• Wom@rts in Santiago

    The Wom@rts roaming exhibition, titled I̶N̶ ̶VISIBLE, is being opened by Compostela Cultura in Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago tonight. My piece, 'Interview with a Sphinx', is part of the exhibition.

  • Wom@rts in Vilnius

    Push Up by Petra Mrša

    The roaming Wom@rts transmedia exhibition called 'Women, (In) Between', in which I have an artwork titled 'Interview with a Sphinx', is currently situated in Vilniaus rotušė in Vilnius (Lithuania).

  • Electric Dreamhouse Press merchandise

    Electric Dreamhouse Press, the imprint that published my Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me film book, is now doing t-shirts featuring artwork from its book covers. You can get the t-shirt of the FWWM artwork (designed by Neil Snowdon), with or without the title, and in a variety of sizes. All thanks to Steven Shaw at the Great British Horror clothing web site for facilitating this.

  • Disappearing Migrant

    Past lessons about the need for humanity and empathy erode under the force of belligerent selfishness. Based on ‘Migrant Mother’ (1936) iconic Depression era image by photographer Dorothea Lange, who met Florence Owens at Nipomo, California.

  • parade your glorious bones

    So you’re a skeleton. Grab your gaudy glad rags and celebrate your pirate past. Dance. Rattle. Shake. Imitate the life you once possessed. Your damned style outshines the costumes of the living. 2017: the year to parade your glorious bones.

  • Think of A City: we live side by side with the past

    Some time ago artist Alison Sampson asked me to be part of her and Ian MacEwan’s on-going project: Think of a City: a mass storytelling project ‘to experience this city of the imagination, told page by page, by storytellers from around the world.’ Artist and writers are matched up and given time slots in which to produce the work. Alison hooked me up with Pablo Clark, a half-Scottish, half-Spanish illustrator and comic book artist. I offered him a variety of four ideas, and the one he engaged with most was my favourite, which was an immediate pleasure. The concept was to evoke how we move through the past in cities…

  • keeping your ink bottle stable

    Today is #Hourlycomicday, and I decided to join in (not hourly) to oil my rather rusty art skills. It’s good to shake things up, and as a writer of comics it also forces me to consider different ways to construct stories, and how to write scripts for an artist’s viewpoint. Mostly, I used the experience to play around and try various approaches without over-thinking. The point is to push through and the keep doing something new. While doing so I tweeted this picture. The kitchen table where I draw. Handy trick to put bottle of ink in a well in a sponge, stops spills. #HourlyComicDay pic.twitter.com/bVhkcLJfiM — ☠️𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐜𝐇𝐮𝐠𝐡☠️ (@splinister)…

  • Paper Crannóg at NINE

    On Saturday evening I attended the launch of the NINE exhibition in the Galway Arts Centre. It was originally installed in The LAB Gallery in Foley Street, Dublin last summer, and this was its début in the West of Ireland. The artists’ brief for the exhibition was to reflect in their artwork something about how it feels to be nine years old. The brochure says: At nine, children are seeking out independence, expanding their ideas about the world and becoming autonomous human beings who still need lots of security and reassurance from their family group. It is a unique point in a human being’s life: moving from being one number…