Fiona Boniwell is an illustrator from London, but is now living in Kinsale where she will be one of the participants in the Co Cork town’s Words By Water literary festival over the weekend. Fiona originally studied fine art, but got into comic illustration when she first collaborated with writer Brendan O’Connell on the graphic novel Death’s New Lease on Life. The duo are currently working on the follow-up, Cerberus’ New Trick.
Homo Deus and Wonder.
Dumbo (Tim Burton’s).
A few years back but… The Selector at the Pavilion in Cork. Pauline Black’s performance was amazing.
‘Long Live the Chief’ by Jidenna.
Bella at the Bar annual about an impoverished girl overcoming the odds to achieve her ambition to become a gymnast. Loved that. It was published in the 1970s so it was pretty dark; however, the character of Bella was very inspiring.
Tricky at Shepherd’s Bush c1997. He did an encore and we were among the few that stayed long enough to see it — no-one thought he would.
The Boys, Sinner, Marvel Netflix originals, Seven Seconds, When They See Us (deeply affected by that), Game of Thrones, Family Guy. So boxsets, I guess, plus movies and documentaries. I don’t have much time for TV, but Come Dine With Me and Ninja Warrior, and Sin City Motors for mindless but fun distraction.
Paul McLoone Today FM, 6FM on Sundays.
When I was a student working at the Chelsea Conrad Hotel as a waitress, Howard Keel aka Wild Bill Hickok from Calamity Jane, aka Clayton Farlow in Dallas, aka Hollywood royalty was a guest. I served him the ‘Texan’ breakfast (steak and eggs) and he told me to, “Just lay it down on the table, ma’am.” That was funny! I’m still starstruck.
At the moment, am fascinated by lunar landings of the 1960s and the excitement that created. But I also would love to visit Ireland when the Celts were in charge of things.
Fiona Staples work on Saga. Jim Lee on everything I’ve seen him do, most notably Hush; Bernie Wrightson’s work on Frankenstein.
Animal welfare shelters would be one
Be kind; read widely and often. Reading can help a lot with the first thing.