Paint Me a Picture: Matt Griffin: To Work Incessantly, Feverishly

This month Oisin McGann interviews Matt Griffin. With a client list that includes Warner Bros, Disney, Amblin Entertainment, Wired and Penguin among others, Matt Griffin has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading – and busiest – commercial artists, with a distinctive blend of dynamic illustration and graphic design. Though he lives in Ennis, County […]READ MORE

Paint Me a Picture: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick: Finding A Visual Voice

Please enjoy Oisin McGann‘s interview with Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick this month. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland’s most accomplished writer-illustrators. Among her many accolades, she has won Ireland’s most prestigious children’s book prize, the Bisto Book of the Year Award, three times for her picture books, then after it was renamed the CBI Book of the […]READ MORE

Irish Fiction Fridays: Recording Angel: Ian McDonald

Today’s edition of Irish Fiction Fridays brings you the science fiction tale “Recording Angel” by Ian McDonald. “Recording Angel,” which was originally published in 1996, was later expanded into Chaga. There’s a terrific interview with McDonald (Author Spotlight) that gives some background to the story. Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960 (to a […]READ MORE