This one was drawn over a month before the excavation began. The government had started a feasibility study into setting up a cheese mine somewhere south of the Liffey. I was present at the initial clearance of the site (so the cheese engineers could take a butchers at the layers of cheddar strata underneath the Meeting House Square area.) Lo and behold archaeology was found and we all advanced gripping our trowels between our teeth much akin to Errol Flynn in 'Captain Blood.'
The garden gnome style figure at the bottom left of this one is none other than Herr Uberrooter Alan Hayden. More of him to come. I drew him small at this stage so I wouldn't be overcome by his radiance (think of that bit in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' when they open God's teachest - just like that but remove the swirling light and angels and replace it with body odour.