The fourth part of our feature that shows just come of the comics on the Irish scene from the years before ICN came online showcases At Hell’s Gate. A 2009 release from Dubcity Comics and creator Alan Nolan (not Sancho Nolan – another one!) The setting of the story is based on a true location, […]
Alan Nolan finally confirmed what many fans were longing to hear at Octocon recently when he confirmed that Sancho was making a comeback in 2014. By the time the first issue proper will be published it will have been 6 years since the last new book from creators Nolan and Ian Whelan. ICN caught up […]
While introducing himself at the I Don’t Believe It, But It’s True panel at Octocon today, Alan Nolan dropped the very interesting nugget that more Sancho is on the way. He is hoping to have it ready for Bristol Con in May 2014 with some pages being ready for this year’s Thought Bubble. When asked […]
“My name is David Ferguson and I am a comic book art collecting addict.” “Well done! The first step is admitting you have a problem!” “Who said it was a problem?” So, where does this piece come from? From sketches to commissions to original art pages, I collect the lot and, with DICE 2013 coming […]
EVENT: Launch of ‘The Cream of the Milk’ by Pauline Hall and Alan Nolan The Cream of the Milk, a new A2 size published limited edition full colour broadsheet celebrating thirteen Irish women from Irish history and mythology who were artists, muses, lovers, warriors and outsiders. It contains original clerihews (short, humorous poems) by Pauline […]
1913: Larkin’s Labour War Written & Art by: Gerry Hunt Colours by: Alan Nolan Published by: The O’Brien Press Price: €12.99 Blurb: Low-paid workers – under the leadership of Big Jim Larkin – organised themselves into Unions to insist on better conditions. The business world retaliated by locking them out of their jobs without pay […]
The O’Brien Press have solicited for release in August the latest historical graphic novel from Gerry Hunt in 1913 – Larkin’s Labour War. Set chronologically before Hunt’s two previous graphic novels, Blood Upon The Rose and At War With The Empire, he is joined by award winning creator Alan Nolan (Sancho, Murder Can Be Fatal […]
http://www.fundit.ie/project/the-cream-of-the-milk-broadsheet The Cream of the Milk is a new broadsheet which celebrates thirteen Irishwomen from Irish history and mythology, some of them fair, none of them middling. They are artists, muses, lovers, warriors, outsiders – diverse characters from Nora Barnacle to Lady Jane Wilde. It is published in a limited edition of 250 with […]
Here is the audio from the Dundalk Writer’s Festival Comic Panel with Tommie Kelly, Alan Nolan, Hilary Lawler, Patrick Brown and Robert Curley. The audio is better is some places than others. The audience was about 99% non-comic readers which added a different feel to the talk in a really good way. It was very […]
Tommie Kelly (yup that’s me!), Rob Curley, Paddy Brown, Alan Nolan and Hilary Lawler have been asked to do a panel on Irish comics and graphic Novels as part of the Dundalk Book Festival. The comic panel is on Saturday afternoon (the 27th) and we have room for about 70 people or so. If you […]
A sequel of sorts to 2012’s astonishingly sexy Romantic Mayhem, the National Tragedy team have once again come together and pooled their skills and passion into creating the upcoming COURAGEOUS MAYHEM! COURAGEOUS MAYHEM! is a 68 page comic inspired by the Hotspur, Victor and Warlord boy’s annuals of yesteryear. Harking back to a time when […]
Alan Nolan announced on facebook earlier this week that he would be taking over writing duties for an arc on Atomic Diner’s League of Volunteers. We got a hold of Alan last night to get all the info on the arc and I began by asking him how long the arc is and who will […]
In part two of our report into the comic scene in Ireland in 2012 we start off with May. This month was a busy month for comics with 6 different releases that we’ll highlight below through to August’s books. May A Day In The Life: The Book is a manic, most definitely adult intended book that […]
…And The Blood Flowed Green Created by: Alan Nolan Published by: O’Brien Press Cost: €7.99 Book Summery: Marion ‘Mick’ Mulligan is a failed sci-fi author who dreams of escaping his humdrum life. His dreams become nightmares when he is abducted by extraterrestrials and abandoned on a lawless frontier planet. Together with his alien buddies Crk-Tish-Crrrkkk […]
The latest issue of Rira, the Irish language all ages anthology from Coimici Gael is now ready for download and for sale. Take a look below at Alma Ryan’s cover to the new issue featuring the talents of Bob Byrne, Alan Nolan, Philip Barrett, Maeve Clancy, Alma Ryan, Alan Ryan, Stephen Downey, Elida Maiques, Fintan Taite and Davy […]
OCTOCON 2012 Just a reminder on the event we featured back in the summer about the upcoming Octocon Weekend that is an annual event. For the original posting by Dave O’Leary click here – http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2012/07/press-release-octocon-2012-brings-thew-sci-fi-goodness-this-october/ Guest of Honour – Liz Williams Guests – Aidan Harte, Alan Nolan, Brian J. Showers, C.E. Murphy, Celine Kiernan, Derek […]
VACATION!!…(nearly..) Over the last while the Irish Comic Noodlers has been running each week with a great range of art and doodle work from each of the daily artists. So as Autumn kicks in and schedules get way busier for each of us, The Noodles section for ICN will be taking a long deserved […]
A page from my sketchbook – some early ideas for a new story…
One of my favourites from the pages Starlord and 2000AD. Created by Pat Mills and designed by Kevin O’Neill. B*ll*xed up by me.
Snaggletooth, dressed as Michael Jackson, channeling Norm from Cheers.
RiRa publisher Aidan Courtney has named the talent involved in the upcoming fourth issue. Listing an enviable cross section of Ireland best creators that include Bob Byrne, Alan Nolan, Philip Barrett, Maeve Clancy, Mike Lynch, Michael Ball, Alma Ryan, Alan Ryan, Eoin Ryan, Stephen Downey, Elida Maiques, Paddy Lynch, Fintan Taite and Davy Francis. […]
New Sancho story written and on the drawing board
Don’t bother, Greedo: Han shoots first.