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INTERVIEW: ANTHEA WEST ON HER SKETCHBOOK & MORE

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Anthea West has recently funded a sketchbook to be launched at MCM this weekend. I asked about the Fundit process and what we should expect from the book. I also asked about creating Earthbound God and the future of that world. I want to start with Earthbound God. What was the inspiration behind that book? […]

INTERVIEW: WILL SLINEY ON SPIDER-MAN 2099

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Will Sliney has had a lot of Spider-man news of late. He drew an issue of Superior Team-Up and it was announced that he’d be doing a story in the final issue of Superior Spider-man which was big news but there was bigger still. He is going to be series artist on a new Spider-man […]

INTERVIEW: ALAN NOLAN ON SANCHO

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With his announcement at Octocon at the end of 2013 that more Sancho was on the way, I wanted to talk to Alan Nolan about the series beginnings and what to expect from the new book. There is an abundance of Irish comics being published now but it was a very different story when you […]

Ian Knox Interviews

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Hidden away in the pages of the Belfast-based Irish News is one of the last great political cartoonists and caricaturists, Ian Knox. Fresh from his retrospective exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre, Ian does a short interview with Barry McCaffery of The Detail on his career in architecture, animation, comics and finally political cartooning, and […]

INTERVIEW: TOMMIE KELLY ON THE HOLY NUMBERS

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The final issue of the Holy Numbers is now available on ComiXology. I thought I’d talk about to creator Tommie Kelly about the book. My friend had been looking for a book on Scientology and couldn’t find anything so I recommended the book to him (which he enjoyed immensely). I know there are parallels to […]

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN DOWNEY ON HIS ATOMIC DINER WORK

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With the second issue of Noe: The Savage Boy is on its way, I decided to ask Stephen Downey about his Atomic Diner work from Jennifer Wilde to The Black Scorpion and on to Noe. Starting with Jennifer Wilde, given the setting of the book, it seems like it would involve a lot of research […]

INTERVIEW: THE UPROAR TEAM ON LEAP AND MORE

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With the release of Leap (I’ve read it and highly recommend it), I reached out to the Uproar team to ask about the book, their online presence and what other plans they have for 2014. Thanks to Danny McLaughlin and Heather Taylor for their answers. Uproar Comics is mainly known for Zombie Hi and historical […]

INTERVIEW: NICK ROCHE ON DEATH’S HEAD II

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With his first Marvel work due to hit stands next week, I chatted with Nick Roche about landing his dream gig and what we should expect from the book. Nick happily supplied some art including a fan comic he did (I am not allowed say when). From the panel at DICE, where it was it […]

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN COFFEY ON THE SOCIETY FOR THE REMARKABLE SUICIDE

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Stephen Coffey has recently started posting his work, including The Society, online for people to read for free. Being a fan of the somewhat controversial series, I decided to ask him about the book, posting it online and the future of the series. I love the title (it made me pick up the book) but […]

INTERVIEW: Danny McLaughlin Talks With Shelley Culbertson

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ICN is pleased to present an interview that Uproar Comics Danny McLaughlin gave to Shelley Culbertson of the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster. Shelley very kindly gave us permission to run this interview. Shelly Culbertson: What is your favourite comic book and why? Danny McLaughlin: For some comic book fans, this […]

INTERVIEW: RUTH REDMOND ON COLOURING, DARK ANGEL & MORE

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On the heels of the release of her first Marvel work, I ask Ruth Redmond about working on the book, the mysterious (to me) world of colouring and what’s coming next from her. I’ve only begun to really notice the impact of colouring in the last year or so with the work of people like […]

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN MOONEY ON THE HALF PAST DANGER HARDCOVER

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With the eminent release of the Half Past Danger hardcover, I decided to chat to Stephen Mooney about what we should expect from it and about his journey from the original idea up to its release. I’ve attended a few panels where you’ve mentioned wanting a hardcover. How does it feel to finally have it […]

