R.I.P. E.O.D.

It is with a sad heart that I report the demise of Totally Dublin magazine and with it, at least for the time being, The Eye on Dublin. I've really enjoyed working on it. It was a fantastic outlet for topical doodlings and a playground for my silly imagination.

I have plans for at the very least a last hurrah for the eye, if not a full return, so stay tuned and I shall hopefully have some news soon.

I'm going to leave up the blog anyway just as a gallery of all 38 installments.


Spend and save!!!

Lazy double post or bumper two-for-the-price-of-one post, depending on your outlook.

April's eye on dublin was a comic cover homage which tried to flip things on its head and present the worst of the celtic tiger over spenders as the potential heroes of the recession. Afterall, when you think about it, it's not the poor, scrounging working class mother of nine that's going to kick start the economy but the coked up ditzy PR girl willing to spend hundreds on a haircut.

May's eye on dublin was once again money centric, this time with those who have become obsessed with saving it. Its oh so hip to go to flea markets, car boot sales and charity shops but staying at home and eating toast is actually probably going to cost less. A pretty teapot for only 5 euro is not a bargain if you already own 14 teapots and this one is made out of paper.


Pied Piper Paddy

This is going up a tad late considering Paddy's Day was Tuesday but no harm. I've done paddy's day themed nonsense before but he's a saint who keeps on giving. This year he's taken the form of a pied piper luring the younglings away with his sweet booze. Despite tales to the contrary, there is something decidedly serpentine about our patron saint. But the only apple this snake is offering is in a two litre bottle of cider.

This also has the honour of being eye on dublin number 36. So I've been at this malarky for three years now. Oh how time flies! It seems only like yesterday I was producing Celtic Tiger themed doodles and wondering where we'd spend our massive personal fortunes.


Valentine Dole Queue

Just can't avoid recession influenced fun at the moment. This month's eye on dublin takes on romance and poverty in one fell swoop. So like many other national institutions, Valentine's Day has just been nationalised due to a shortage of dates. The resulting queues can take hours for a paltry Government hand out. A second date is out of the question.