Fintan Taite is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from Dublin. He is a member and former chairman of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines in Ireland and abroad including The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, Magill and The Dubliner, and he has illustrated a number of books and advertising campaigns. He created his first comics work "The Ring" for the 2009 anthology Machines, Miracles or Magic? which was subsequently picked up by the New York Indie publisher Blurred books for their Big IF comics imprint. It was published in Issue 1 of Pood.
Publishers blurb: pood is a 16-page comics section in full color (and black and white) printed on newsprint, with a page size (17″ x 22 ¾”!) that just may make it the biggest comics package on Earth! (or at least New Jersey). pood is BIG, COLORFUL, EXCITING comics in a beautiful broadsheet newspaper – right out of the Golden Age of Sunday Comics! pood has it all: sci-fi, Western adventure, bizarre drama, slapstick comedy and more! Each creator (or team) has turned their enormous page into a big, beautiful work of art!
He has also contributed to Issue two of pood which will be published in November 2010 and can be ordered from the september issue of previews.