I wrote Vinnie some time ago but he had never truly come to life until Kieran began to draw. Really looking forward to seeing how Vinnie looks in print….coming to a book store near you real soon. PS he’s nowhere nearly as serious as this pic suggests!
– Declan Clarke
Kieran Ryan AKA Merryman
Kieran is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Galway, Ireland. His latest project has been illustrating Vinnie the Mole and the Baby Dragon, the first in a series of books for young children written by Declan Clarke.
Kieran has been drawing cartoons his entire life inspired by the likes of Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Chris Browne (Hagar the Horrible). Check out some of his creations such as Galactic Gary, Wonderful World of Merryman and Jix and Joe at his websites merrymancomics.weebly.com or merryman.deviantart.com. As Merryman he has provided the cartoons for the NUI Galway student newspaper “SIN” for a number of years.