SketchPaddys is the weekly sketch blog of comics artists Robert Carey, Cormac Hughes, Graeme Howard, Kevin Weldon, Monty Borror, Rob Moran, Peter Mason and Naomi Bolger.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas, Mista J!

Hello Everybody!
Just a quick pic to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a New Year!


Monday, December 20, 2010


A turtle inspired by Micks week.

The Indifference Engine: A Holographic Novel launched on PSN this week..

“Being a science fiction fan, I sometimes ache for a comic that will challenge my perceptions of the world, of the universe, of my way of thinking...The Indifference Engine, written by Cy Dethan (Cancertown)with pencils by Robert Carey, scratches that itch spectacularly!" said Wayne Hall of Sci-Fi Pulse.

Happily you can now find relief for all your own interdimensional itches, as, with a little holiday magic The Indifference Engine (Dethan, Carey, Cook, Wilkinson) has been bumped up Markosia Publications’ release schedule and made its way to the Playstation Network Comic Store just in time for Christmas.

Responding to a strangely specific job advertisement, Alan Blake, a distinctly ordinary twenty-something suburban slacker finds himself in the middle of an inter-dimensional task force staffed entirely by superhuman alternate versions of himself. Struggling to fit in, he uncovers a conspiracy that strikes at the very heart of the organisation – a conspiracy that only he can stop.

"Cy Dethan's script is superb on this book", said John (Sci-Fi Art Now) Freeman on Down The Tubes "This [is a] tightly-written multi-universe-spanning adventure tale and it's...definitely a book to look out for."

My name is Alan Blake.
I've got no resources, no skills and no friends.
But if I were you, I'd be the very last person on Earth
I'd want coming after me...

The Indifference Engine reunites the Cancertown team of Dethan, Cook and Wilkinson, joined this time around by penciller Rob Carey on his first full length graphic novel.

Harry Markos, publisher, speaking about the launch on the PSN forum said: “You’re going to be freaked out. I warned you , a while ago, that The Indifference Engine would blow your minds, well, as promised, issue one is here to do just that!”

Meanwhile over on the PSN blog, Pauline Martyn, Publishing Manager, Digital Comics posted: “Cancertown was one of the highlights of our early offerings – a great series which steadily grew a loyal cult following during its time on the store. Now, writer Cy Dethan is back with the superlative The Indifference Engine through Markosia.”

Before we go, a final word from Sci-Fi Pulse:

" I LOVED having to pay attention and taking my time to keep track of what was going on. I LOVED the pay-off at the end as well. It’s a great mental exercise–my brain was tired for a long time after reading it....In fact, I LOVED that, too! What a great comic!"

If you want to try before you buy then you can read a free preview of the first 14 pages from Cy Dethan’s website at with a sneak peak at art from later episodes.

For those without PSPs other versions are expected next year in a variety of formats and media. A sequel is already in the works!

-All text robbed from the The Indifference Engine facebook group, written by the lovely Nic.

here is a link to the PSN network.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I'm mad busy this week, what with Christmas stuff, work and trying to catch up with drawing projects...
OK, the truth is I've been left too pcychologically scarred by Robert's Brian Cowen tribute to do much drawing, so I'm posting up an oldie. Did a bit of experimenting with doing some sketches on coloured paper (mainly to save myself the effort of colouring it). Had some mixed results, this is one of the better ones. I'll post up a couple of the others at some point too.

I also coloured last weeks Judge Dredd sketch, and you can find that up on my own blog


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010


Oh yeah that's right its Dredd-Pool

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Judge Dredd

He's one of those characters that I always get asked to sketch at conventions, so I spent a bit of time a while ago trying to put my own spin on him. So here you go, Judge Dredd, doing exactly what it says on the chin.


Monday, December 6, 2010


Did this not so long ago for Survival Stories.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wildcard Bitches

One of my favourite scenes of one of my favourite characters from one of my favourite tv shows.
Charlie from It's always sunny in Philadelphia.

