Will Sliney is the 2013 inductee in the Irish Comic News Hall of Fame. This Cork born and raised creator had his beginnings in the small press on ‘Sleepwalker’ within the pages of FutureQuake and rose all the way to the House of Ideas with the all-female cast of Fearless Defenders at Marvel Comics. A […]
Half Past Danger was this week inducted into the ICNA Hall of Fame becoming the third inductee in this category following on from Bob Byrne’s two books Mister Amperduke in 2011 and Mbleh! last year. This first creator owned book from Stephen Mooney holds a significant position in the annals of Irish comic history as […]
The time is upon us to reveal the winners of the 2013 Irish Comic News Awards. After the public voted in record numbers for this years finalists, we have our winners. Our congratulations to everyone who was nominated and to our winners. So without further ado… your class of 2013! BEST IRISH ARTIST PUBLISHED IN […]
The Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer is awarded every year at the Eisner Awards, and has previously gone to such comics luminaries as Steve Rude, Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith and Gene Ha. This year, Cookstown’s own Bryan Coyle is among the nominees for his graphic novel Babble, written by Lee Robson and published […]
All of us here at ICN HQ would like to thank each and every person who took the time to vote in this years ICNA’s. The vote total was up by nearly 15% on last years total and it played a part in making this years awards the most diverse yet. This wouldn’t be possible […]
Via James Bacon at the Forgotten Pelmet: Gerry Hunt’s latest graphic novel from The O’Brien Press, At War With the Empire (reviewed here), has been nominated for Best Irish-published book at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. You can vote online: polls close on Sunday 18 November.
It’s that time of year once more! The second annual Irish Comic News Awards for 2012 are upon us and before we get the ball rolling, I’m going to lay out the guidelines and rules before preliminary voting begins. Prelim voting will begin next Monday, October 15, for two weeks. The aim of this is […]
Some cool news came across our newsdesk recently and we offer our congratulations to Dublin’s Peter Donnelly and Kilkenny’s Alé Mercado. Read on… Two Irish based illustrators win prestigious children book’s global award There was good news for Irish illustration last week when two members of Illustrators Ireland received a global award for their children’s books. […]
The Observer, Jonathan Cape and Comica announce the Graphic Short Story Prize for 2012. It’s open to anyone resident in the UK or Ireland, and they’re looking for four page stories, which will be judged by writer-artist Hannah Berry (Britten and Brulightly, Adamtine) and comics evangelist and man at the crossroads Paul Gravett, as well as comedian […]
The shortlist for the 2012 Eagle Awards has been announced and voting is now open. With 29 cateogries, there is a diverse range of talent from the past 12 months in the running and there is plenty of Irish representation on the list with nods to Michael Carroll, Declan Shalvey, Rob Curley, STRIP Magazine which […]
The longlist of nominations for the 2012 Eagle Awards have been announced and there is a nice mix of Irish representation featured in several different categories. Voting is open right now with the winner to be announced at the MCM Expo in London in May. Take a look below for the Irish nods on the […]
Paddy Brown has sent on to us the reaction of Láeg and Cú Chulainn of The Cattle Raid of Cooley to winning an ICNA this week. Check it out below.
As the dust begins to settle after a hectic couple of weeks of voting, counting and announcing, reactions to the awards from the winners have been coming in. Below, are some of the winners of the 2011 ICN Awards in their own words. Jeff Parker (Marvel Comics writer of Thunderbolts): Thank you very much for this […]
ICNA Class Of 2011 BEST SELF PUBLISHED IRISH ARTIST (includes pencilers, inkers, colourists) Alan Nolan Alan is the co-creator of the popular Sancho with Ian Whelan. Alan had a breakout 2011 with O’Brien Press with three original books aimed at a younger audience. Death by Chocolate was followed in October by Six Million Ways To […]
BEST SELF PUBLISHED IRISH ARTIST (includes pencilers, inkers, colourists) Alan Nolan BEST SELF PUBLISHED IRISH WRITER Mike Lynch BEST MAINSTREAM PUBLISHED IRISH ARTIST (includes pencilers, inkers, colourists) Nick Roche BEST MAINSTREAM PUBLISHED IRISH WRITER Garth Ennis BEST IRISH WEBCOMIC The Cattle Raid of Cooley BEST IRISH SELF PUBLISHED COMIC League of Volunteers BEST IRISH CREATOR […]