Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SweetTalk April 30th 2009

CandyCollective and the IGI present SweetTalk, featuring Ros Shiers, Jonatahn McHugh and Steve Simpson on Thursday April 30th, 2009.


CandyCollective & The Illustrators Guild of Ireland, proudly present a special illustration focussed SweetTalk, celebrating the influence of the IGI and its continued support of Irish illustration since 2000.

This one-off event will be held on Thursday, April 30th 2009 at the Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Doors @ 7pm.

CandyCollective continue to provide an exciting and diverse line-up of speakers for your entertainment:

Ros Shiers, London, UK

Ros’s gentle pencil drawings utilise sparse colour and are simple and magical.

With work produced for Sugar at Moschino, Marks and Spencer’s, NOKIA and Russian Glamour, she’s a leading light in the illustration scene.

Jonathan McHugh, Belfast, NI

Jonathan has been working as a freelance artist and jobbing illustrator for the last 10 years. During that time he has illustrated extensively for advertising, design and editorial clients in the U.K., Germany, Japan and Ireland. His work has won several awards, including Gold at the 2004 Society of Artists Agents’ awards in London.

Steve Simpson Dublin, IRL

Steve Simpson has been creating award winning illustration for major ad & design companies for the last 15 years. His characters have appeared on postage stamps to 48 sheets, snack packaging to gourmet pies and plenty more beside. In recent years he’s been illustrating children’s books both at home and in the States. Steve won gold in the AOI’s Images 32 for his Pure Pie branding and has recently had work accepted for both The Society of Illustrators and 3x3 Mag awards.

Admission is €10 plus booking fee.
Tickets are available here.

the station are also looking for storyboard artists

The Station are expanding their operations and are also looking for additional storyboard artists.

So if interested in the post please send your portfolios to paul (at) thestation (dot) ie. They would like to see some rough and finshed storyboards included in the work you send them.

To see the work they do before applying to the post, check out

Thursday, April 9, 2009

the Station are looking for a colourist

The Station are currently looking for artists with strong Photoshop abilities, an excellent sense of colour and a good work flow. They are looking for someone who can take their line work and bring it to completion.

Attached below is an example of the range/ ability that they need.

A typical job might be 7 panels per script, each panel taking 30 mins

If you're interested in the post, get in contact with the station through their website or paul(at)thestation(dot)ie