Monday, November 29, 2010

No sign of intelligent life anywhere...

So its getting very close to the time of year when we all start thinking of what we would like off Santa Claus, and this fella has been a regular on the list for the last few years in my house (we've five boys and a girl, so obviously we tend to fall victim to Disneys marketing machine quite a bit!).
The snow we've been having seems to be getting everyone in the Christmas mood too, we nearly put up our christmas tree this weekend. Its still November!


Friday, November 26, 2010


Drawn while at work in the comic shop.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Well, somebody had to...

Couldn't really have a Kryptonian week without the big fella, could we? This one was a quick sketch (about 20 minutes) done in Biro, and then all jazzed up in Photoshop. I should do more drawings in biro, they seem to flow a bit easier over the page and you end up with different results than normal. Either that or I care less about what happens!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Power Girl

I always enjoy drawing Power Girl, I can't think why?

Saturday, November 20, 2010


This week is a Kryptonian themed week, inspired by the arrival of our new sketch paddy,Ger. This is my version of a red Sun Supergirl.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Its the new guy!

Hello all, I'm Ger Hankey, the new Sketchpaddy! (Mansloth is letting me log in as him till they sort out all the techy details).
So a little bit about me I suppose, I'm an indie (i.e. unemployable) comic artist, and I've done a couple of comics so far, Celtic Knights with Stephen Coffey & Short Sharp Shocks that I wrote & drew myself. I got into comic art from being a Transformers fan since I was seven, and I still tend to do a lot more drawing robots than is probably healthy! I'm currently working on some Transformers scripts so you might see some of that up on the blog when I run out of other stuff to show!
But since its my first time here I though I'd do up a sketch especially (I even went to the bother of colouring it too!)
So enjoy Supergirl, but don't get too excited, I'll probably be back to giant feckin' robots by next time!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Red Ghost p9

w page from Red Ghost. This is really coming together for me, getting to draw some wicked stuff.

We have a new member of Sketch Paddys. Someone I am very proud to have contribute some of his amazing artwork to the blog.
I will keep his identity secret until he is ready to post, so keep a look out.

Got to meet Nick Roche at the weekend. The guys portfolio nearly made my eyes bleed. He was really cool guy.



Friday, November 12, 2010


I really wanted to draw a bad ass Stormtrooper

Friday, November 5, 2010

Reviews and shit.

A review and a preview have gone up for the Indifference Engine which will be released shortly.

Just Got confimation of a deal do do another gig, details wont be released just yet, but it will be something to look forward to.
Also a sneak peak at a panel from my new book, Red Ghost.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More pages from Red Ghost

More Red Ghost. Cant wait for BICS. BYE.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clockwork Gods

My first page from Clockwork Gods written by the
very talented Richard Bartok.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A page from Red Ghost

Hey guys, this is from my current project. Working with two awesome guys, Stephen and Patrick.
More details later as I have a biblical man flu,
so laters folks!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marvel vs. Cormac 3

Two characters I would love to see in the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Wolverines female clone X-23 and Rival Schools insane P.E. teacher Hayato Nekketsu.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Space Whore, Beware of Tits and Jip

Here is a one page script, penned by my bro Steve.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Did this at work, well temporary work, covering for a friend at Dublin City Comics.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cormacs unused cover

I did this a while back it was supposed to be the cover for the first collected edition of
Shrunken Wool, they went with some thing else in the end. Ps. Robert Carey did additional colours on the finished one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mr. Majestic and Superboy Prime

This is a fight between, Mr. Majestic and Superboy Prime. The layout (for those eagle eyed viewers) was inspired by the greatly talented Declan Shelvey and his deadly post.
for Comictwart.

This was done for this.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010


A panel from the comic I've been working on, written by the awesomely talented Stephen Carey.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010


Quick sketch, prelude to the amazing picture i will bless you with soon.
IM FREE, graphic novel finished. Details to follow.