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL CARROLL ON JENNIFER BLOOD

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I have recently gotten into Michael Carroll’s run on Jennifer Blood so I decided to interview him about it. While I was preparing the questions, I discovered that the series is ending with issue 36 so the interview became a bit of an overview of his run. Some parts of the story are discussed but […]

INTERVIEW: WILL SLINEY ON HIS WORK AT MARVEL & MORE

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Will Sliney is, along with a number of Irish creators, a part of the Marvel UK relaunch (the first book hit stands this week). I asked him about his book The Knights of Pendragon (out January 29th) as well as his other Marvel work and more. You have Revolutionary War: Knights of the Pendragon coming […]

INTERVIEW: DECLAN SHALVEY ON MOON KNIGHT

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Marvel has been luring me back to their books lately with their emphasis on creative teams coming up with interesting takes on their characters. They couldn’t have come up with a more tempting lure with their announcement of the Moon Knight team of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire. I had to ask Declan […]

INTERVIEW: LEEANN HAMILTON ON THINGS HAPPENED

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Lately I’ve been getting in the world of webcomics more. Among the ones I have been enjoying is Leeann Hamilton’s Things Happened so I thought I’d ask her about it. What made you decide to do a webcomic? How does it change/influence your creative process? A webcomic gives me a more frequent and international platform, […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Jason Connor Talks Artos, The Wren, Crossovers and Collaboration

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Button Press book Artos issue two is out now since DICE in September and it heralds the first inter company crossover between flagship book The Wren and Mike Lynch penned spin off title Artos. As well as the crossover, Land of Button Press head Jason Connor spoke with ICN about The Wren and the growth […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ciaran Lucas Talks Colouring, MacGyver, Angel And More

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Ciaran Lucas is a colourist based in Dublin who is perhaps best known for his work in the US at Image Comics with the books MacGyver and Reed Gunther and Angel at IDW. ICN caught up with Ciaran to find out how he managed to get work stateside and how as a colourist he plies […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Danny McColgan and Neil O’Driscoll Talk Big Bastard

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Big Bastard was teased at Dublin Comic Con in August with a teaser issue and got its launch at DICE at the end of September. At the event writer Danny McColgan and artist Neil O’Driscoll were very kind in sitting down with ICN to discuss how the book came about. Danny began by telling me […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Barry Quinn Talks To ICN About New Graphic Novel Island

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Earlier this week we posted the cover art to a graphic novel that first came to our attention during last weekends DICE event in Dundrum. Island by Barry Quinn made an impression on those who came across Barry on the convention floor and with the book now available for order, ICN caught up with Barry […]

ICN EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Chief Talent Scout CB Cebulski Talks To ICN About DICE & Portfolio Reviews

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One of the biggest draws for many creators at last weekends DICE event was of course the chance to have a portfolio review with Marvel talent scout CB Cebulski. Cebulski who holds the title of Senior Vice President of Creative & Creator Development at Marvel Comics had a constant line of artists at his table […]

ICN@DICE: Darrin O’Toole Talks Exclusively To ICN About ‘Trace’

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At Saturday mornings panel on The Rise and Rise of Irish Comics, Darrin O’Toole spoke briefly about his upcoming book ‘Trace’. Trace will be a 100 page graphic novel that will broach the subject of a series of women that went missing famously in the 1990′s in Ireland. After the panel I caught with Darrin […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Andy Kavanagh and Saoirse Ní Chiaragáin

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Having started on ICN about a month ago, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to interview someone. I’ve had practice with ‘Ferguson’s 7 Questions With…’ (more to come hopefully), but this was my first proper, interactive, full length type thing. My first victims are writer Andy Kavanagh and artist […]

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Tommie Kelly Talks Up ‘Them’

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I’m joined this evening by ICN chief Tommie Kelly to talk about his new book Them which recently launched. Them is the next significant project for Tommie after the critical acclaim The Holy Numbers received during its run. Read on as Tommie tells how the book came to be and reveals how this newest project […]