COVER ART PROCESS: Nick Roche & Len O’Grady’s Monster Motors From IDW

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You may have seen mention during the week on social media that IDW are to publish a one shot from Nick Roche and Len O’Grady called Monster Motors. Chris Ryall via his Tumblr account published the three images below that show the original pencils for the cover along with the coloured version and finally the […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoroboto: The Dusk Pogo Part 4

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Take a look at the beginning of this story: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-1/ http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-2/ http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-3/

IDIOT WIND, BLOWING EVERY TIME THEY MOVE THEIR KEYS

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I don’t usually respond to the latest internet outrage but every so often I need to dust off this soapbox I have, climb on that donkey and charge headlong towards a windmill. “What windmill?” you may ask. Well today’s windmill has the words “Gulty of being a sexist internet idiot” spray painted on it (Guilty […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… TRIONA FARRELL

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This edition of 7 questions is with Superhero Help Desk artist Triona Farrell. Read on, read Superhero Help Desk and then check out her stuff on Tumblr! What was the first comic work you did that was published? Though it’s not technically a book – Superhero help desk was the first thing I published, along […]

2Dcast Episode 40: How about that MCM Expo ?

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In this episode Team 2dcast cast their eye over the recent MCM Comic-Con in Dublin looking at both the positive and the negatives. We discuss the life and death of the ULTIMATE WARRIOR, ( barely) review some new comics and make promises about future episodes that we WILL NOT KEEP. A fun episode so check […]

EVENT: The Big Bang Announce Becky Cloonan signing By Chance Or Providence Hardcover

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The Big Bang have announced that A-List creator Becky Cloonan will be in store on the 28th of May signing her graphic novels By Chance or Providence  and True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.  There will also be a Q&A session afterwards and an after party at the Thomas House where you will be serenaded […]

ON SALE NEXT WEEK: Alan Nolan’s Fintan’s Fifteen

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Alan Nolan’s newest work from The O’Brien Press, Fintan’s Fifteen goes on sale this Monday. More of an illustrated novel than an outright graphic novel, Fintan’s Fifteen tells the tale of Ray who is tired of losing every match with his U12 hurling team so he persuades Fintan Heffernan to come back to hurling to […]

NEWS: Our Top Posts From This Past Week

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Here are the most clicked on posts from this past week: 1. NEWS: Bluewater Announce Release Of Mike Lynch Penned Freddie Mercury Book 2. NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014 3. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… DEIRDRE DE BARRA 4. EVENT UPDATE: Comic & Book Marketing With Michael Molcher 5. 2DCast Episode 39 with special guest Ruth […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoroboto: The Dusk Pogo Part 3

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Take a look at the beginning of this story: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-1/ http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-2/

NEWS: Dublin Writers Festival To Host Alan Nolan Comic Strip Workshop

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Alan Nolan will be making an appearance at the 2014 Dublin Writers Festival on Saturday May 24th from 2.45 to 4pm and will be doing a comic strip workshop. Entry fee is €3 per child and it will be held at the Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre. “Fancy yourself as a super-sleuth? Are you good at […]

EVENT UPDATE: Comic & Book Marketing With Michael Molcher

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There is a slight time change on the Michael Molcher talk this Thursday with the start time now at 6.30pm. “MICHAEL MOLCHER, PR coordinator for Rebellion Publishing (2000AD, Solaris, Abaddon Books, Ravenstone) will be giving a talk packed with top tips about marketing your comic book or novel, completely free! Our aim is to provide […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… DEIRDRE DE BARRA

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Deirdre de Barra is launching a new comic, Brian Boru and The Battle of Clontarf, (written by Rory Mc Conville and lettered by John Robbins) at the Battle of Clontarf Millenium Festival this weekend (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April) and hopefully in various shops as well. She talks about this and more in this […]

PREVIEW: SPARKS

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Here’s a some preview images of Sparks written by Irish writer Glenn Matchett and artist Kell Smith. The book is about Melanie (Mel) Sparks who is a PI in London and is investigating the death of a famous actress. Her investigation is filled with danger and possibilities and an ending that will leave you on […]

2DCast Episode 39 with special guest Ruth Redmond!!!!!

