Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy

Words by Annique van Niekerk

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin illustrator and artist with a background in animation. His work can be seen in movies, gracing album covers, livening up whisky bottles, and complementing the talent of creative writers.

I met with Steve at his studio near the Ha’penny bridge. In hindsight, I probably should have warned him. I ended up catching him off-guard with my inconsiderate interview technique. Steve was in the middle of building a huge wooden viking shield complete with charming illustrated carvings and relief. He asked if he could do the interview and keep working at the same time. I said no. I wanted Steve to answer my questions through the medium of silly pictures. What follows is a very serious interview about serious things.





From researching your Facebook likes, can you please rank these shows in order of preference:

Sex and the City


Father Ted

South Park

Fade Street


What would your alternate self be doing right now?

Describe your ideal pet.

Recommend a piece of music

If you had to set me up on a date with one of your friends, who would it be?

What is the best plant to use as a weapon?

And that single eyed, aggressive pineapple concludes our interview with Mr Steve McCarthy. Handsome space man, you know where to find me.

Steve McCarthy's signature, three ways.

Words by Annique van Niekerk