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Three Little Pigs story app art by john white irish artist and illustrator
a chimeara: part owl, octopus and ivy by irish illustrator john white
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portrait life study in oils by irish artist john white
archive illustration by irish artist and illustrator john white
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News: Elitism

A black & white illustration about education in Ireland, for The Sunday Independent newspaper—now colourised ‘A Lesson in Elitism.’ An article by Conor Cruise O’Brien asking what education is actually for: “(…) the thought that the qualities that are conducive  to success in exams may lead to failure in ‘real life’ has an element of […]

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News: Trumpty

Concept design illustration for an animation based on Donald Trump, Humpty Dumpty and his ludicrous border wall idea. (Confession: This is the only project which I’ve sneaked into the—Editorial/Newspaper sections—even though it’s an unpublished personal piece. It’s just that it’s very much suited to newspaper and magazine use. Case Study Working on a short animation […]

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News: Psychopath

A weird Illustration for an article by Robert Matthews for The Sunday Independent Newspaper, ‘Are you married to a psychopath?’ ‘They are the cold-hearted predators of society, doing as they like, impervious to other people’s feelings, undiagnosed, incurable—and in your life.’—writer, Robert Matthews Newspaper Illustration: Case Study The actor Errol Flynn exhibited of the classic […]

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News: Girl Gangs

An illustration for a Sunday Independent article ‘Rampage of the Reservoir Bitches’ ‘Bonded in a twisted form of feminism, a new breed of gangs prowl the streets of America, bringing terror in their wake.’—an article by Orla Healy See more colourised illustrations » Illustrator: John White Media: Ink and pencil on paper Colourisation: Photoshop Client: […]

book cover design and illustration for riding out the hurricane novel

Book: ‘Hurricane’

‘Riding out the Hurricane.’ My cover design and illustrations for the 2011 Silver Nautilus Award-winning novel by Maeve McMahon. With a cover endorsement by Bishop Desmond Tutu. Case Study Background to the story It’s an excellent story about the disaster in Louisiana, and its terrible aftermath. The writer, Maeve, actually lived through the disaster herself […]

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News: Addicted

An illustration for the Irish Independent newspaper on Addiction—now updated in vivid, blinding colour ‘Addicted to Everything’—a Features article by Martina Devlin. If I made this today, it’d probably include Social Media and Smartphones. “These days we want to feel good—without putting in any effort. That’s why unusual addictions are becoming rife. (…) living according […]

News: Urban & Rural

Illustration for an article by George Byrne, for the Irish Independent Newspaper: ‘When Culchie meets Culture.’ Now colourised!   Newspaper Illustration: Background/Case Study This was originally a black and white illustration for Ireland’s Sunday Independent Newspaper. I think this was another of those sort of rural/urban cultural divide articles. I seemed to do a few […]

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News: Oasis

Oasis illustration for an article in the Sunday Independent newspaper. This one was truncated to avoid potential controversy Censored I was very proud of this one but it was only partially shown in the paper. It was felt that because a significant segment of the readership were Catholic—or Christian at least, it might be inflammatory […]

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News: Clintons

This illustration about Hillary Clinton’s alleged interest in the occult was great fun to do for the Sunday Independent newspaper. In hindsight, I do wonder if the image in the top-left was a bit too much though! Culture Vultures section: ‘Dead Serious about all this lively conversation’—article by Dion Fanning. She’s still not as crazy […]

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Story App: 3 Little Pigs

An interactive Story App, with the great people of Marino Software and narrated by Roscoe Orman! The best fun project. Of all time. Ever. Final Artwork/Illustrations See the Storyboard Once I’d first storyboarded the entire App» and it was approved by the creative and technical directors, I commenced the finished artwork with relish! I storyboarded […]

Comic: Between * Wars

Nominated for Best Webcomic 2015, the Irish 1970s series! This is a webcomic/webstrip which, I suppose, is really a natural progression from my previous 2 projects – StarWarsAge9.com and AlienAge11.com With those, I published comics that I’d already made when I was a kid in the late 70s to early 80s. Set in the late […]

IvyOwlTopus

A digitally coloured pencil drawing on paper, of a weird chimera. It was inspired by a walk in Knocksink woods, near Enniskerry, County Wicklow—one of my favourite places in the world. Those woods are undeniably verdant and beautiful, and occasionally—if you’re lucky—you might see deer. But sometimes, they can be quite creepy and spooky too! […]

Nominated

Irish Comic News Awards

I was extremely honoured to be nominated for Best Irish Webcomic in 2015, for Between * Wars, my nostalgic semi-autobiographical comic set in 1970s Ireland. Comics are my passion!

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ICAD Awards

I animated the ICAD Award nominated TV opening title for RTE’s ‘Bon Voyage’ show. The designer was Jill Simpson.

Galway Film Fleadh

I received an official commendation at Galway Film Festival for my graduation animated film.

As Seen on RTE TV’s ‘TwoTube’ show (2 min)