- Gary Mackean
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Gary Mackean, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, is the creator of the gremlin webcomic Barnaby and Loaker, The Scottish Superhero Angus the Haggis Slayer, The Baboon God Ba-Boom and many others. Gary is an Edinburgh cartoonist and illustrator and is available for commissions and projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 26 January 2015
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
My version of the popular Aesop's Fable "The Tortoise and The Hare".
This is a reworking of an old illustration I made in 2010 for Illustration Friday's word "Racing". Here is the original drawing- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/if-racing.html
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
A little cartoon I made for Illustration Friday's word "Nefarious".
This character is called Super Sonic, an evil version of Sonic the Hedgehog, from the popular UK magazine Sonic the Comic. I was a massive Sonic fan growing up and an avid reader of the magazine which originally ran from 1993 until 2002 .
I have reinterpreted the character and made it similar to my previous Sonic illustration- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sick-sonic.html
Thursday, 8 January 2015
I made this image as a mark of respect for the lives lost yesterday at Charlie Hebdo in France. Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes.
The publication is strongly anti-religious and left-wing. Eight Charlie Hebdo employees and two police officers were killed by three cowardly and vile masked gunmen.
It has left me with an overwhelming sense of sadness and despair at the world. So much like Barnaby here, I just don't understand this world we live in. However the publication and the employees who lost their lives were never afraid to make things that others could interpret as offensive, I think this shows an incredible sense of courage and it's something we should all strive towards.
"I would rather die standing than live on my knees..."- Stéphane Charbonnier.