Category: News

Photos from the Movember 2012 Draw with Don event

To celebrate the launch of this year’s TOMS x Movember partnership in Ireland there was a Draw with Don event in The Fumbally as part of the Movember 2012 campaign. Here are some photos from the evening.

Affordable Art Show

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2012, Don, along with several artists, will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Show taking place in Dublin’s Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4. The exhibition is open from 10am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be…

Radio programmes for wildside.ie

Don has been making some radio programmes on nature recently with Chris Wilson and Alan Maguire, check out the Wildside website for further details.

Shakespeare and Ratbag

I’m working on a new book called Shakespeare and Ratbag. It’s a children’s book about a rat who inspires Shakespeare’s writing when he first moves to London. I feel that after featuring rats as villains in the Wings Trilogy it’s time for me to…

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature’s Great Writing – Great Places

Don did a drawing workshop in the Natural History Museum at Halloween this year as part of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature’s  Great Writing – Great Places events. Some great art was produced by the children including by some who had never drawn before!

Blackrock Animation Festival 2012

It was great to meet up with Jimmy Murakami again recently, at the Blackrock Animation Festival. I am a huge fan of his work. Looking forward to watching The Snowman again this Winter.

Dalkey Library re-launch

Dalkey Library was relaunched recently with the addition of a lovely garden dedicated to the memory of Maeve Binchy. Here are some photos taken by the Dun Laoghaire Gazette. Pictured below are Don, his wife Gay and fellow writer Marita Conlon-McKenna.

Wedding commission

Here’s one that was done as a wedding present. The groom was a fan of one of Don’s book characters, Harry the Hedgehog so this was a personalised storyboard of the bride and groom’s history using Harry as the representative character.

Christmas cards

Here’s a selection of Christmas cards that were done for some Dublin based businesses

Personalised cards

This new website showcases Don’s diverse work including samples of customised cards, an unusual, original gift and work of art.