity will remain anonymous.

The Chancellor’s Budget

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The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his spendthrift budget against a backdrop of austerity and economic pain. It’s hurt a lot of people, here’s my cartoon which captures the essence of Osborne’s policies.

The Justice Minister

David Ford decided to tighten up on legal aid spending. It’s just like taking candy from a baby!

The Tortoise & the Hare 2.0

This cartoon illustrates the lesson I learnt after leaving university. That it doesn’t matter what others are doing; and you can’t wait for something to happen.

You have to drive forward and make it happen!

Anatomy of a Successful Young Person

Inspired by the inimitable Ronald Searle this is my anatomy of a successful young person. This was done for Ambitious Minds, a youth unemployment agency that helps young people find suitable work.

Four “Mo” Years

Obama won a second presidential term and 4 more years at the White House. This is a cartoon I did for the Huffington Post to celebrate the occasion.

Naomi Long & David Ford

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This was done for a friend who works for the Alliance Party’s Naomi Long MP. Apparently she liked it. Who knows what the Justice Minister and leader of the Alliance Party, David Ford thought of it.

Mr Austerity

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Prime Minister David Cameron is hell bent on cutting the UK’s monumental budget deficit. This is what he gets up to behind closed doors.

Edvard Munch over the Westlink

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After the Ulster Bank protest cartoon I wanted to speak up for the young and unemployed. This is a cartoon I did using the famous “Scream” painting by Edvard Munch.

A Strange Beast (take 2)

This is a piece I did for an exhibition in the summer of 2012. It shows the joint Stormont beast that is SF-DUP.

Peter Robinson: a study

Peter is hard to catch. He has certain distinguishing features, but still, he’s hard.

Here’s my take.

Carál Ní Chuilín MLA

This is my pen & ink interpretation of the Northern Ireland culture minister, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA.

One on One with Malachi O’Doherty

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This is my cartoon of the seasoned writer Malachi O’Doherty. Malachi is the Writer in Residence at Queen’s University Belfast.

Liam Clarke

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This is my cartoon of the esteemed political journalist, Liam Clarke.

Duncan Morrow Cartoon

I had the good fortune to grab a coffee with Duncan Morrow of the University of Ulster. He is a very capable and intelligent man and I found the chat over coffee most enlightening. I couldn’t let him get away without doing a cartoon of him. I’m not sure he liked it, lol.

Sean Quinn: a Sketch

Sean Quinn hid a load of money in eastern Europe? London Olympic tickets were in short supply? I put 2 and 2 together and this is what came out the end.

The Pain of Youth Unemployment

This is a cartoon I did for the Huffington Post on the raw pain that youth unemployment brings.

Stormont Summer Recess

Them ones up on the hill love a holiday and they really go for it. Here’s my illustrated riposte to a 4 month holiday.

Shotgun-Gate

What a story this was: the health minister Edwin Poots fired shots from his bedroom window in the middle of the night after hearing intruders on his premises.

I couldn’t resist recreating the scene!

A Lingering Stench

News that the IRA had come together again prompted this piece.

Fiscal Wiff [sic]

The political grandstanding in Washington over the fiscal cliff caused a lot of bother. Both for the political climate & global financial markets. It showed demonstrably how central the US capital figures in global affairs. So my line was: Washington was kicking off a fiscal whiff.

Laat drank brand uw verstand

At Sandy Row in Belfast a gable wall depicts King Billy and words in Dutch that say, “let passion fire thy mind.” Those who march and give support on July 12 every year don’t exactly carry on that Dutch legacy of tolerance and discipline.

So I edited the text to bring it up to speed. Translation: “let drink fire thy mind.”

Youth unemployment: the proverbial white elephant

My cartoon on youth unemployment in Northern Ireland which featured on Slugger O’Toole.

Ulster Bankster

Jim Brown oversaw the Ulster Bank shambles in summer 2012. This is my cartoon of him.

Chambre Public Affairs

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This is a drawing I did for Will Chambre of Chambre Public Affairs.

Brian Cowen on Canvas

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I took particular pleasure with this ink with paint composition of the former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen – the disgraced politician who oversaw the Irish bailout in November 2010. The canvas now resides on a client’s wall.

Gerry Adams on Canvas

The leader of Sinn Fein on canvas, now residing on the walls of Chambre Public Affairs.

Paisley on Canvas: the First Installment

This is another piece of work I did for Chambre Public Affairs. It depicts the former First Minister at his fiery best.

Hug a Unionist

In the summer of 2012 Gerry Adams & Sinn Fein spoke about how unionists should feel safe and secure in a united Ireland. I think SF are trying to love unionists into all-Ireland unity now. How times change!

To Shake of Not to Shake?

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In June 2012 a landmark event occurred. The veteran Sinn Fein politican and former member of the IRA, Martin McGuinnes met and shook hands with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. There was a lot of talk before the seminal handshake. A lot of will, he won’t he? Won’t she, will she?

Super Mario Draghi

The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi announced in June 2012 that he would be prepared to act if market volatility in the euro zone rose excessively. This would be in the form of monetary action, a tool the ECB called the Long Term Refinancing Operation. He had already used it twice and seemed close to bringing it out for a third time.

Edward Carson

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The first half of 2012 was dominated by Edward Carson in the run up to the 100th anniversary of the Ulster Covenant. I couldn’t resist doing a cartoon of the former barrister and iconic politician.