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Welcome to the latest episode of the 2DCast!!! In this episode we make our pre Wrestlemania predictions, we talk movies ( chiefly Godzilla and The Winter Soldier), we review the latest issues of Ghost Rider and Inhuman, we discuss Bobby’s forthcoming WEDDING , and a bunch more. We also have the opportunity to finally talk […]

NEWS: Our Top Posts From This Past Week

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Here are the most clicked on posts from this past week: 1. NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014 2. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… SADHBH LAWLOR 3. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… UNA GALLAGHER 4. INTERVIEW: ANTHEA WEST ON HER SKETCHBOOK & MORE 5. COVER ART: Big Bastard #2 6. NEWS: MORE BOOKS TO CHECK OUT @MCMExpo 7. NEWS: Guest […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… UNA GALLAGHER

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Another 7 questions this week and another creator that you can meet at this weekend’s MCM Expo. Writer/artist Una Gallagher answers this time. Read on, like her Facebook page, check out her Tumblir and then get some of stuff this weekend. What was the first comic work you did that was published? I guess that […]

NEWS: MORE BOOKS TO CHECK OUT @MCMExpo

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As mentioned in his recent ICN interview, Alan Nolan will be launching a new edition of Sancho — Ireland’s favourite Dublin-based Mexican ex-exorcist-priest-cum-demon-hunter black-horror-comedy comic. The launch will be this weekend at the MCM Ireland Comic Con in the RDS. Previously shortlisted for two prestigious Eagle awards and written and illustrated by Alan Nolan, this […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoroboto: The Dusk Pogo Part 2

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    Take a look at the beginning of this story: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/04/comics-on-icn-pogoroboto-the-dusk-pogo-part-1/  

INTERVIEW: ANTHEA WEST ON HER SKETCHBOOK & MORE

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Anthea West has recently funded a sketchbook to be launched at MCM this weekend. I asked about the Fundit process and what we should expect from the book. I also asked about creating Earthbound God and the future of that world. I want to start with Earthbound God. What was the inspiration behind that book? […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… SADHBH LAWLOR

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It’s time for another 7 questions. This time it is with Splitting Borders’ writer, and occasional artist, Sadhbh Lawlor. Read on and enjoy a couple of episodes of Splitting Borders at the end. What was the first comic work you did that was published? Splitting Borders is the first comic work I have published. It […]

COVER ART: Big Bastard #2

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Check out the cover to one of 2013 buzz books newest issue. Big Bastard from the duo of Danny McColgan and Neill O’Driscoll goes on sale at this weekends MCM event in the RDS. Be sure to stop by the guys table and pick up the next instalment from the Arcade Award winning title.

NEWS: Our Top Posts Of This Past Week

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Here are the top ten most clicked on posts of this past week: 1. NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014 2. NEWS: Guest Update For MCM Ireland 3. FEATURE: Leeann Hamilton Shares Artist Alley and Panel/Workshop Advice 4. INTERVIEW: WILL SLINEY ON SPIDER-MAN 2099 5. Fund Paul Bolger’s Hound on Kickstarter 6. VOTE FOR HOUND ON GUINESS […]

FEATURE: Leeann Hamilton Shares Artist Alley and Panel/Workshop Advice

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NOTE: This article originally appeared on The Cool Bean and is very kindly shared with permission. Hey folks, I’ve just come back home from Kaizokucon yesterday after a successful weekend of selling at their Artists Alley. For Cork’s first dedicated sci-fi and anime convention, it set off to a solid start. Here’s to Kaizokucon 2015! Which brings me to […]

INTERVIEW: WILL SLINEY ON SPIDER-MAN 2099

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Will Sliney has had a lot of Spider-man news of late. He drew an issue of Superior Team-Up and it was announced that he’d be doing a story in the final issue of Superior Spider-man which was big news but there was bigger still. He is going to be series artist on a new Spider-man […]

Fund Paul Bolger’s Hound on Kickstarter

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As Shaenon Garrity’s review in the Comics Journal of two comics based on the same story (my own The Cattle Raid of Cooley and MK Reed’s About a Bull) reminds us, the legend of Cú Chulainn is open to all sorts of different interpretations. We’ve also seen Will Sliney’s Celtic Warrior and Colmán Ó Raghallaigh […]