Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lía Leigh Ní Droigneáin Stem Cell Fund

Hi all,
a website has been set up for Lía Leigh Ní Droigneáin Stem Cell Fund 

Check it out and support it if you can. Remember if you dont have money you can support by a Sponsord Event or volunteering your time.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Animatazz - A Short infomercial about Swine flu

Here is a short animated film I made with the new toy from

The clip was the first user content sent back into The Animatazz crew and was blogged on their website

I hope you enjoy it.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Phoenix Music Venue, Kildare Town

My sister Sandra and my brothers giirlfriend Dawn
have set up a new Music ansd Entertainment Venue in Kildare Town. The Phoenix Music Venue.

For more info or booking's contact
Dawn +353 858214949 or Sandra +353 872356193

I will be doing some Promo ads and some Design stuff for them in the Near Future.Best of Luck girls

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lia Get well soon

Here is a sketch + painting I did for my Aunt sarah and my Cousin Rosanna. Poor Lia isnt well at the moment and is in Crumlin Hospital. Here is us hoping and Praying for her to get well soon.

Click on them for Hi Res images.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just Ask Me - Offical Selection Waterford Film Festival 2009

My First Liveaction short "Just Ask Me" has just been selected for the Waterford Film Festival in the Short Programme 3 and it will screen on Saturday the 7th of November 2009.
Venue: The Greyfriars Art Gallery , Waterford City. 

Time : 5: 00pm 
More details to follow.

Waterford Film Festival

More details to follow.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Do you want to know what the Number 1 selling toy for Christmas will be?

I recently met with this guy Michael Connolly who has created an developed an excitng product and ingenius toy which is tipped to be one of the biggest sellers this Christmas Animatazz.
From there website...
Animatazz was created in April 2007 to unlock imaginations, introduce the joys of animation and movie-making and encourage creative expression through the moving image medium.
The website is designed to entertain and engage children and to provide easy routes into animation for teaching and enjoyment both in school and at home.
Animatazz bridges digital technology with its users “hands-on” creativity in a FUN and colourful way. Our educational toy is aimed at 8-12 year olds.
In the spring of 2009 Michael went in front of the Dragons on the TV show Dragons den to pitch his innovative toy and business concept, seeking investment for the Animatazz animation kit he produced and created.
We know that it inspires and challenges the creative potential of young people.


Its universal appeal and is aimed at a world market. We have great confidence in our Animation Station and concepts for further developing these educational toys.
Our focus for this year is to make it the Number ONE toy in Ireland this Christmas, 2009.

Animatazz also provides bespoke workshops in animation, filmmaking and VJ-ing to schools, youth or social groups and the corporate sector.
It is also the ambition of Animatazz to produce films and series for TV and Cinema. Animatazz (c) 2009

Read Michaels Interview by Martin Malone. Click on the picture left to go to The Leinster Leader Interview.

 John and Edward get Tazzed !!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Comic Cast - Tommie Kelly Interview

My good friend Tommie Kelly is interviewed by Craig at The Comic Cast.
Find out about the first issue of Road Crew ELECTRIC LADYLAND, and some of the new projects that he is working on.

Click the large Picture for the link. Or below for Road Crew link.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I got an email last week from these Spanish guys who came across my Animation short The Knock. They were complimenting me on it and wanted to include it on an online international Animation Festival thing.
That was pretty cool as it is now 10 years old. Check out the Retrospective animation selection for The Knock and The Joys of Spring. I found it cool seeing the details in Spanish

Sinopsis: Basado en hechos reales. Una mujer moribunda reza para juntarse de nuevo con su hijo desaparecido al cual no ha visto desde que su barco se hundió en la Primera Guerra Mundial.

Sinopsis: Período de consumo de un estudiante toma un extraño giro cuando un poco de cerveza cae en algunos dientes de león.

Thanks a million to all the crew at

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dean Kelly- Camera Man "Just ask me"

My good friend and long time collaborator mister Dean Kelly D.O.P. Camerman and Photographer, has an interview in this weeks Leinster Leader.
Deano has worked with me on Eamon Mulvihill- Fly with me
The Gudmen-DrUnK 'n; DiSoRdErLeE, forthcoming "Just Ask me" as well as filming a load of The Gudmen gigs back in the day.
Go buy it, or click on the photograph for the web link.
You can contact him
Under the Shadow Productions.
Tel: 087 7935098.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Showreel

My Animation Channel Vimeo Video Album

My Liveaction Channel Vimeo Video Album

My Club Promotion Vimeo Video Album

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fathers Day - Granny and Pop

Above is a painting of my grandparents. This was a Fathers Day present for my Da to remember his Mother and Father. Kathleen and John (Pop) Butler, R.I.P.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

'Wait till they get a load of Georgie!'

This clown is a portrait of Colin Malone a friend of mine who is an award winning actor from the Silken Thomas players in Kildare town. This piece was commisioned by his Mother and father as an original Birthday present. It was made up from a few pictures posted on his bebo page.
I tried to capture the character rather than a realistic traditional portait. The result was this menacing explosion in Colour and Clown tartan patterns which were great fun to do.

The original is an A2 sized portarait painted in bright Acrylic paints.

Another detail I liked was the fit of the clown nose. It was unusual to see as it wasnt as I imagined from other clown pics or from memory.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Club Promotion Vimeo Video Album

Please Note there is no audio on these videos and this album is Password Protected.
Password : Promo

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ava Digital paint sketch

Here is a digital painting experiment of our newborn daughter Ava Butler.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eamon Mulvihil- Fly with Me

This is a photoshop design for the Cd design to Eamon Mulvihil-"Fly with Me" single which I also directed the video for. See Film Animation section.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Artwork in Prog 902 2000ad 1994

My only original copy of this was stolen from my school bag in school. I actually downloaded this recently. My God its amazing what you find on the internet.

Here is my "Jack the Judge" drawing as it appeared in 26/08/94. Inspired by Ireland Soccer team under Jack Charlton in USA '94, hense the Adidas logo and the Big Jack fishing rod baton.
I won myself a Rogue Trooper L.R.D. which I still have to this day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Characters Frankie and Zippo paintings from early 2008

"Zippo with Lighter" acrylic paints on paper.

"Frankie- Hands up" acrylic paints on paper.

"Zippo comic test" Marker on paper. Coloured in photoshop. Burn technique test.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Shanes Car Painting First Draft

Here is a Private Commission I di d for a friend of mine, Shane. This is him in his Volkswagon Bora tearing around a race track somewhere in europe.