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COMICS: Helpful rules for drawing comics by Alex Toth

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  Alex Toth (American cartoonist – Space Ghost..among many others) has a great set of rules for drawing comics that are worth sharing (as outlined on his blog http://www.10rulesfordrawingcomics.com/2013/11/alex-toths-rules.html) :   Eliminate the superfluous, the unnecessary. Be lazy! Edit your art continuously, at every stage. Save work! Focus on the remaining (important) picture elements. Emphasize what […]

COMICS: Things Happened Page 2 by Leeann Hamilton

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THINGS HAPPENED – Leeann Hamilton No doubt you’ve headed over to Leeanns page for a gander at some of her reviews on comics done over the last while.  If you have seen the brilliant little comic started up then you’ll be happy to know the 2nd page is up. Beautifully drawn and rendered it stands […]

NEWS: 2013 Business Awards – Lone Star State Ltd needs votes!

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Since ICN is in the voting mood for the month of October, I thought I’d highlight a brilliant nomination outside of our own awards.  The Donegal based Lone Star State Ltd publishers are up for nomination in the Best Start Up Award 2013 at the Letterkenny Business Awards 2013.  The company has been appearing at […]

ART: Super Inspiration by Anthony O’Neill

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ANTHONY O’NEILL This image was done as a result of all of the inspiration iv been getting from all of the 75th anniversary pics that are floating around at the minute, I was also really interested in just seeing my own superman suit design in action so I figured “why not throw that on there”.  

NEWS: TEDx Dublin Talks through Comics

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TEDx DUBLIN SEPTEMBER 2013 Last weekend saw the TEDx Dublin Talks, and as the talks were conducted Deirdre de Barra and Phil Barrett had the daunting task of keeping pace through comic style interpretations. Although an ambitious project, they both survived and via Deirdres blog they managed to secure some pictures too, a few of […]

UPDATES: Maeve Clancys film on paper

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  MAEVE CLANCY  – SOMERSET COMMISSION 2013   Following on from Maeve Clancys exhibition in paper from the Somerset commission this year, here is a lovely short film outlining the process, materials sourced and then the final results.  the interview within the film was conducted by Liam Geraghty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZexdlCOG81E&sns=em  

EVENT:Launch of ‘The Cream of the Milk’ by Pauline Hall and Alan Nolan

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EVENT: Launch of ‘The Cream of the Milk’ by Pauline Hall and Alan Nolan The Cream of the Milk,  a new A2 size published limited edition full colour broadsheet celebrating thirteen Irish women from Irish history and mythology who were artists, muses, lovers, warriors and outsiders. It contains original clerihews (short, humorous poems) by Pauline […]

REVIEW: Lone Star Soul

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LONE STAR SOUL – BOOK ONE: SOLE INVITATION, created by Peter Campbell is the set up for a Multi-Platform Graphic for the epic story that has yet to follow.  It focuses on ‘LEROY SOULO – as he searches for his lost self … and his Lost Soul’. The description for it is outlined as: ‘LEROY […]

INTERVIEW: Peter Campbell of ‘Lone Star Soul’

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 LONE STAR SOUL by Peter Campbell Lone Star Soul is Peter Campbells first graphic novel and features a heady mix of Sci-Fi and Western styles.  It launched through Lone Star State Ltd  earlier this year and made its debut feature at a comic convention back in June at the 2D Festival.  We catch up with […]

EVENT: Comic Jam Workshop for kids Fri 12th July

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Comic Jam with Philip Barrett, Illustrator Just a heads up for anyone in the Leixlip area or nearby, that Philip Barrett will be conducting a comic jam workshop for 10-16yr olds.  Details from the Leixlip library website are as follows: LEIXLIP LIBRARY Friday 12th July 3.45 – 4.45pm Ages 10 – 16yrs. Calling all storytellers, […]

COMICS: Space Avalanche goes Bats

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Just in case you haven’t been over to http://www.spaceavalanche.com/2012/09/11/the-dark-knight-rises/ it’s worth a visit to check out the efforts of one Batman. Eoin Ryan has a fantastic archive of his online comics to wander through too, so it’s worth having a gander at it between catching some sunshine.  

NEWS: Maeve Clancy – exhibit at Barrington Court

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MAEVE CLANCY EXHIBITION at Barrington Court – UPDATE http://paperatbarrington.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/days-11-14-installation-and-finished-exhibition/ features an amazing blog posting outlining the installation and finished exhibit for the Barrington Court in Somerset. Her paper cutting work is featured as part of the  ‘Make the Most Exhibition’ which will run from September 21st  to October 6th and is a core element of […]

EVENTS: Dublin Zine Fair 17th & 18th August 2013

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DUBLIN ZINE FAIR 17TH & 18TH AUGUST 2013 THE EXCHANGE, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2 12 – 6pm Sarah Bracken of BABY BEEF independent press is running this event which is now in its second year.  As stated on her website, this fair is aimed at : supporting and promoting independent DIY publishing, zines and artist […]

