:: "DROP OFF POINT" ::
For Movember 2013 I wanted to try something a little different and so set myself the challenge of completing a 180 cm x 60 cm (6' x 2') canvas in a non-stop 12 hour painting frenzy. Sketching the thumbnail out the night before work began at 12 noon November 30th 2013 and finished at 12 midnight. Apart from the borders and the car grill the challenge was successfully completed - names of the people who donated went into a hat and the winner of the canvas was none other than long time collaborator Papa Hotel!
:: "COURAGEOUS MAYHEM!" ::
Once again the National Tragedy collective have come together to combine their talents and love for all things comics. A companion piece to the ludicrously sexy Romantic Mayhem, COURAGEOUS MAYHEM! is an homage to the Boys Annuals of yesteryear. 78 pages jam-packed with adventure, suspense and stiff upper lip courageous mayhem! The below images are my own contributions to the comic, a few of which were collaborations with some old chums, I hope you enjoy them. The DELUXE version is now available here on Blurb!
:: "Romantic Mayhem!" ::
Ireland’s latest comic anthology! Brainchild of Gar Shanley, Romantic Mayhem came from an idea to produce a comic book that paid homage to the classic romance comics of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s, albeit with a modern twist, and a generous dose of humour. Released in April 2012 it's in all good comic shops everywhere! A 52 page comic anthology featuring a host of independent comic creators from the shores of Ireland. To see more go to the home of Romantic Mayhem here or get the DELUXE version here on Blurb!
The story below is written by Gar Shanley with pictures by Archie Templar - entitled "Why Don't You Call?"
:: "1983" ::
Following an exchange of increasingly passionate and erotic electronic mails Archie finally succumbed to the smouldering charms of Señor Bob Byrne and agreed to appear on his speckfunkular website Clamnuts. Below is the result; a one-shot entitled 1983, which looks at some highlights of Archies ten months spent in Ireland. Enjoy!
:: A LIFE :: Contribution to the Spirit Of Hope charity comic book (2011)
A five page one-shot for the Japan / New Zealand Earthquake Relief Comic this was written, thumbnailed, pencilled, inked, coloured, lettered and fully localised into Japanese over a 12 day period in between bouts of working for The Man and supporting a family. Many, many thanks to Shinobu Koiwa for her invaluable Japanese contribution in more than just language and style, but also cultural inaccuracies that Archies silly Westerner eyes just plum got wrong. If you want to buy this comic book for this noble cause then get your ass here and do it! All proceeds go to charity. Spirit Of Hope comic book for sale
:: The Novak Seven :: A 24 Hour Comic (2010)
A year wiser and more prepared, Archies second 24 Hour Comic attempt takes us deep within the bowels of the Novak Institute, where seven very special individuals are about to discover that no matter what you may look like on the outside, there is a hero inside all of us. Now available in Forbidden Planet Dublin printed in high quality finish.
:: The Pikes Peak Maneuver :: A 24 Hour Comic (2009)
When Amber & Archie Templar are given Seven Hundred Dollars by a stranger in a New York bar they are asked only one thing in return, “Go to Pikes Peak, Colorado.” Honouring the request this is the story of what happened next. Drawn on 24 A3 size pages over a 24 hour period this is Archie's first attempt at the awesome challenge that is the 24 Hour Comic! Printed in high quality finish and available in Forbidden Planet Dublin NOW!
:: From the Desk of Archie Templar :: In Articulo Mortis (2009) ::
An unholy trinity of short stories from three of Ireland’s least known writers; this anthology contains all new artwork from Archie. “Slight Indelicacies and the Mystery of Evil” - The vile memoirs of a murderous priest are uncovered after seventy years of obscurity. “The Boy” – An orphaned child discovers the delights of human flesh. “A Heaven Bounty” – A twenty year old double-murder is at the heart of this story of blind obedience to God. Buy it HERE now!
:: Coiffeur (2009), From the book “Eurotash” ::
Movember is the global charity responsible for raising awareness of men’s health and in particular fighting against Up-Your-Bum-Cancer, or “Prostate Cancer” as it is controversially known. In this day and age of five bladed razors and girly-men male models it’s a breath of fresh air when a man can walk into a room and proudly display his lip whiskers and not feel ashamed… To this end a book has just been released that attempts, and succeeds to get to grips with that last great social taboo.. the ‘Stash.
Archie’s contribution takes us back in time and to the South of France to a place where the moustachioed gent is king!
Buy it now. 25% of the cost goes to charity. Buy in Pounds, it’s cheaper!