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THEM: Final Issue and Collected Edition Now Available

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THE FINAL ISSUE AND COLLECTED VERSION OF THEM IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD. SIMPLY CLICK THE LINK, PAY WHAT YOU WANT AND LET PAYPAL REDIRECT YOU TO THE PDF. After payment, please wait a few moments to be redirected to the PDF. If it fails to redirect please email tommiekellyATgmailDOTcom     Roman, a struggling […]

THE DICTATOR HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

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THE DICTATOR HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! Well not quite. But big changes to ICN are happening. First off, as the headline suggests, I am leaving my ICN Dictator role behind me. I’m not leaving the site entirely but going to be taking a more behind the scenes and advisory role. After two years plus of […]

SWAP MEET PODCAST: DICE SPECIAL

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https://soundcloud.com/swapmeetpodcast/episode-21-dice-special In a maverick move, Niall absconds to Dublin with the recorder to chat with the great and the good of the Irish comics scene at the Dublin International Comic Expo.

5th of OCTOBER COMIC MART

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  This Saturday, October 5th, sees the first anniversary of the Dublin Comic Mart and to celebrate there is 50% off all backissues at the Sub City stand and in store, over 40.000 comics to chose from!

EVENT TOMORROW: Drawn Together: Creating historical graphic novels

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Coolock Library, Thursday 3rd October at 12 noon, Historical graphic novels panel discussion with Gerry Hunt, Paddy Lynch and Rory McConville. How to research and publish an historical graphic novel; 3 creators share their stories. Gerry Hunt is the author and creator of the historical graphic novelsBlood Upon the Rose and At War with the Empire. He worked […]

POGOSHOTS: Pogoroboto Part 46

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pogoshots http://www.twitter.com/stephencoffey Pogoshots by Stephen Coffey. CLICK TO SEE PAST POGOSHOTS

2Dcast Episode 34: DICE to see you, to see you DICE

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How was DICE? What are the best and worst finales of long running TV shows? Is Agents of Shield any cop? Has Breaking Bad ruined TV for us forever? Is Nick Roche now officially the jammiest man alive . All will be revealed in the latest senses shattering episode of the 2dcast.   Reviews: Transformers […]

FUNDIT: Naomi Bolger Art Book!

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http://www.fundit.ie/project/naomi-bolger-art-book My name is Naomi Bolger and I’ve been drawing for years now. It started out as a hobby, which quickly developed into my biggest passion in life. I studied animation for one year and illustration for two years in Ballyfermot College of Education. I’ve done work for various clients involving character design and t-shirt […]

RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL: GET GRAPHIC

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For those  with an interest in creating a graphic novel from the ground up, this talk with Stephen Mooney, Nick Roche and Leeann Hamilton on Friday the 18th of Oct should be well worth your time.

Celtic Knights at The Limerick Comic Mart

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‘The Limerick Comic Mart is coming up and Celtic Knights is going to be there, they’re bringing every issue they have at only €1 per issue. They’ll have prints, and original Art from Celtic Knights Artist Mike Kennedy.  They’re also doing a special giveaway:  if you come to Limerick Comic Mart dressed as one of […]

COMING SOON: ZARA ROGERS

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ZARA ROGERS is a new online adventure comic by Tommie Kelly (THEM, THE HOLY NUMBERS, ROAD CREW) which launches on January 6th 2014. It will update with a new strip Monday to Friday. The website has gone live, which will have behind the scenes material posted over the next few months leading up to the […]

The Pubcast DICE Special

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  The Pubcasters three head to DICE and record a very special Pubcast. Making appearances are John Hendrick, Cormac Hughes, Rob Carey, Ciaran Marcantonio, Tommie Kelly, Darrin O’Toole, Will Sliney, Stephen Mooney and from Marvel C.B. Cebluski. Folks we had so much fun recording this, Its a long one but full of so much Win. […]

FOLLOWING THE NERD’s DICE VIDEO MONTAGE

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DICE was amazing. It truly was. I am quite sure you are going to have to listen to a lot of people talk about it for a good while to come! BUT if you managed to miss the event, the great guys from FOLLOWING THE NERD filmed most of it! So here’s a video montage: […]

