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PADDYKOOL PENCIL AND COLOUR

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OLD HOTMAIL E-MAIL ON MY OLD SITE NO LONGER WORKS SO CONTACT ME THROUGH  THE RESPONSE PANEL AT THE BOTTOM OF ANY OF THESE CONNECTING   PAGES AND  I’LL  CONTACT EITHER DIRECTLY ON SITE OR BY MY E-MAILS OFFSITE.

Hello there.After quite a long five or six years devoted to selling books, magazines and vintage comics on ebay, I finally threw in the towel. The economy had begun  nose-diving, sales were falling off and to compound everything , ebay began introducing so many rules and regulations that uploaded pages had constantly to be re-edited.As two hundred items were on display daily, rotating in new items, photographing them, writing descriptive text, answering e-mailed queries and packaging and posting sale items  was very  time – consuming. Ebay was taking a cut at each end for display and Paypal sales and postage had to be kept to a bare minimum. It was a gradual discouragement and a lot of preparation and effort for very little return as Ebay gradually tweaked up their profits at the seller’s expense. They basically took a great communal idea and kicked the fun out of it.

Will Eisner’s “the Spirit”

.So now I can devote my time to picking up the pieces of my old abandoned website. It has lain neglected for so long that at one point it actually dropped off the radar.Now, thanks to Michael’s much appreciated help, I have grasped the newer technology and applied myself again to re-generating the old rocket.These are just a few of the types of  images and influences to be found thoughout my site.Follow the links above   to gain further access.  The links and images featured just below and across on the right side allow access to the originaltheProfilesite which now acts as an archive for many of my original pages from a few years ago  and will lead down many rabbit holes of wonder especially when the various Links pages therein are accessed.Unfortunately I have found it  only possible to link the old original site but not back again  to this one,so in some respects it is not unlike an abandoned piece of cyber- space hardware, floating endlessly and timelessly out there. That said it does contain quite a lot of artwork,photos and many still -working LINKS pages which are very useful.There are also some new links to the right such as Dez Skinn’s excellent site and an additional page of random LINKS  tabbed off the NEWS column.Huw and Neal’s band THE WILD EYES have also been given their own page so you can all keep track of their musical adventure there.

Below is Tom Waits’ new video, “Satisfied”, directed by Jesse Dylan  {Bob’s son} and very good it is too.

Also note the PHOTOS link which has newly uploaded photos on the FLICKR site for viewing.

Paul O’Riordan’s site still appears to be working but i don’t think he has updated for some years . It does contain a great musical history from the Armagh days until the 21st century so it’s always worth a browse.

I plan to upload a few short animations from the  paddykool studios so with this in mind , below is a pertinent little taster of things to come.Refer to the above paddykool studiosproductions tab for further films in future.


 

Tom Waits “Get Behind The Mule” With Neil Young from Anti Records on Vimeo.