Over the years I've done a number of cartoon 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.
Chris and I did this monthly cartoon strip which ran for more than three years in Totally Dublin magazine. You can read it here
This cartoon 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:
Tales From Cabellado
A collaborative comic strip with the brilliant fantasy illustrator Wayne O'Connor. Cabellado is a fantastical Wild West filled with mythical creatures and fantasy stereotypes. But Wayne's work is so full of mischief and comedy that I just had to twist as many tropes as possible in the four pages of this first episode. More episodes to follow.
My Own Stuff
Occasionally I give Chris and Wayne a break and do my own drawings:
A 31 page comic book made as part of the 31 Day Drawing Challenge for the month of July 2013. I decided to make life even more difficult by turning the 31 disconnected themes (listed here) into a continuous storyline. To read the full cartoon click here.
In May 2012, frustrated with the proposals for new building regulations (I'm an architect when not making cartoons), I made An Open Cartoon to Minister Phil Hogan. It did the rounds and got some media coverage, which was the point of it. Hopefully it made a bit of a difference. As featured on Broadsheet.ie, the Irish Times and the RIAI's own website: