Archive for November, 2011

NEWS: Abandoned Comics Promo Poster and Issue Cover


As Clare based Abandoned Comics continue their planning for what is looking to be a busy 2012, some promotional work and cover material is beginning to to see the light of day. Take a look below for a promo poster for Vampire book Nestor by artist Anthony O’Neill and below that for the cover to Martin […]

IN MY OPINION: Digital Comics [TK:IMO]


Ya know, up until an IPAD 2 came into the house I didn’t really get digital comics. By “get” I mean, pay for or read. I know this must sounds slightly odd coming from a guy who has published mostly in the digital realm but it true. I had previously tried reading comics on the […]

ROAD CREW: Crossroads 001

Road Crew: CrossRoads 001


EVENT: Andy Luke features in Occupy Belfast’s series of teach-ins


Andy Luke will feature at the  OccupyBelfast’s series of teach-ins with a talk on Tuesday 29th November at 6pm, on the subject of Epilepsy and Mental Health and will be focusing his talk upon his own experiences working on ‘Absence’ with a view to opening up a discussion with the audience on issues around health and […]

BLOG: Cartoonist Luke Fallon Launches New Blog


‘The Devil at House 24′ artist Luke Fallon has just launched a new blog. Though light on content right now, Luke assures us that he will be updating regularly with art soon. Luke contributed to the 24 Hour Comic project in 2007. You can click on the link below and check out the fledgling site and check […]

ART: League Of Volunteers #3 Page By Barry Keegan


Rob Curley has tweeted an update to the progress of the third issue of the popular League of Volunteers book out of Atomic Diner. He says that work on the book is continuing apace and he said that in this issue Fionn takes on the demon! Takea look below for some art from the issue […]

NEWS: Art For Alexandra Auction Raises Over €63,000


An auction organised to help raise funds for artist Alexandra Trotsenko who lost several digits in a horrific knife attack has rasied over €60,000. The auction which was held at Adams Auctioneers in Blackrock Co. Dublin featured pieces from Robert Ballagh, Jane O’Malley, Markey Robinson and RTE’s Liveline presenter Joe Duffy, who highlighted the cause […]

EVENT: A Dramatic Reading Of Swamp Thing Vol. 1 Issue 11 Tonight In Galway


A bit short notice for some but if you are anywhere near Galway tonight (Monday), the NUIG Comic Book Society are holding their last meeting before Christmas from 7pm to 10pm. On the agenda is a discussion of the seminal book Maus and a dramatic reading of Swamp Thing volume 1 issue 11 written by […]

EVENT: PJ Holden Signing Forbidden Planet Belfast December 3rd


Robocop/Terminator: Kill Human artist PJ Holden will be doing a signing appearance at Forbidden Planet Belfast this Saturday December 3rd between 1pm and 3pm. Holden will be signing copies of the first issue of Strip Magazine which is got in especially for the signing. If you have anything from PJ’s back catalogue you want signed, […]

REVIEW: Damien Goodfellow’s Brian Boru: Ireland’s Warrior King


BRIAN BORU:IRELAND’S WARRIOR KING Story & Art by: Damien Goodfellow Publisher: O’Brien Press Cover Price: €14.99 Book Summery: Men’s lives are controlled by powerful warlords. Brutal tribal warfare ensures glory and riches for some, slavery and destruction for others. From the dark misty shores west of the Shannon, Brian Boru battles his way to become […]

COMIC: Flip’s Sake!

Strip from Flipsake #13 by Barry Richardson and Robbie Bonham

Still haven’t said anything meaningful about Comics West in Galway, but I thought I’d draw your attention to a comic I picked up there: Flips’s Sake! Flip’s Sake is a free black and white A5 anthology, two issues of which (issue zero and issue 13) have been published so far – and it’s funny. It’s the […]

ART: Stefan Pappalardo Cover To Zombies Hi #4


With the anticipated release of the fourth issue in Uproar Comics popular zombie comic set in Derry, Zombies Hi, on December 9th, the official Facebook page for the book has shown an image of what will be the fourth issues cover with art by  Stefan Pappalardo. It forms the front cover of what will be […]

NEWS: Upcoming In December From Avatar Press – Stitched #2


In December Avatar Press will be releasing the next issue of Garth Ennis’ Stitched based on his film of the same name that premiered at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year. WIth the first issue on shelves this past month, take a look below for book information and keep an eye out for it […]

NEWS: On Shelves Next Week: Thunderbolts #166 & Preview


Next Wednesday sees the return of Declan Shalvey to Thunderbolts with the release of issue 166. Take a look below for book information and a preview of the issue and be sure to pick it up in shops. Book Information: ARE THE THUNDERBOLTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GRISLIEST MURDERS IN HISTORY? Great Britain, 1888: London is […]

EVENT:Temple Bar Gallery-Open Call for Comics!


