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We meet every day, at the same cafe….

A teeny lil Skulduggery comic for my art class! Based, of course, off the notorious ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ extract.

A little rushed towards the end, as photoshop decided to start moving as slowly as possible, and I’m not really happy with the speech bubbles- but either way- it’s done!

USA Today:

Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ keeps rising


Take Me to Church has far exceeded Hozier’s expectations for the song.
The bluesy, sensual number is a hit that keeps on growing. After first getting airplay on alternative and AAA radio stations as far back as fall 2013, it has turned into a cross-format smash. Currently, it’s No. 5 on USA TODAY’s Top 40 airplay chart, the highest spot for any of the Grammy nominees for song of the year. The other four contenders, all released more recently than Take me to Church, have already risen up the chart and fallen.
“I didn’t think it would work on radio,” admits Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, who performs under the stage name Hozier. “I thought it would be received well, but by a very small audience.”
Hozier’s audience continues to grow with the song’s popularity. His self-titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart upon its release in October and has sold 381,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Take Me to Church has sold 3.06 million downloads.
“I’m still getting my head around that,” says the 24-year-old, who studied music at Dublin’s Trinity College and sang with the Irish choral group Anúna before embarking on his solo career. “It’s a totally new experience, happening very, very fast. There are so many things I would never have expected would happen — stuff like the Grammy nomination, which was totally outside my dreams for the album.”


Audiences have found many paths to the song. Early fans eagerly shared his music on Spotify, making him one of the most-viral acts in the history of the streaming service. The video for Take Me to Church conveyed a storyline about attacks against the LGBT community in Russia, but the song also was used in a Beats commercial featuring LeBron James. Recent high-profile performances have included Saturday Night Live and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. All that has brought an unanticipated audience to the song.


“Sometimes, somebody will send me a video on YouTube of a very young child, like a 3-year-old or a 4-year-old, singing along in a booster seat in the back of a car,” he says. “That’s very strange for me, because the song is about something very adult.”
By the time Hozier started his first U.S. tour last September, he’d already started selling tickets to his next tour, which begins in Los Angeles Feb. 6, the Friday before the Grammys. It will include larger venues in many cities where he already has performed. He has been forced to add additional dates in some cities, suggesting he’s still not meeting demand.
“I don’t know if I’m ready for larger venues than we’re doing,” he says. “I really do enjoy the intimacy, rather than a stadium or a large arena.”
The pace of Hozier’s career hasn’t left much time for his primary passion, which is writing. “I travel with a guitar everywhere, so I’m hoping I can get a little writing done,” he says. “It’s tricky. But I do try, when we have a day off here and there.”
As far as new recordings, “I’ve been told, 'Wait until 2016; then you’ll have a chance.”