Brian McLaughlin

This is my take on Brian McLaughlin who led Ulster to the final of the 2012 Heineken Cup.

The Gerrynomist

Introducing Ireland’s latest weekly: the Gerrynomist. Gerry Adams is routinely criticized for his scan knowledge of economics. He must have his own school of economics. This is my offering on the matter.

Executive Swingers

A cartoon I did for Chambre Public Affairs. It follows announcement that Irish Open would be held in Northern Ireland.

Paisley on Watercolour Paper

This is a study of Paisley I did for the QUB School of Law publication, the Verdict in spring of 2010.

Mike Nesbitt

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My cartoon of Mike Nesbitt, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

Enda Kenny: a Year in Office

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This was my tribute that marked Enda Kenny’s one year in office. The piece appeared in the Huffington Post and you can see it here.

Bashar al-Assad

My illustrated rendering of Syria’s bloody despot for the Huffington Post.

The Reverend Dr. Ian Paisley

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In January 2012 Ian Paisley stood down from the ministry. I had a feeling he wouldn’t be retiring his voice though…

BOJO

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He’s quite the character. Here’s my cartoon of him, Boris Johnson Mayor of London.

Stock Caricature

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This is a piece I did which replicated the work of the Times cartoonist, Morten Morland. Just a bit of practice!

A Single Brogue

This is my drawing of a single brogue shoe. It was done in the image of a piece by Norwegian political cartoonist, Morten Morland. Full acknowledgements to Morten.

Chop Chop

This is just a study that I did. The gent clearly doesn’t like getting his hair cut!

Poots sticks the Boot in

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The Northern Ireland health minister, Edwin Poots of the DUP made some swinging cuts to the NHS. This was my cartoon which followed the announcement.

Braemar Vets

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Dr Ciarán O’Kelly

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This is a cartoon of one of my former lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Ciaran O’Kelly.

Dimitrios Doukas

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In this cartoon I’ve attempted to capture Dimitrios Doukas, a Senior law lecturer at Queen’s University. He’s from Greece. Get it?

Cartoon of Dr Peter Doran

This is my cartoon of QUB School of Law lecturer, Dr Peter Doran. You’d be right if you’d thought he likes cycling.

Marx & Dieter

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When I was completing my dissertation on financial markets my academic adviser was keen on the works of German Philosopher, Karl Marx. This is my tribute to the two of them.

Arlene Foster MLA

This is a study I did of the DUP minister for Enterprise, Arlene Foster. This now adorns the wall of Professor Pete Shirlow of QUB.

Ms. Robinson

Northern Ireland’s disgraced first lady.

Anna Lo Retains her Seat at Stormont

My tribute to the Alliance party’s Anna Lo who retained her Stormont seat in the 2011 elections.

Front Cover of News Letter Election Special

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It was great to get the opportunity to produce work for the Belfast News Letter, but it was especially great to get on the front cover!

Cartoon for the News Letter

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This is a cartoon I did for the Belfast News Letter in the run up to the Assembly elections in May 2011. I’ve tried to capture the lack of political consensus and the range of contrasting political aspirations.

The First and deputy First Minister

The First and deputy First Minister. Look closely & tell me what you can see.

Eamonn Gilmore TD

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Biffo On His Deathbed – acknowledgements to Walton Ford

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This is my drawing of Brian Cowen, former Irish Taoiseach during his last days in office. I’ve used a famous piece by renowned artist, Walton Ford as a template. So full acknowledgements must be given to Walton.

The Holylands are so Bracing

Every March 17 the Holylands in Belfast hosts hoards of students who imbibe to excess and generally create a holy mess. Here’s a pretend tourist brochure I did for the landmark day in Northern Ireland’s calendar.

Brian Cowen: Nirvana

The former leader of Fianna Fail, Brian Cowen in free fall.

Leader of the Opposition, Micheál Martin

After the Taoiseach and leader of Fine Fail Brian Cowen announced that he would be stepping down Micheál Martin emerged as a potential successor. He came out fighting and after the leadership race he won. This is my cartoon of him.

Brian Cowen: past his used by date

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This is my cartoon as it appeared in the Queen’s University Belfast student newspaper, the Gown in January 2011.

Biffo’s Last Days

Behold the Big Ugly Fucker from Offaly – Biffo! Here I’ve done a take on Salvador Dali to illustrate Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s last few painful days in office.

Alex Higgins on Canvas

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This piece was produced in July 2010 for myself after his passing. He was undoubtedly an incredibly gifted sportsman who did Northern Ireland proud. It’s just a shame his life finished up the way it did. Anyway, here’s my contribution to the tributes.

Bulldog on Canvas

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Guinness Toucan

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My take on the Guinness cartoon, the original of which was produced for Guinness by English artist, John Gilroy. This now sits in O’Gorman’s Pub in Kilkenny.

The Guinness Toucan on Canvas

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The imagery is iconic. This is my reproduction. Full acknowledgements must go to the great English illustrator behind the Guinness posters, John Gilroy.

Ian Paisley: a school yard study

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This is my pen rendering of the reverend Ian Paisley done during my school days. The piece was buried under piles of book and junk. Unfortunately there’s no exact date but I do know it was done in the summer term of 2004.

Tony Blair: a school yard study

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This is my cartoon of former UK prime minister Tony Blair. The exact date was included which I’m happy about, March 7 2002.