Ep. 39: Stephen Maurice Graham

For this week’s podcast I took a trip to Edenderry Village to visit the home studio of illustrator Stephen Maurice Graham.  A few years ago Stephen decided to give it a bash as a full-time self-employed illustrator and since then he’s made big waves getting his work featured in publications including The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, GQ and TIME.  Phew!

Stephen launches his new comic publication ‘Michael’ on Wednesday 30th November at UsFolk, Belfast.  I caught up with him to hear about the origins of his cartoon protagonist and ended up accidentally inviting him to co-host of The Jewel Case.  See you next week Steve!

Check out Stephen’s work here: http://400facts.tumblr.com

Check out Stephen’s web comic on VICE here: http://www.vice.com/series/michael

Oh, and thanks to Stephen for doing a self-portrait especially for the cover-art of the podcast!


Stephen Maurice Graham

Here are some of the images we talk about during the podcast:

Scary Clown Gate

The scary clown gate painted by Stephen’s neighbour

Gig poster 2010

Gig poster by Stephen Maurice Graham (2010)


Gif by Stephen Maurice Graham (2016)

The Jewel Case broadcasts Tuesdays at 8pm on Lisburn’s 98FMBangor FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.

The Jewel Case theme song is The Dark by Beauty Sleep

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