Temple Bar Gallery will be holding an exhibition from early December relating to Art books and magazines.  At present they have an open call for all types of books and comics are included in it. They aim to have a wide range of books available for both selling and archiving, so if you would like […]

EVENT: Dr.Sketchys B&W Christmas Anti-Art Class


This coming Saturday (tomorrow 26th November) will see Dr. Sketchy’s holding their own version of Christmas…in glorious Black & White!  They normally hold their classes in the Grand Social, but due to flood damage this time the class will be held on the top floor of ‘Sweeneys’ or some might know it as ‘Le Cirk’, […]

ART: Jennifer Wilde Issue 2 Pages


Atomic Diners Jennifer Wilde artist Stephen Downey has begun to show the pages from the upcoming second issue of Jennifer Wilde. The visuals on the first issue blew a load of peoples minds so to see new pages from him is a real treat. Also take a look below at the pages and follow Jennifer […]

ART: Rob Carey’s Theseus From Immortals


Via the Sketch Paddys blog Rob Carey put up a piece he did while stuck in an airport for hours. It is of Thesues from the Immortals movie and looks cool. Check it out below.  

NEWS: Joe Campbell Contributes 11 Page Full Colour Story To Wire & Gas Anthology


ICNA winning writer Mike Lynch has revealed that the great Joe Campbell will be contributing an 11 page full colour story to Abandoned Comics anthology Wire & Gas. Due for release in early 2012, the story will be titled ‘Distant Fields’ and will be a World War 1 era tale. ‘Distant Fields’ will be one […]

NEWS: See What Is Trending This Week On ICN


Take a look at our top ten posts from this piast week. 1. GOOD CAUSE: Art for Alexandra 2. NEWS: New Celtic Clan Comic in production 3. NEWS: Nick Roche To Be On RTE Two Tomorrow Afternoon 4. SAD NEWS: Terry Willers dies at 76 5. ART: Blackshapes ‘Little Peeps’ by Phil Barrett 6. NEWS: […]

REVIEW: Farscape #24 – Series Finale


FARSCAPE #24 (Cover Date: October 2011) Story by: Rockne S. O’Bannon & Keith R.A. De Candido Art by: Will Sliney Colours: Zak Atkinson Letters by: Johnny Lowe Cover by: Joe Corroney Publisher: BOOM! Studios Cover Price: $3.99 Reviewed By: David O’ Leary Book Summery: LAST ISSUE! The final chapter of The War for the Uncharted […]

REVIEW: Hellraiser #7


HELLRAISER #7 (Cover Date: September 2011) Story by: Clive Barker & Christopher Monfette Art by: Stephen Thompson & Janusz Ordon Colours: Jordie Bellaire Letters by: Travis Lanham Cover by: Tim Bradtreeet Publisher: BOOM! Studios Cover Price: $3.99 Reviewed By: David O’ Leary Book Summery: One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now […]

EVENT: Dublin Comic Jam Thursday 24th November


Just a heads up that this months Comic Jam will take place tomorrow, Thursday 24th November from 8pm onwards in the Lord Edward Pub opposite Christ Church.  You only need to bring pencils and pens and paper if you prefer a certain type…paper is provided though by Paddy and Phil. The Dublin Comic Jam has […]

ART: Blackshapes ‘Little Peeps’ by Phil Barrett


Lovely new posting on Blackshapes for November.    

ART: Jay Kent’s The Cookie Monster vs. The Wren


As The Land of Button Press Publications moves forward with work on The Wren issue eight, Jay Kent found time to post a great humerous piece on their blog of Seasame Streets Cookie Monster and The Wren. Take a look at it below.