Dublin-born illustrator and artist Brian Coldrick has made
his home in London to pursue his passion for the macabre and terrifying. His
ongoing series ‘Behind You’ depicts various horrors following the protagonists
around, sometimes as static but artful illustrations, sometimes spiced up with bits
of animation. The atmospheric and toned-down drawings, reminiscent of a
stylish, modern children’s book, hide all sorts of lonely ghosts, monsters from
ancient folklore and present-day terrors. Brian claims that he enjoys the
illusive nature of internet horror stories, particularly real-life scenarios,
as those leave a lot of gaps left for the reader to fill in themselves.
Sailing Superstitions: each tattoo tells a story of one superstition.
Head and upper back tattoo: Why bananas on board were believed to bring bad luck.
Lower back tattoo: Bad days to set sail and why.
Arm tattoo: Why do we christen a ship by cracking a bottle of champagne.
Leg tattoo: Why you shouldn’t say “pig” on board.