Archive for the O’Brien Press Tag

ICN@DICE: Queen of Storms Revealed As Dave Hendrick & Luca Pizzari Book From O’Brien

Queen of Storms

At the Rise and Rise of Irish Comics panel at DICE on Saturday, the public finally got to see the unrevealed art from Luca Pizzari from his upcoming collaboration with Dave Hendrick. Titled Queen of Storms and due to be published in 2014 from The O’Brien Press, the book will be focusing on Gráinne Mhaille. […]

NEWS: Mark Mahon launches Freedom Within the Heart at Dublin Castle

Freedom Within the Heart by Mark Mahon and Atlantis Studios

Here’s an interesting one. A while back Irish filmmaker Mark Mahon wrote a screenplay about medieval Irish king Brian Boru called “Freedom Within the Heart“, which won the best unproduced screenplay award at the 2005 Action on Action Film Festival in California. He’s now adapted it as a graphic novel,drawn by Atlantis Studios (who I assume […]

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 […]

NEWS: ‘…And The Blood Flowed Green’ Competition Winners


Following the competition last week where we put 5 copies of Alan Nolan’s new book from O’Brien Press ‘…And The Blood Flowed Green’ up for grabs, the winners have been chosen. Our sincerest thanks go to the fine folk over at O’Brien Press for letting us run this competition. We had another great response to […]

NEWS: Competition Winners For At War With The Empire Graphic Novel From O’Brien Press


Over the last couple of weeks we were running a competition in conjunction with O’Brien Press for Gerry Hunt’s new graphic novel At War With The Empire. We were delighted with the response to the competition and five winners were chosen at random. They will be receiving their books in the post very soon. Winners: […]

REVIEW: At War With The Empire: Ireland’s Fight For Independence


At War With The Empire Written by: Gerry Hunt Art by: Gerry Hunt Colours by: Matthew Griffin Published by: O’Brien Press Cost: €12.99 Book Summery: “The Easter Rising of 1916, with its Proclamation of Independence, lit the spark that would eventually blaze into a full-scale War of Independence in Ireland. Though the 1916 Rising was […]

EVENT: Launch of Gerry Hunt’s Graphic Novel Tues 18th Sept


uesday 18th September starting at 6pm, Forbidden Planet in Dublin will be launching Gerry Hunt’s great new graphic novel for O’Brien Press called  ‘At War with the Empire‘. Guest Speaker will be Will Sliney and those attending will be treated to a preview of some of the work in his forthcoming Cú Chulainn book.  Other […]

REVIEW: Alan Nolan’s Destination Homicide


Creator: Alan Nolan Published by: O’Brien Press Price: €7.99 Book Summery: When Hood City’s superheroes start to turn up dead the city’s worst homicide detectives, Ricky Nixon and Eddie Ribbs, are chosen to head up the case. Along with investigative reporter Abigail Fletcher and their informant, blind bluesman Tonedeaf Roosevelt, Nixon and Ribbs must battle giant albino […]



Last week’s pencils-to-inks posting seemed to go down well, so here’s an udder one. It’s a page from my last O’Brien Press release “Destination: Homicide!”, and shows the progression from blueline pencil to inks. I scan the A4 pencil rough of the page in RGB, and using Photoshop convert the (grey) pencil line to 100% […]



Here’s a sketch/recreation of a favourite childhood memory. Except I only had the one in real life.

COMIC: Phil Barrett’s Where’s Larry? From O’Brien Press Now On Sale


The latest book from O’Brien Press to delve into the Irish comic talent pool has gone on sale. Phil Barrett’s Where’s Larry has landed on shelves and coming in at 32 pages of an Irish ‘Where’s Wally’ themed fun, this is sure to be one book to keep kids of all ages entertained. Book Description: […]

COMPETITION: Will Sliney Is Running Facebook Comp For Cú Chulainn


Will Sliney is currently running a competition for the next few days whereby the winner will be drawn into the final page of the Cú Chulainn graphic novel which goes on sale from O’Brien Press in 2013. See below for the blurb from his page and follow the link to participate. “Competition: Appear in Celtic […]

UPCOMING: Destination Homicide Goes On Sale This Coming Monday


Alan Nolan’s latest book in the superb Murder Can Be Fatal series of graphic novels from O’Brien Press goes to shops this Monday, May 14th. The third of the series that has included Death by Chocolate and Six Million Ways To Die comes in at a hefty 80 pages and will be priced at just […]

Happy St.Patricks Day! – pic by Phil Barrett

Upcoming preview from Phil Barretts 'Where's Larry?' by O'Brien Press

NEWS: Alan Nolan featured in INIS Magazine


Alan Nolan, our Friday Irish Comic Noodler, has a brilliant interview by Bridgeen Gillespie for the INIS Magazine.  Focusing on his success for O’Brien Press with his series of graphic novels for children, Bridgeen goes through the history of Alans association with comics and subsequent leap of faith into the world of childrens books. Alan […]

NEWS: Alan Nolan & Damien Goodfellow Signing In Forbidden Planet This Saturday


In an O’ Brien Press double appearance, Alan Nolan and Damien Goodfellow will be doing a signing in Forbidden Planet Dublin this Saturday at 2pm. Damien Goodfellow will be signing copies of his new Brian Boru book from O’Brien Press and Alan Nolan will be signing copies of his three recent releases in The Big […]

REVIEW: Alan Nolan’s Death By Chocolate


DEATH BY CHOCOLATE Story by: Alan Nolan Art by: Alan Nolan Cover by: Alan Nolan Publisher: O’Brien Press Cover Price: €7.99 Book Summery: Marcel Petit-Pois the famous, but bumbling Swiss detective, and his sidekick Tesla, the second cleverest chimp in Europe, are on a case. The mysterious Chocolatier has committed a series of confectionery-related killings. In […]

NEWS: Alan Nolan’s Death By Chocolate


O’Brien Press have given Alan Nolan’s Death By Chocolate graphic novel an August release date. Priced at just €7.99, it represents another foray into the graphic novel medium for the Irish based publisher following on from the critically acclaimed Blood Upon The Rose from Dublin native Gerry Hunt in 2009. It will be the first […]