Archive for the 'Small Press' Category

COVER ART: Big Bastard #2


Check out the cover to one of 2013 buzz books newest issue. Big Bastard from the duo of Danny McColgan and Neill O’Driscoll goes on sale at this weekends MCM event in the RDS. Be sure to stop by the guys table and pick up the next instalment from the Arcade Award winning title.

COVER ART: Tim & Lynn #3 By Scott Cosby


The cover art to Tim & Lynn issue 3 has been revealed by writer Garth Cremona. Cremona will be joined by main artist Wayne Cambronero, Lui and Cosby on the book. The cover by Scott Cosby can be seen below:

COMPETITION: Innocent Tales #2 Giveaway

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ICN is delighted to join up with Green Monkey Comics to give one reader a chance to win a print copy of Innocent Tales #2. To be in with a chance of winning your choice of any one of the three covers below for the issue you just need to answer this question: What real life […]

PREVIEW ART: Alan Corbett and Colin O’Mahoney’s Superhero Story For Turncoat Press


This is the first and  third page in pencils of a seven page comic strip to be published in an upcoming anthology comic by Turncoat Press. The story is superhero themed and written by former ICN contributor Colin O’Mahoney with art by Ghost of Shandon creator Alan Corbett. The new Cork based Turncoat Press title […]

NEWS: Abandoned Comics Announce ‘Salvage’ To Be Released As A Graphic Novel


Mike Lynch of Abandoned Comics announced this evening via facebook that their ‘Salvage’ title will be released as a graphic novel this summer instead of a twp issue mini series as previously stated. Art for the book is from Neil McClements from a story by Lynch and Martin Greene.

NEWS: The O’Brien Press Schedule Alan Nolan’s Fintan’s Fifteen For April


Alan Nolan returns to The O’Brien Press this April with a new all ages graphic novel titled Fintan’s Fifteen. Telling the tale of Ray who is tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terries. Before they become the laughing stock of the leadership, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10′s […]

REVIEW: Anna Fitzpatrick’s Koré


Leeann Hamilton’s review of Anna Fitzpatrick’s Koré first appeared on The Cool Bean here. Koré Review By Leeann Hamilton You might have heard of Anna Fitzpatrick within a few comic circles around Ireland and the UK, mainly for her long-running and gorgeous webcomic Between Worlds which I have linked to on the left hand column. (If you […]

ICN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Tim & Lynne Preview Pages

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Tim and Lynne writer Garth Cremona has given ICN an exclusive look at some interior pages for the upcoming tale of murder and love by artist Wayne Cambronero. “Tim and Lynne is a tale about two serial killers who meet and fall in love in a bloody rampage, the five part series will launch in […]



Gavin McCumiskey has announced on Facebook that more Innocent Tales are on the way in January: Innocent Tales #2 is nearly ready to go to print and will be available in January 2014 – I will update you when I get it back from the printers and how you can get your hands on a […]

NEW COMIC: Michael Graham’s 2 Goal Foley


Written and illustrated by writer and translator  M.J. Graham and illustrated by Griffin Ess comes 2 Goal Foley, a Kickstarter success from Graham, born and raised in Limerick City, he graduated from UL with a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering before emigrating from Limerick to Boston Massachusetts in March 2001. 2 Goal foley is available now […]

INTERIOR ART: Crimson Blade #2 Pencils By Dave O’Sullivan

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Some preview penciled pages from artist Dave O’ Sullivan for the upcoming issue #2 of Rob Curley’s 1790′s adventure series Crimson Blade appeared on the Atomic Diner facebook page yesterday. Take a look below.

INTERIOR ART: The Vampires Of Lower Bennett Street


Back in October we teased an upcoming book called ‘The Vampires of Bennett Street’. It is a new graphic novel that will be coming from writer Mike Lynch and the mighty Joe Campbell at the start of 2014. It will be available on iTunes, Nook, Kindle Fire and Google Books. On Joe’s blog some interior art has shown […]


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Review by David Ferguson Plot: Robert Curley, Darrin O’Toole Script: Darrin O’Toole Art: Luca Pizzari [NOTE: This review will contain SPOILERS for issue one so, if you haven’t read it, you should go buy it (if you haven’t already), read it and then start this review] As with my review of issue one, I will […]

COVER ART: Rírá #5


Coimici Gael will be releasing Irish language anthology Rírá on December 7th in Newsagents and its usual outlets. The fifth issue in the run has its cover designed by Muireann Ní Leathlobhir and Aga Romanska.



Eirtakon is the largest and longest-running anime and manga convention in Ireland, held every year by the DCU Anime & Manga Society. It will be held in the Croke Park Conference Centre this weekend (November 22nd-24th 2013) and there will plenty of Irish creators on hand in Artists Alley including Anthea West, Leeann Hamilton, Ken […]

FIRST LOOK: Art For The Celtic Clan #3

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The Celtic Clan scribe Nigel Flood has given ICN an exclusive first look at the art from the next installment by Frank J. Right. Take a look below at the first few pages of art. When we get word of the issues release we will let you know.    

ART: Some ‘Perceptions’ Art From Ruairi Coleman


We are less than a month out from the release of Innocent Tales #2 from Green Monkey Comics and some art has begun to appear for it. Below is the beginning of Perceptions written by Green Monkey founder Gavin McCumiskey and art by Ruairi Coleman with colour work by Eoin Hurrell.

COVER ART: SIX – A New Green Monkey Comics Production


Gavin McCumiskey has this evening revealed the cover to upcoming comic SIX in production now with Brian Naughton (The God Helmet, Djinn Tales) from Green Monkey Comics. As we get more details on this enticing project, we’ll update.

UPCOMING: James Seymour’s The Fallen Part 1

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Innocent Tales and Wire & Gas cover artist James Seymour has an upcoming  comic book project in 2014 called The Fallen. At the Limerick Comic Mart yesterday, Korea based Seymour had the below poster image promoting the book on display and he aims to have the first part of The Fallen released next year. Take […]



Gavin McCumiskey has blogged about selling his book for the first time at DICE and learning something about the competition. You can read the blog here.



Review by David Ferguson Written by Darrin O’Toole Art by Shawn Langley Variant cover by Stephen Mooney Note: I backed this as a Kickstarter project at a level where I would be drawn in the book. Just in case people might question my review, I think it means I have more investment in it being […]

ICN@DICE: Eoin McCauley Outlines Plans For Company Man At Lightning Strike

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With the positive reaction to the recent release of Company Man #1 from Lightning Strike earlier this summer, editor in chief Eoin McCauley spoke with ICN at this past weekends DICE event to tell us their plans for Company Man from here on out. Initially on sale digitally prior to getting its European print release […]

ADVANCE REVIEW: Big Bastard #1

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  Big Bastard #1  Written by: Danny McColgan Art by: Neil O’Driscoll & Mark McColgan  Blurb: What you have known as myth and legend was real, just not in the way you think. The year is 1899. The place, Ireland. A mystical and destructive shockwave has torn through the country. Strange and dangerous creatures have […]



Review By David Ferguson Written by Glenn Matchett Art by Alan Anguiano This book follows the investigation of a murder at Oxford in the 1980s. The roommate of the girlfriend of the victim, Jenna Wakefield, finds herself being quizzed by fellow student and amateur detective Stephanie Hawkins. Hawkins is a genius but she is bad […]

NEWS: Small Press Releases For DICE


With DICE right around the corner and small press being very well represented this year, there will be a number of books getting a release at the event. Below is a list of what I know to be present but if there is someone who is being left out, please email [email protected] and I will […]