Archive for October, 2011

ART: Free stuff from Ronan Kennedy!


Mindpuss is one of those rare breeds that simply boggles yet tickles the neurons of your brain while depositing a furry ball of unsettling fluff in the corner.  You’re not sure if the fluff will grow tentacles and go prodding. Ronan has kindly offered up some of his work for free via his website […]

ART: John Cullen Deals With Tech Stress


Via his jblog, John Cullen helps us through tech stress with this handy guide:

NEWS: ICN’s Hilbo Featured in Latest Splunc!


Splunc!, the Irish language comic magazine which promotes the speaking of the Irish language between parents and their kids has its latest issue out and it features a strip by ICN’s own Hilary Lawler. Her story ‘Para-abnormal’ is the latest Superhilbo story within the pages of the as Gaelige bi-annual book published by Dublin company […]

New Comic Shop Opening


Roswell comics is located in the heart of Athlone (Irishtown). Athlones first ever comic book store and anything of it’s kind in the Midlans region! Sick of travling to Galway, Dublin or other cities for your comic book fix? Well just head on down to Roswell Comics for a massive range of Marvel, DC, Darkhouse, […]

ADVANCE REVIEW: PJ Holden’s Fearless TPB


FEARLESS TPB (On Sale: November 16th) Story by: Mark Sable & David Roth Art by: PJ Holden Colours by: Nick Filardi Letters by: Kristyn Ferretti Cover by: PJ Holden Publisher: Image Comics Cover Price: $14.99  Book Description: From the creator of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES and GROUNDED comes the story of a literal man without fear. […]

ART: Apparently Artists…? Batman Theme


Apparently Artists…? is a new collaborative blog featuring some great up and coming artists. Over the past few days they have posted their respective pieces after deciding on a Batman theme for the blog. Take a look below at what has been done so far and then head on over to the blog itself via […]

NEWS: Alan Nolan To Do Appearance In Ennis This Saturday


Death By Chocolate, The Big Break Detectives and Six Million Ways To Die author and artist Alan Nolan will be making a scheduled appearance at The Ennis Book Shop on Abbey Street, Ennis, County Clare this Saturday from 3pm. Nolan will also be doing a workshop during the appearance aimed at the 8-12 year old age […]

NEWS: Elida Maiques wins silver medal! :)

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Elida Maiques entered her beautiful work into the Bear Bikes Competition a little while back, and was the proud winner of 2nd place!  Way to go Elida! :)



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NEWS: Take A Look At Our Top Posts From This Past Week


Take a loko at our top ten most clicked on stories of the past week. 1. ICN AWARDS 2011 VOTING NOW OPEN! 2. COMIC: Binary Dog Lennox (Feat. Luke, Hanley and Kelly) 3. NEWS: Lightning Strike Promo Push 4. NEWS: Coney and Holden on Batman Live at Culture NI 5. NEWS: New Irish/Polish comic online […]

NEWS: Half Past Danger Blog Well Worth A Look


One of the best comic related blogs out there at the moment from any creator, Irish or not, is Stephen Mooney’s development blog for ‘Half Past Danger’. In the recently launched blog, Mooney goes into a great amount of detail in an effort to lift the veil on the progress of his upcoming creator owned […]

NEWS: OFFSET 2012 lineup revealed!


OFFSET 2012 GRAND CANAL THEATRE 9TH MARCH 2012 OFFSET, Dublin’s creative festival, returns to the spectacular Grand Canal Theatre next March 9/10/11 2012. With 25 leading creative lights on the main stage, a second room for debates and discussion, interviews and lots more surprises planned, we intend this edition to be our biggest and brightest […]




ART: Poe by Oisin Roche


I recently got an email from Oisin Roche, a fine artist by trade, who is trying to break into the comic scene here in Ireland. He sent on a few samples and I have to say I am blown away. See more of his stuff over on or email him [email protected]

NEWS: BOOM!/Sliney’s Farscape Finishes Today


The current incarnation of the long running sci-fi saga Farscape will finish its 3 year run at BOOM! Studios today. Initially launched in 2002 at WildStorm Studios, the Jim Henson Compnay in partnership with BOOM! launched a series of mini series in 2008 that continued stories that were canon. Among the artists that worked on […]

EVENTS: Ards Arts Big Scribble

Ards Big Scribble 2011

On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October, Ards Arts in Newtownards, Co. Down, is inviting people to come and draw on the walls of their studio. The Ards Arts Big Scribble is part of the UK-wide Big Draw campaign, and aims to get people drawing a create a piece of collaborative art. They’re inviting local […]

NEWS: Lightning Strike Promo Push


As Lightning Strike Comics continue apace with their plans to launch their first issue anthology in 2012, they have begun ramping up the PR engine by being very public these past few days. As well as being present at last weekends Toy Mart at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin and having a representative go all the […]

ART: This Weeks Pick Of The Micks


Take a look at this weeks best of the picks from the Eclectic Micks blog. Brida & Mar Hauksson by Declan Shalvey Viking by Will Sliney Transformers by Nick Roche Starship Sofa by Len O’Grady Ardri by Tomm Moore Irish Doodles by Stephen Mooney  

NEWS: Paddy Lynch comic work preview due


Paddy Lynch has outlined on his blog recently that he’ll be able to preview some up and coming comic work in the near future.  In the meantime, take a browse through his previous work via the site and go through some of his fantastic illustration work too. Looking forward to the preview in the […]

ART: Eoin Marron’s Usagi Yojimbo


Talented young artist Eoin Marron has posted a great piece on his blog in appreciation of Usagi Yojimbo. He says it is a fanart piece he done after reading the long running title over the summer. Take a look at the piece below.

REVIEW: Angel Yearbook


ANGEL YEARBOOK Story by: Various Art by: Various Colours by: Various Cover by: David Messina Publisher: IDW Publishing Cover Price: $7.99 Book Summery: IDW’s final farewell to the Angelverse is full of the creators who have been telling stories about the vampire with a soul from the very beginning. Each tale will be a farewell […]

How others see us: Dermot and Granya by Benito Gallego

Dermot and Granya by Benito Gallego

Spanish artist Benito Gallego (no relation to Blas Gallego) has taken on a bit of Irish mythology, which he’s freely adapted from a passage of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds, over at DeviantArt.

NEWS: New Irish/Polish comic online

Kasch Free online  comic out by Irish & Polish collaboration with some great artists and writers involved. For a free look at Issue 1, please use the link above the image. For more updates visit

NEWS: Albert Moy Aquires Large Portion Of Brendan McCarthy Original Art


West Clare based artist Brendan McCarthy is reporting on his blog that world renowned cominc art dealer Albert Moy has aquired a large portion of the remaining original art in Brendan’s ownershi for sale. Former Eisner nominated McCarthy, a legendary artist in his own right, has had a long and varied career in comics working […]

ART: Paul McCallan Pencils From Nestor #1


As the first issue of Mike Lynch and Martin Greene’s Nestor nears completion, series launch artist Paul McCallan’s art has been beginning to appear online. On his ‘The Abandoned Blog’ Lynch has posted a page from the issue and noted that pencils for the first installment are near finished. Take a look at the page below.