Áine McGuinness

Áine Mc Guinness is from a small village on the East coast of Ireland. An early love for art led her to study animation at the National Film School of Ireland where she graduated with a degree in 2007. She worked as an animator until 2010 before starting her career as an illustrator. Her work is often inspired by childhood memories and nature and mainly combines digital and watercolour painting. Áine is currently based in Dublin, Ireland.

Marco: Moonwalker


  • Marco Moves In

    Marco Moves In

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    A grizzly bear walked all the way from the zoo to my front door and not a single person noticed him. I suppose it helped that it was night, and that he was wearing a big black duffle coat.

    Patrick makes his unexpected guest at home, while keeping him hidden from the neighbours, police and his very distractable mum!

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  • Marco: Master of Disguise

    Marco: Master of Disguise

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    Most of my class class had a pet of some sort. But no one I knew had a grizzly bear sleeping in their garden shed. Marco wasn't a pet, of course. He was my friend. My best friend.

    Can Patrick stop Marco being sent back to the zoo? An absurd and hilarious tale of real friendship.

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  • Marco: Moonwalker

    Marco: Moonwalker

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    In their latest escapade, Marco Moonwalker, Patrick discovers that Marco can play the trombone, banjo and even dance like Michael Jackson! But disaster strikes when he is spotted without his mask: how will Patrick and Mum get him out of the Zoo again?

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