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John McMenamin

Photoshopper with aspirations/delusions (delete as applicable) of grandeur

Employability Consultant by day, photoshopper by night. I specialise in “animangles” which is essentially taking one animal’s head and grafting it seamlessly onto the body of another animal, though I do turn my hand to other things when the inspiration grabs me.

I do a bit of promo stuff for a couple of comedians and the occasional commissioned work. I’m always looking for a new challenge so if you have one, get in touch.

Poorly Pencilled Pistachio Portraiture

So, I was sitting at my desk at home the other day trying to think of something new and exciting that nobody has done before. I picked up a blunt HB pencil and started twiddling it, then shelled a few pistachio nuts and tossed the shells in a bowl of other pistachio shells. At this point the imaginary light-bulb above my head...
09/07/2013 17:14 BST

Double Acts - Cut and Shut

The entertainment industry has a rich history of double acts. Pairs of people combining their talents in a single identity. Well... here's what they would look like as pairs of talented people combined into a single entity... I imagine.
14/02/2013 14:14 GMT

Hollywood Pope

So, the Pontiff has decided to jack in his papal vestments. What is next for Mr Ratzinger? Clearly, the pull of Hollywood is too much for him to resist. I can see his rugged old features in a maverick cop role.
12/02/2013 09:37 GMT

Dictators as Bond Villains

I thought I'd have a go at putting together a rogues gallery which puts reigning dictators in the roles of Bond villains. I've chosen ones who are unlikely to have me killed... I hope. Anyway, here's what a bit of pixel trickery resulted in.
29/01/2013 12:08 GMT

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper - With A Difference

While I'm primarily known for producing photorealistic images of freaky animal hybrids, I thought I'd branch out into other projects. I decided to go about playing with the famous "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" image. So, here's the result of a few hours of mindless pixel-pushing. I hope you enjoy them.
22/01/2013 16:22 GMT