Sequential Art

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Storyboard: ‘Doc’

Animation storyboard test based on 2 pages of script from the Disney Jr. show, Doc McStuffins Boards: 2 Pages of Script Same 2 Pages of Script: Rapid Thumbnail Images Artwork: John White Script: Brown Bag Films/Disney Media: Pencil, Paper, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat

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 […]

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Comic: Star Wars

An adaptation begun in 1977, now with new grown-up pages, it’s become a popular webcomic and blog. “I love it!”—Mark Hamill Around Christmas 1977 I began drawing my own adaptation of the film. The early results were peculiar, but it was fun and some consolation for only seeing it once. Some bits of the film […]

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Comic: ALIEN

An adaptation begun in 1979! That year gave the world two graphic novel adaptations of the smash hit: ALIEN. One was excellent! This… was the other one. Decades later, it’s become a webcomic/blog. “You Must Read This ‘Alien’ Graphic Novel Written in 1979” and “…a super underground graphic novel for the film. The result is […]

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Storyboard: 3 Pigs

A Story App storyboard. I made the following storyboard for the «3 Little Pigs App which I artworked/illustrated and co-brainstormed for Marino Software. Much of this changed in the final artwork, especially the concept of the rotating stage which would have stretched the project’s budget and complexity considerably. We also backed out of one gag, […]

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Storyboard: Henry

A small excerpt from the storyboard of my graduation animated film—which which voiced by the already legendary Irish actor and comedian Eamonn Morrissey! Eamon, was gracious and talented enough to perform every character—with gusto, a couple of days before Christmas, free of charge! “Happy Christmas” he quipped. It was good so of him to give […]

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News/Strip: Sea Tragedy

4 panel re-telling of a tragedy at sea, for a Liam Collins article in The Sunday Independent Newspaper ‘The outing that ended in death’ Illustration: John White Media: Ink Client: Sunday Independent Newspaper Writer: Liam Collins

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News/Strip: Kerrigan, Scandal

4 panel re-telling of a a scandal, for a Gene Kerrigan article in The Sunday Independent Newspaper The cast: Kevin Lowry, Owen O’Callaghen, Jim Gahon, Ambrose Kelly, Dermot O’Leary, Seamus Brennan, Brian Cowen, John O’Donoghe and Willie O’Dea. Illustration: John White Media: Ink Client: Sunday Independent Newspaper Writer: Gene Kerrigan

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News/Strip: Guerin, Drugs

4 panel re-telling of a a scandal, for a Veronica Guerin article in The Sunday Independent Newspaper ‘Garda PR tactics, obscure drugs seizure truth.’ The cast includes Liz O’Donnell, TD. Illustration: John White Media: Ink Client: Sunday Independent Newspaper Writer: Veronica Guerin

News/Strip: Football Riot

This was my first foray into illustrating news events in multi-panel form, for the Sunday Independent newspaper ‘Game that became tribal war’—an article by Liam Collins. In addition to the ‘comic strip’ I also did a stand-alone cartoon of one of the rioters. Illustration: John White Media: Ink on paper Client: The Sunday Independent Newspaper […]

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News/Strip: Hitmen

4 panel illustration for an article about hitmen for the Irish Times newspaper ‘How hitmen are evading the long arm of the law’—article by John Maher Illustration: John White Media: Gouache and Ink on paper Client: The Irish Times Newspaper Writer: John Maher

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News/Strip: Terror

A gruesome 4 panel re-telling of a despicable murder, for The Sunday Independent Newspaper ‘Final Chapter in a bloody tale of terror’— article by Liam Collins.   Illustration: John White Media: Ink and Pencil Client: Sunday Independent Newspapery Writer: Liam Collins

This Sequential Art section includes work in Comics and Storyboards.

Comics

I’ve loved comics  since I was 3 or 4 years old, and starting making my own from the age of about 7 or 8. It’s still something that I’d ultimately like to do full-time as a self-publishing creator. My nostalgic 1970s style webcomic Go to the Between Wars webcomic was nominated for Best Webcomic of 2015 by Irish Comic News (ICN).

For fun, and inspiration, I’ve also turned some of my childhood comics into webcomics, including adpaptions of Star Wars, ALIEN and The Empire Strikes Back. Two of these feature new grown-up pages too. Mark Hamill (that’s Luke Skywalker!) said of Star Wars age 9, “I love it!” Cinemania, Spain’s foremost cinema print magazine did an interview and full-page feature on it too. Of the ALIEN one, Tom Hall of Movies.com said, “You must read this Graphic Novel written in 1979.” and “It’s super-underground – it’s all kinds of incredible – magic was made.” This comics background of mine led into the following two sequential art areas:

Newspaper Sequential Art

As a newspaper illustrator, I’ve often created multi-panel re-tellings of news stories; a sort of cross between a wordless comic and mini storyboard. These are often tragic and/or gruesome stories, surrounding riots, drugs crime, murder, bombing, but also scandals.

Storyboards

I’ve also created storyboards proper for animation—including cinema and TV commercials, TV station animated opening titles and stings (most of which I animated myself), and an interactive story app.

My long-term goal is to honour my childhood passions and ambitions and independently publish my own comics full-time. I love making illustration which tells—or supports good, compelling stories.