Stray Lines (2012)
Over the years I've done a number of comic strips with my talented brother Chris Judge. Its great being able to tap the skills of an award winning artist and illustrator for free.
Our latest collaboration was a 12 page story called The Illustrator in the excellent Stray Lines anthology which also features strips by the brilliant Philip Barrett, Barry Hughes, Gus Hughes, and Paddy Lynch. It was a fun strip to work on: I wrote the story and drew the backgrounds with Chris adding the characters and pulling the whole thing together.
Click the following link to get a flavour of the process: Making The Illustrator.
The Psychic (2013)
As part of the 31 Day Drawing Challenge for the month of July I decided to make life even more difficult by turning the 31 disconnected themes (listed here) into a continuous storyline. To read the full comic click here.
Chris and I did this monthly strip which ran for over three years in Totally Dublin magazine. You can read it here
This strip had a shorter run in Mongrel, but we continued to work on it after it finished in the magazine and completed a 20 page "Issue #1". You can read the completed issue here: http://theteamcomic.smackjeeves.com/
This was our entry to the Observer newpaper One Page Comic Strip competition in 2007. Scamp.ie did an exposé on the creation of the strip here:
We experimented with a number of different ideas for one-frames, but haven't found a home for them yet.
My Own Stuff
When not making cartoons with Chris I also do my own thing which looks like this:
In May 2012 I used my Amateur Comic Powers to fight against Injustice and Unfairness by putting together An Open Cartoon to Minister Phil Hogan. It did the rounds on the web and got a nice bit of media coverage. Hopefully it made a bit of a difference.