ERIC STEPHENSON UNABLE TO APPEAR AT DICE

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BAD NEWS JUST IN FROM THE BIG BANG:   Unfortunately, due to last minute complications, ERIC STEPHENSON won’t be able to attend D.I.C.E. We are incredibly sorry, we know how much many of you were looking forward to meeting him, but Eric has promised to be back for one of our next shows. MORE ON […]

DICE 2013 Small Press Exhibitors

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Big Bang Comics and Dublin International Comics Expo are proud to host the following Small Press Exhibitors in their Artists’ Alley: Adam Murray Ann L Harrison Buttonpress Publications Ciaran Lucas Dannu Mccolgan EdieOP Lightning Strike Comics London Horror Comic Lone Star State Lorraine Scanlon Lowlabs Punt Press Quiet Hell Comics Gavin McCumiskey Robert Carey/Cormac Hughes […]

IMPORTANT AND USEFUL DICE INFORMATION

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TAKEN FROM THE BIG BANG WEEKLY NEWSLETTER. SIGN UP FOR IT HERE! I WANT A PORTFOLIO REVIEW AT D.I.C.E. ITEM. D.I.C.E. and the previous shows we’ve put on have a rich history of getting people work and getting people introduced and networking in the business and this year is no exception. We want to see […]

PJ HOLDEN MANGA STUDIO WEBINAR VIDEO!

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Join PJ Holden in this one-hour webinar as he shows you how to create a dramatic gray wash effect for your digital comic. PJ will provide step by step instructions, including how to make custom textured brushes, so that you can create this technique for yourself. We will finish off the hour with a brief […]

POGOSHOTS: Pogoroboto Part 45

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pogoshots http://www.twitter.com/stephencoffey Pogoshots by Stephen Coffey. CLICK TO SEE PAST POGOSHOTS

beActive announces partnership with Lightning Strike Comics

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  beActive Books, the publishing arm of the Transmedia production company beActive, announces today a partnership with local Dublin based comic book creators and publishers Lightning Strike. Lightning Strike is the brainchild of entrepreneur Eoin McAuley who founded the publishing house in 2011 with the debut anthology ‘Lightning Strike Presents’. The deal will see beActive […]

Teaser image for the upcoming O’Brien Press Graphic Novel by Dave Hendrick & Luca Pizzari

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Teaser image for the upcoming Graphic Novel by Dave Hendrick & Luca Pizzari that’ll be revealed at D.I.C.E. on the 28th of September.

List of Panels for DICE 2013

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Saturday: 11:00 am Breaking Into Comics – Moderated by Declan Shalvey, feat. CB Cebulski, Michael Molcher and Ruth Redmond 12:00 pm The Rise and Rise of Irish Comics – Moderated by Tommie Kelly, feat. Will Sliney, Darrin O’Toole, Stephen Downey, Dave Hendrick and the O’Brien Press. 1:00 pm The Business of Creator Owned Comics – […]

2Dcast Episode 33: MCM Expo you say?

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Marvel is re branding, Lobo is sexy, Didio is cracking up and it looks like there’s a turf war brewing. Tonight on Mc Guyver…Mc Guyver…..Mc Guyver. Actually we do discuss all the above in the episode in a non partisan and adult way. Plus the usual reviews ad factually questionable banter. Reviewed in this episode: […]

CELTIC KNIGHTS cover art

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Young Stephen Coffey send me an email yesterday with the cover art for Celtic Knights issue 4, and the cover art for the collected edition which is coming out in the new year. The Single issues of Celtic Knights in Dublin City Comics and Forbidden Planet Dublin are only €1.50 per copy,  which is great […]

EVENT: MCM BELFAST COMIC CON – KINGS HALL, BELFAST – 7-8 JUNE

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MCM BELFAST COMIC CON – KINGS HALL, BELFAST – 7-8 JUNE MCM Belfast Comic Con To Launch In June 2014 June 2014 will see MCM bring its celebration of sci-fi, games, comics, anime and cosplay to Northern Ireland for the very first time, with the inaugural MCM Belfast Comic Con. The announcement comes hard on […]

POGOSHOTS: Pogoroboto Part 44

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pogoshots http://www.twitter.com/stephencoffey Pogoshots by Stephen Coffey. CLICK TO SEE PAST POGOSHOTS