Archive for September, 2011

NEWS: Nominations Voting Now Closed


The nomination process for the inaugral Irish Comic News Awards is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted their vote. As we here at ICN HQ tally up what we got, let us say that we are delighted with the response we have gotten both in the voting itself and also for the support on […]

EVENTS: OCTOCON 2011 features John Higgins


15th & 16th October 2011 The Camden Court Hotel, Dublin Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of the weird and wonderful, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence.  It has been running since 1990, and has featured  Guest of Honour such as Terry Pratchett, […]

NEWS: See What Is Trending On ICN This Week


Take a look at our top ten stories from this past week. 1. THE 2011 IRISH COMIC NEWS AWARDS [Nomination voting] 2. REVIEW: Alan Nolan’s Six Million Ways To Die 3. NEWS: Zombies Hi #3 Out Now With Story By Mike Lynch 4. ART: Barry McGowan’s Tooth Fairies 5. COMICS: Read John Robbin’s Inside Outsiders […]

COMICS: Read John Robbin’s Inside Outsiders


John kindly sent us this comic to be hosted here on ICN. Click each image for bigger versions and read left to right.

WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 10

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 10

Here’s where the Morrígan’s threats start to be put into action…  

EVENTS: 24HR Comics Day! 1st Oct 2011


Over the last number of years we’ve been treated to a brilliant event called the 24hr Comics Challenge.  It was run by Cliodhna Lyons with support and assistance from various other people such as Kyle Rogers. It’s a global event, and this year, even though there doesn’t appear to be an event set for any […]

ART: Collective Thinking Bird Theme Month


Collective Thinking is an art blog that accroding to the sites byline ‘GROUP OF PEOPLE POSTING ANYTHING WE WANT BASED ON A DIFFERENT THEME EVERY MONTH’. This months theme is birds and there are some excellent pieces on show. Check out the blog here: and see below a couple of the top recent pieces from Deirdre de […]

ART: Funny O’Connell & Prendergast Piece


Cork writer Brendan O’Connell and fellow Lee-sider artist Frank Prendergast have a site called On it there are a succession of great one panel comedy strips like the one below called ‘Cereal Killer’. You can check out the site and read more great pieces just like this.



CLICK IMAGE TO SEE FULL POST Tommie Kelly (yup thats me!) posted his verson of Robert Carey on Sketch Paddys eary this morning. I think you’ll all agree its awesome.  

NEWS: John Robbins to reprint Something Occurred; Bennie On The Loose


October will see the release of a new chapbook under the Downright Bockedy imprint, reprinting the prose short-story ‘Something Occurred; Bennie On The Loose’ by John Robbins. For more info on John goto:  

NEWS: Uproar Comics in the Belfast Telegraph

Uproar Comics

Derry’s Uproar Comics, who have just published the third issue of Zombies Hi!, are covered in a piece in the Belfast Telegraph today, including comments by Kevin “Gio” Logue..

REVIEW: Alan Nolan’s Six Million Ways To Die


SIX MILLION WAYSTO DIE Story by: Alan Nolan Art by: Alan Nolan Cover by: Alan Nolan Publisher: O’Brien Press Cover Price: €7.99 Book Summery: Daredevil stuntman Rex ‘Thunderclap’ Aldrin is horribly injured in a terrible crash; when he wakes up, he finds the world has changed, and so has he! In a mind-warping adventure that […]

ART: Robert Carey Piece From Pencils To Colours


Over on his Art of Mansloth blog Robert Carey posted an image a few days ago in pencil and today he posted the same image fully coloured by Alwyn Talbot. The finished piece is a great looking image. Take a look below below at the image pre and post colouring.

ART: John Cullen’s One-Upmanship


Via his jBlog, John Cullen shares his take on one-upmanship.

ART: Shalvey Dark Knight Detective Wallpaper


Via his blog, Declan Shalvey has shown an image that is his dream project over at DC. He did up an image for Comic Twart and got such a response on Twitter that his girlfriend colourist Jordie Bellaire has made it into a desktop wallpaper which Shalvey mentioned in his blog post that you are welcome to have. See the image below […]

ART: Excellent Cormac Hughes Friday The 13th Part VII Poster


Via the Sketch Paddys blog Cormac Hughes has posted an image of a commission he has done for a client. The image is Cormac’s take on a Friday the !3th movie poster for part 7 of the series. Take a look below at the image and below that again for the original theatrical poster, I […]

ART: This Weeks Pick Of The Micks


Take a look at some of the best pieces of art from the past week over on the Eclectic Micks blog where the Cu Chulainn theme continued for most of the week. Stephen Mooney’s Cu Chulainn Declan Shalvey’s Cu Chulainn Stacey Lee’s Cu Chulainn  Ricardo Lopez Ortiz’s Cu Chulainn Len O’Grady’s Beholder from Dungeons and […]

ART: Barry McGowan’s Tooth Fairies


Over on his Facebook album Northern Irish artist Barry McGowan has posted pictures of Tooth Fairies. The former Rosemary Herbb artist is an extremely talented lad who I wish we saw much more of. Take a look below at a some of the pieces.

ART: Ger Hankey’s Obi Wan Kenobi


Take a look below at Ger Hankey’s take on Star Wars character Obi Wan Kenobi via the Sketch Paddys blog. As Ger describes him as his: “pick of the only Star Wars character to survive all six films with his hands still attached to his body. Granted, he was dead half the time, but still… […]

NEWS: Zombies Hi #3 Out Now With Story By Mike Lynch


The next issue of Uproar Comics zombie anthology Zombies Hi has just been released both in print and via digital download. The issue features a story written by Ennis man Mike Lynch with art by Joe Campbell. The print copy is priced at £3.00 and the digital download copy is priced at a discounted price […]

NEWS: On Shelves Next Wednesday & PJ Holden Fearless Cover Art


Next Wednesday is a light week for Irish creators through Diamond as only PJ Holden’s Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human #3 will hits shelves. Check below for ordering info and book description with the cover art. Writer :  Rob Williams Artist :  P.J. Holden Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment Diamond code : JUL111033 UPC : 725130176868 Having travelled back to the past to try and stop […]

NEWS: In December Nick Roche Kills Optimus Prime


Now from the headline you may be forgiven for thinking I just dropped a huge spoiler for an upcoming story line but in actuality IDW’s much anticipated December release Transformers: The Death of Optimus Prime apparently tells it like it is. Roche teased this project several weeks ago and now IDW are starting the PR […]

EVENTS: Culture Night Clare – Tomm Moore’s The Secret Of Kells


Ecelctic Micks contributor Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated film The Secret of Kells film will form part of the Culture Night Clare event which takes palce this evening. Culture nights are taking palce all over the country today and admission to all events are free. See below for information on the showing of the film. The Secret […]

NEWS: Quick survey for women in comics


New link found via Maura McHughs (@splinister) tweet today, on surveying women in comics.  An interesting and thought provoking tweet that definitely had me curious so I went to check it out. The blog is a great way to get introduced to comics if you haven’t been hooked already, and great for those already addicted […]


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