NEWS: Our Top Posts Of This Past Week

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Here are the top ten most clicked on posts of this past week: 1. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… THE PUBCAST 2. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… HUGO BOYLAN AND KERRIE SMITH 3. FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… JAMES MULHOLLAND 4. INTERVIEW: ALAN NOLAN ON SANCHO 5. NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014 6. EVENT: IRISH COMIC CHAT 7. 2DCAST EPISODE […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… HUGO BOYLAN AND KERRIE SMITH

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Another different kind of 7 questions. I’ve been enjoying the webcomic Superhero Helpdesk so I decided to get the the 2 writers together. It’s 7 questions with Hugo Boylan and Kerrie Smith. What was the first comic work you did that was published? Hugo- The first comic work of mine to be published was the […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… THE PUBCAST

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It’s time for another 7 questions special. This time it is with the always entertaining Pubcast crew. When was the first podcast you did? Wayne: The very first Pubcast, 30 December 2010. Myself and Simon Fitzgerald sitting in Doyle’s Corner waxing lyrical about Babylon 5. Kim: The Pubcast was having their Christmas do. They had […]

2DCAST EPISODE 38

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WE ARE RETURNED. Our long period of hibernation is at an end and we have emerged bleary eyed from our respective caves in order to bring you the usual comics and guff. Normal schedule resumes next week so this is just us talking about a few things including: Moon Knight The Crow WWE Network Godzilla […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoshots #70

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Why not catch up on the most recent episodes: Part #65: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-65/  Part #66: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-66/ Part #67: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-67/ Part #68: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-68/ Part #69: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-69/ Pogoshots will return for volume 2!

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 […]

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… JAMES MULHOLLAND

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Welcome back to 7 questions. One of the reasons I like to do this feature is to shine a light on some new creators and that is the case here. It’s 7 questions with James Mulholland. What was the first comic work you did that was published? It was my first short story idea, a […]

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 […]

EVENT: IRISH COMIC CHAT

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Last March was Irish Comic Book Month. This year, on Saturday March 29th, there will a day long event hosted by the Lightning Strike crew. It will be held in the Rua Red in Tallaght with a host of panels featuring Irish Comic Creators as well as having special announcements and some really cool free […]

NEWS: Abandoned Comics Will Have A Wire & Gas Preview Issue At Ennis Comic Mart Next Week

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Abandoned Comics have said that they will have a special preview issue of their upcoming war comic Wire & Gas for sale at the Ennis Comic Mart taking place next Sunday. Wire & Gas is a World War 1 anthology from Mike Lynch, Aidan Courtney, Martin Greene, James Seymour, Jor Campbell, Mike Ball and Anthony […]

NEWS: Our Top Posts Of This Past Week

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Here are the top ten most clicked on posts of this past week: 1. ART: ROBERT CAREY’S X-MEN 2. WEBCOMICS: Mike Heneghan’s Five Hour Breakfast & Henbra Comics 3. INTRODUCING: Artist Nick Fahey 4. NEWS: Bluewater Announce Release Of Mike Lynch Penned Freddie Mercury Book 5. INTERVIEW: TOMMIE KELLY ON THE HOLY NUMBERS 6. EVENT: Comic & Book Marketing With Michael […]

INTRODUCING: Artist Nick Fahey

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We wanted to shine a spotlight on new artist Nick Fahey who is mostly found over on DeviantArt. Check out a selection of his art below and follow the link to see more.  

NEWS: Collider Film Gets An Emmy Nomination

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The International Digital Emmy Awards take place on April 7th in Cannes, France and up for a nomination is the film Collider which premiered in January based of the graphic novel of the same name. “Irish independent Film and TV company beActive received more good news today, as their movie COLLIDER has been nominated for […]

NEWS: Bluewater Announce Release Of Mike Lynch Penned Freddie Mercury Book

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Bluewater Comics have announced that the Tribute: Freddie Mercury book penned by Clare’s Mike Lynch will be released on April 16th. Artist Manuel Diaz will join Artos writer Lynch on the book who marks this as the second time he will have had a Bluewater release following his  L/Frank Baum last Autumn. The book will […]

WEBCOMICS: Two New James Mulholland Webcomics Now Available

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James Mulholland has pointed us towards his first two webcomics that have now appeared online with a third release planned for later this month. In the summer, after he has about 6-8 stories online, he plans to put them into print as an anthology of short stories. Check out the site here to view the webcomics to […]

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 […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoshots #69

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Why not catch up on the most recent episodes:   Part #64: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-64/   Part #65: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-65/   Part #66: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-66/   Part #67: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-67/ Part #68: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-68/ Next week will be the final episode in volume 1.

ART: ROBERT CAREY’S X-MEN

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Following artists on Twitter and Facebook has the benefit of seeing sketches and pieces from their current or upcoming projects or every so often them doing their takes on characters. Lately, I have been enjoying Robert Carey doing his take on the X-men. You can check them out by following him on Twitter or Facebook […]

COVER ART: Glimmer Man #3

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Luca Pizarri has shown us the first glimpse of the upcoming Glimmer Man #3 cover from Atomic Diner on his Tumblr account. Glimmer Man comes from a plot from Rob Curley and Darrin O’Toole and a script from O’Toole with art by Pizzari. This issue marks the end of the first Glimmer Man arc. Take […]

NEWS: Maura McHugh To Co-Write Mini Series For Dark Horse Within Hellboy Universe

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Maura McHugh this evening revealed that she is to co-writing a five issue mini-series with Kim Newman called Witchfinder which is part of the Hellboy universe and will be published by Dark Horse Comics. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hellboy at Dark Horse. Joining McHugh and Newman on credits will be Tyler Crook and Dave Stewart on art. […]

WEBCOMICS: Mike Heneghan’s Five Hour Breakfast & Henbra Comics

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Toronto based Irish writer Mike Heneghan has two webcomics, one at fivehourbreakfast.com and another at henbracomics.com with three different artists currently running regularly. Five Hour Breakfast is a collection of strips that are usually humorous, in an off-beat and misanthropic way. Some samples of which you can see below: On Henbra Comics, Mike posts wacky, pop-culture oriented strips. Still […]

NEWS: Our Top Posts Of This Past Week

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Here are the top ten most clicked on posts of this past week: 1. COMPETITION: Innocent Tales #2 Giveaway 2. NEWS: CREATOR OWNED DAY WEDNESDAY MARCH 5TH 3. Fundraiser for Andrew Fitzsimmons 4. NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014 5. LINK: A Seven Irish Artist A4 Print Is Up For Grabs On Facebook 6. Hibernia Comics reprints […]

COMICS ON ICN: Pogoshots #68

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Why not catch up on the most recent episodes: Part #63: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-63/ Part #64: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-64/ Part #65: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2013/12/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-65/ Part #66: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-66/ Part #67: http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2014/01/comics-on-icn-pogoshots-67/

LINK: A Seven Irish Artist A4 Print Is Up For Grabs On Facebook

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This sweet competition is currently running over on facebook. From: https://www.facebook.com/tommiekellyartist Paddy’s Day Prints Give Away – win a bumper pack of seven high quality A4 prints from seven Irish artists! To be in with a chance to win this awesome prize, just share this image, along with the hashtag #paddyprints, on your wall by midnight […]

Hibernia Comics reprints The Tower King

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José Ortiz, the fantastic Spanish artist who sadly died the day before Christmas Eve last year, did a lot of work in British comics, in his wonderfully gritty yet atmospheric style (here’s Steve Holland’s obituary of him). in the 80s he had a more or less regular slot in the revived Eagle, even when it […]