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Looking Back on Comics Barcamp 2011

Discussion after the panel on Writer Pitching

The West’s first un-conference focussing on comics business and creative practice was held in Belfast last weekend. ICN ran constant updates in the run-up to the event. Sadly, the event was not supported by the Irish comics publishing and retail community at large. There is conjecture this bodes poorly for the major Irish retailer, The […]

NEWS: Andy Luke through the airwaves

barcamp on followingthenerd

MEDIA ALERT!  Andy Luke is due to appear on Banbridge’s Shine FM this evening to talk about Comics Bar Camp adventure.  The show is (Following the Nerd), a hub for fans of everything nerd where hosts Marc and Phil talk movies, games, tv shows, comics and the paranormal. The show won the 2011 […]



  Here’s the news, Comics BarCamp Belfast is definitely go!!! And set for Saturday – September the 3rd from 9am to 6pm. The venue is Blick Studios, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RY. There may be a pre-planning party the night before too but that has yet to be confirmed. Blick have offered their studio to […]

NEWS: See What Has Been Trending This Past Week On ICN


Here is a breakdown of the top ten posts of the last seven days: 1. ICN EXCLUSIVE: Nestor Page By Anthony O’Neill 2. Emergency Planning Chats: Fri, Sat. Comics Barcamp in Jeopardy 3. INTERVIEW: Brendan McCarthy 4. Barcamp Jeopardy: The Bottom Line 5. Barcamp Jeopardy Day 2: Fantasy Football League 6. ART – Cliodhna Lyons’ […]

EVENT: What is Comic Barcamp?


I awoke in the dead of night to find Andy Luke at the bottom of my bed again. “I’m thinking of arranging a Comics Barcamp”, he whispered. “What’s a Barcamp?” I asked.   He answered: “ describes it as ‘an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open […]


Comics Barcamp Belfast it is hoped will pool the knowledge and share it amongst comics creators and other people with an interest in the industry North and South of Ireland. One aim is to see a follow-up event in the South next year.

I don’t know yet what shape it will take. Will it be a Comics and Animation Barcamp? This might certainly attract more people and ensure funding, but would lose some of the speciality.  People are free to suggest topics and guide topics. Everyone is a guest. Nobody pays, but everyone contributes.

Have a look around – if you’ve not been to a BarCamp before you should probably understand the concept in advance of what you’ll get out of the experience.

Contact details

To join the discussion group request an invitation from

Email queries to [email protected]

Twitter: @comicscampBLFST

Barcamp transparency is being organised by Andy Luke

Event details

When: Quite Possibly 30th September – October 1st 2011

Where: Quite Possibly Blick Studios, Malone Road, Belfast


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