Archive for the ICAW Tag

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Hilary Lawler

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The Tea Brigade are a special breed.  They know when there is free tea anywhere and can flash mob a place to devour the tea in a record breaking 0.5seconds…FACT*.  Imagine if the world stopped having tea…you think Zombies are bad?…nah. (*may not actually be a fact but it can feel that way if you […]

ICAW: Saturday Competition Bob Byrne

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. Today we have the chance for you to win the sketch below by the amazing Bob Byrne.   HOW TO WIN THE ARTWORK Simply answer this question: What is the name […]

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Hilary Lawler

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Great big Happy Birthday to ICN!  :)

ICAW: FRIDAY COMPETITION ORIGINAL THUNDERBOLTS SPLASH PAGE BY DECLAN SHALVEY

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. Today is your chance to win an1x15′ original splash page from Thunderbolts 163.1 (issue where they go to Ireland) drawn by Declan Shalvey. CLICK FOR BIGGER HOW TO WIN THE ARTWORK […]

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Gary Reynolds

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 ‘It’s ICN’s birthday and the party’s been gate crashed by a zombie clown troubled by the eternal debate of ‘Brains’ or ‘Cake’

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Alan Nolan

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COMIC: The Earthbound God Preview

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FROM: http://theearthboundgod.tumblr.com/ antheawest: Second and final part of this preview. Part one can be read here: http://theearthboundgod.tumblr.com/ This is part one of the preview part two can be seen here: Here you go guys, a 13-page preview of my upcoming comicbook: The Earthbound God If you enjoyed what you read and want to see more please consider […]

ICAW DAY FOUR

Gary Reynolds

It’s hard to know what is happening today, it all depends on “things”. But rest assured that we have some great stuff coming your way. Here’s what you have missed so far: WIN ORIGINAL STEPHEN MOONEY ARTWORK PJ HOLDEN’S COMIC CREATOR TIPS EMMET O’NEILL ON THE IRISH COMIC SCENE IRISH COMIC SUGGESTIONS WIN TRANSFORMERS ART […]

ICAW: Our Top 50 Posts From Our First Year

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Have a look at the most clicked on posts from our first year where we published, with this one, 1349 posts to date, had almost 160,000 visits and almost 900 comments. Everyone at ICN would like to express our gratitude to everyone who took the time to visit our site this past year and we hope […]

ICAW: WEDNESDAY’S COMPETITION JUDGE DREDD

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. Today’s Competition is an original PJ HOLDEN Judge Dredd! Pj is currently working hard on this as I type, so here are some in progress pics:   HOW TO WIN THE […]

OUTSIDE VOICES: Abban Dunne’s On The Cheap!

Gary Reynolds

Penetrate the Internet and get Yourself a Professional Portfolio on the Cheap. Introduction Every creative should have a website but there are many factors why people don’t do it. Some people think that they have to pay thousands just to get their work online. While this is true if you want to have a fully […]

ICAW Day Three

Gary Reynolds

Ok, so it’s new comics day. I hope we all know the drill at this point and have picked out at least one Irish Comic to add to our shopping list, right? Anyway, today we have an Original Art competition for the mighty Judge Dredd by the equally mighty PJ Holden! We have a company spotlight […]

ICAW: Irish Company that can help you with your Mailing Lists for FREE

Gary Reynolds

Here’s the deal, I have worked with these guys and they’re extremely professional, friendly and helpful. I think a lot of the comic creators out there would get a huge benefit out of the service they offer. Best of all it’s free for 2500 contacts which should keep the majority of us covered for awhile. […]

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Anthony O’Neill

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So it’s IRISH COMICS NEWS’s birthday huh? Well what better gift than Abandoned Comics very first official patented “NESTOR” birthday card.  Here’s to a crew that does more than enough for all us little upstarts. You guys all do such a good job here, promoting, inspiring, informing, and supporting us. We here at “ABANDONED COMICS” appreciate all of your efforts to no […]

ICAW: Some Suggestions of Irish Comic you should buy PART 2

Gary Reynolds

So you want to support Irish Comics during this intense period of Irish Comic Appreciation Week but not sure what to get? Try some of these fine places online: HOME OF GER HANKEY’S Short Sharp Shocks http://www.shortsharpshockscomic.blogspot.ie/ Pearlmoon is a production company started in 2012 and based in Northern Ireland. http://store.pearlmoonproductions.co.uk HOME OF VANGUARD COMICS http://vanguardcomic.blogspot.ie/ […]

OUTSIDE VOICES: Damien Mulley’s Damage

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DAMAGE: Route around the old grey-haired white men There are three main links you can right click and open in a new tab as you start reading this meandering post. They’re worth it. The first link is to what is now a seminal article by Kevin Kelly called 1000 true fans http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.php where he riffs on the idea […]

ICAW: Stephen Mooney’s From Mainstream to Creator-owned.

Gary Reynolds

It was about this time last year that I decided that the time was right to take a stab at creating something of my own. I’d been working fulltime in comics for about eight years, mostly on licensed properties for IDW, and it had been great. Especially the three years or so working on their […]

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Maeve Clancy

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ICAW: TUESDAY’S COMPETITION TRANSFORMERS ARTWORK

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. Today’s Competition is an original Nick Roche Transformers Sketch!     GO CHECK OUT http://nickroche.blogspot.ie/ FOR MORE NEWS AND ARTWORK FROM THE ICN AWARD WINNING NICK ROCHE!   HOW TO WIN THE ARTWORK […]

ICAW: DAY TWO

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON IRISH COMICS APPRECIATION WEEK CLICK HERE Yesterday was amazing. We had the highest views ever on ICN since we launched a year ago and had a great response on Twitter, facebook and reddit. We have a lot more planned for you over the next week but I really think we could […]

IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Deirdre de Barra

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Kick starting the Birthday Noodle Week this Monday is Deirdre de Barra! “I figure if you need a superhero to fill a cake, Supes would probably be the most accommodating…. He’s just that swell. A big Happy Birthday to ICN and congratulations to the gang who keep it all going from week to week!”

ICAW: PJ Holden’s 10 MUST DO Comic Creator Strategies

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The comics industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And to help you get a leg up from wannabe to professional, I’ve compiled a list of 10 MUST DO strategies:   At a convention, who has time to shower? Make an impression by having some lingering BO. Portfolios are at their most impressive […]

ICAW: MONDAY’S COMPETITION HALF PAST DANGER

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. First up is an original HALF PAST DANGER Variant Cover Artwork (ARTWORK AT BOTTOM OF POST)  from the mighty Stephen Mooney! So What Exactly is Half Past Danger? STEPHEN EXPLAINS: “Well, […]

ICAW: THIS WEEK IS IRISH COMIC APPRECIATION WEEK!!!

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WHAT IS ICAW? To celebrate the first birthday of the site, ICN has decided to launch ICAW, an annual event where fans and creators in the Irish Comic scene make a big push to support, promote and encourage Irish comics and Irish comic Creators. The idea is to spend one week of the year and really make […]

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR DICTATOR!

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NEXT WEEK IS SO AWESOME I HAVE TO GIVE THE WEEKEND TO PREPARE! Next week marks the first birthday of ICN and what a year we’ve had. As any regular visitor to the site can attest to the amazing amount of talent we have in the Country and it is great that we have a […]