EVENT: Comic Wall on Meath Street by Maeve Clancy

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Maeve Clancy – Comic Wall Just a heads up that if you are in the city centre and close to Christchurch, take a small detour up towards Thomas Street/Meath Street area and catch a glimpse of some fantastic comic art! Maeve Clancy has been busy working away at this street art feature for some time, […]

EVENT: Dublin Zine Fair 17th & 18th August 2013

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DUBLIN ZINE FAIR The Exchange, Temple Bar  17th & 18th August 2013  CALLING FOR TABLE BOOKINGS NOW! For the last 3 years Sarah Bracken (Baby Beef independent art press) has gathered a broad range of artists together and run the Dublin Zine Fair.  It covers a broad spectrum of artistic expressions and is a brilliant […]

EVENTS: Dr.Sketchys Dublin ‘Metropolis’ Sat 27th April

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The lovely gang at Dr.Sketchys are doing a great life drawing class this coming Saturday based on ‘Metropolis’, in

4 Dame Lane, from 5-8pm.

Not a bad way to start your weekend is it?

For more visuals and tasty treats on what is in store visit https://www.facebook.com/events/180205765462642/

Their events normally sell out so booking in advance would be wise.  You can do this through this link:

http://www.drsketchysdublin.com/?merc_news=dr-sketchys-dublin-metropolis-27th-april-2013

If you haven’t managed to get a Dr.Sketchys or don’t know about it be sure to visit their site to see what they’re up to and what they’ve done in the past.  http://www.drsketchysdublin.com/

EVENTS: World Book Night UK & Ireland

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Just a heads up that tonight is all about books…and that of course includes comic books. 2000ADs The Dark Judges will be the first graphic novel to feature in the World Book Night. http://www.2000adonline.com/news/08-11-2012/dredd_joins_world_book_night/ This event which is focused on encouraging people to give books to others that may not regularly read, is taking place […]

EVENTS: Mindpuss Issue 2 Launch Thurs 25th April

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF MINDPUSS 2 THIS COMING WEEK!   Where? The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin. -Thur 25th April -8.30pm onwards -Comic will cost €5   If you are attending the ‘Big Jim’ by Paddy Lynch graphic novel launch this coming Thursday, then you’re in for a double treat as Ronan Kennedy (Mindpuss) will follow […]

NEWS: MINDPUSS 2 release date set for April 2013!

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Mindpuss 2 is the latest comic from small-press cartoonist Ronan Kennedy and in his own words below, it makes for monsterous  reading and is not for the light hearted!  Describing it as his darkest, most visceral publication to date, it consists of four stories: ‘The Watch’, ‘Jerry Hoon & His Raccoon’, ‘Vantwisty’, and ‘Sad Dog  […]

EVENTS: Independents Day 23rd June 2013

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INDEPENDENTS DAY DUBLIN Not long to go before a flurry of activity for more comic cons come up.  This one is happening in June for a change, and that is welcome news…not only because it means Independents Day is ON, but because hopefully it’ll be warm breezes coming through the Co-op instead of a chill. […]

50 Reasons to love Ireland – No.5 IRISH SUPERHEROES!!

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Well begorrah! Would you look at the top 5 in the ’50 reasons to love Ireland’ section of The Irish Times.  It seems that despite the gloom, miserably relentless rain and endless IMF conversations there is a silver lining of hope in the form of the great comics we produce. Phil Barrett, Paddy Lynch, Rob […]

ART: Elida Maiques features in new comic ‘Polen’

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POLEN A new comic is out featuring Elida Maiques,  http://elidamaiques.blogspot.ie/, and she teams up with a number of talents for a beautiful collaboration of creativity. POLEN which is based in Valencia, will be in Spanish but Elida kindly posted up a translated page for ICN as a way of updating us on this very well […]

UPDATES: Artists Alley for AKUMAKON

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Just a quick update on the Artists Alley that will be featured at this years AKUMAKON happening this weekend: Artist’s Alley Line up:  1. Tadhg Tynan 2. GROUP: Sharon Nolan & Chloe Leahy 3. GROUP: Sarah Nolan,Claire Coleman & Opal Rayner 4. Ruth Redmond 5. Ann Marie Burke 6. Una Gallagher  7. Catherine “Katie” O’Kane  […]

ART: Half Past Danger variant cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

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HALF PAST DANGER Stephen Mooney has posted on his blog today that one of his variant covers for the ‘Half Past Danger’ first issue of the book will be Tommy Lee Edwards.  As featured on his blog http://www.halfpastdanger.com/ below is one of the images being released as a teaser on @Tommyleeedwards via twitter. Make sure […]

EVENTS: AKUMAKON 18th – 20th January 2013

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AKUMAKON 18th – 20th January 2013 – NUIG (Galway) Kick starting the New Year with a great event for 2013 is the lovely Akumakon, from the 18th – 20th January.  Lots of artists lined up for it that you’ll be familiar with and that have been featured on ICN.  For a full listing on what […]

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