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ON SALE NEXT WEEK: Alan Nolan’s Fintan’s Fifteen


Alan Nolan’s newest work from The O’Brien Press, Fintan’s Fifteen goes on sale this Monday. More of an illustrated novel than an outright graphic novel, Fintan’s Fifteen tells the tale of Ray who is tired of losing every match with his U12 hurling team so he persuades Fintan Heffernan to come back to hurling to […]

NEWS: Dublin Writers Festival To Host Alan Nolan Comic Strip Workshop

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Alan Nolan will be making an appearance at the 2014 Dublin Writers Festival on Saturday May 24th from 2.45 to 4pm and will be doing a comic strip workshop. Entry fee is €3 per child and it will be held at the Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre. “Fancy yourself as a super-sleuth? Are you good at […]



As mentioned in his recent ICN interview, Alan Nolan will be launching a new edition of Sancho — Ireland’s favourite Dublin-based Mexican ex-exorcist-priest-cum-demon-hunter black-horror-comedy comic. The launch will be this weekend at the MCM Ireland Comic Con in the RDS. Previously shortlisted for two prestigious Eagle awards and written and illustrated by Alan Nolan, this […]



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 […]

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: Sancho – The Death & Life of José Maria Garcia


Our next review on ICN comes courtesy of Leeann Hamilton and originally appeared on her site and is of Alan Nolan and Ian Whelan’s Sancho, a fan favourite title of which a new installment is currently in development. _______________________________________________________________________________________ A thing I do remember about my first exposure to the Sancho series was that I found it […]

FEATURE: A Look At Some Of Ireland’s Comics Pre ICN Part 4 of 10


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, […]

ICN EXCLUSIVE: Alan Nolan Talks Up The Return Of Sancho


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


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 […]

REVIEW: 1913 – Larkin’s Labour War


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 […]

UPCOMING: 1913 – Larkin’s Labour War


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 […]

FUNDIT: Alan Nolan’s The Cream of the Milk

creamofmilk   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 […]

Dundalk Book Festival, April 26th and 27th FEATURING IRISH COMIC CREATORS!


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 […]

Irish comic book month: Alan Nolan signing in Sub City


NEWS: Alan Nolan Talks To ICN About New League of Volunteers 3 Issue Arc


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 […]

REPORT: 2012 – The Year Of The Irish Comic Part 3 of 3

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In this final part of ICN’s breakdown of the 2012 comic scene in Ireland, we present the books that made it on sale from September on. Beginning in September we saw a number of books for the first time at the DICE event in Dundrum and it led to a busy end to the year. September DOT […]

REPORT: 2012 – The Year Of The Irish Comic Part 2 of 3


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 […]

REVIEW: Alan Nolan’s …And The Blood Flowed Green


…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 – 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 […]