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NEWS: The Cattle Raid of Cooley makes 200 pages!

The Cattle Raid of Cooley page 200

Little bit of self-promotion. It seems like everyone’s doing a Cú Chulainn comic these days, but I’ve been at it for five years, less a month and a bit.  That’s how long it’s been since I started serialising The Cattle Raid of Cooley online, a page a week, every Wednesday (with a few breaks) – […]

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 […]

EVENT: Comic Book and Collectors’ Fair in Belfast on Sunday

Haymarket Arcade Belfast - Comic Book and Collectors' Fayre

This Sunday, 9 December, there’s a Comic Book and Collectors’ Fayre being held in Avalon Arts in the Haymarket Arcade, Royal Avenue, Belfast, from 12 noon to 6.30pm. Confirmed guests include local creators like myself (Paddy Brown) and Andy Luke, and top talent from further afield including Gar Shanley, Paddy Lynch and the Lightning Strike […]

ART: Paddy Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 7 cover drawing

The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 7 cover drawing

As of last week, my ongoing webcomic The Cattle of Raid of Cooley came to the end of Chapter 7. That’s 181 pages, by some distance the longest comic I’ve ever done, and there’s still two, possibly three chapters and an epilogue to come. Like I did at the end of Chapter 6, I’m going […]

EVENTS: TITAN-CON and Magnificient One Day Comic Book Factory!


  Titan-Con begins tomorrow (and is featured in the Culture Night 2012 so is FREE on Friday) and runs for the weekend of 21st September until the 23rd September.  It proves to be an action packed weekend, and this brilliant not-for-profit science fiction and fantasy literature, media and gaming convention in Belfast will feature a […]

ICAW: Our Top 50 Posts From Our First Year


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: Some Suggestions of Irish Comic you should buy PART 1

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: Online Store for Phil Barret and John Robbins Comics Bookstore for Patrick Brown’s Epic Ulster Cycle. Shop for all Uproar Comics titles. […]

WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley hits chapter 7


Paddy Brown’s webcomic The Cattle Raid of Cooley, the award-winning adaptation of the ancient Irish epic, took a bit of a breather for a few weeks when it reached the end of chapter 6. Now it’s back, rested and reinvigorated, ready to launch into chapter 7! The first six chapters are still available to read […]

REVIEW: National Tragedy’s Romantic Mayhem


It is no secret that the heyday of Romance Comics is well past. Romance Comics were one of the core genres in comics that exploded after World War2 inthe US and its popularity was immense right through to he beginning of the industry self imposed Comics Code Authority in 1954. Although the genre continued in […]

UPDATES: Cattle Raid of Cooley Chapter 6 pg28


Paddy Browns The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 28 is now online so make sure click on the link to get all the previous installations of this epic tale.

MEDIA: Andy Luke’s The Invisible Artist

Last year Andy Luke made a documentary about comics in Belfast called The Invisible Artist, for local TV station NVTV. It’s now online!

The Invisible Artist from Northern Visions/NvTv on Vimeo.

INTERVIEW: Paddy Brown on

The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 5 cover detail

Eamonn Mallie is a journalist who runs, a site covering news, current affairs and the arts in Northern Ireland – a site I’ve done an interview for! I spoke to Matthew Symington, one of his contributing writers, mainly about The Cattle Raid of Cooley, earlier in the week and it’s now online, so why […]

EVENT: Andy Luke’s ComicsWest con report


I’ve been meaning to blog about the fantastic ComicsWest convention at NUI Galway since it was held last month, and still haven’t got round to it. In the meantime, Andy Luke has done so on his LiveJournal, and asked me to reblog it here. So here goes… – Photos by Paul O’Mahony from this place […]

ART: Paddy Brown’s Láeg and Cú Chulainn React To ICNA


Paddy Brown has sent on to us the reaction of Láeg and Cú Chulainn of The Cattle Raid of Cooley to winning an ICNA this week. Check it out below.

NEWS: Award Reaction From Some Of The Winners UPDATED


As the dust begins to settle after a hectic couple of weeks of voting, counting and announcing, reactions to the awards from the winners have been coming in. Below, are some of the winners of the 2011 ICN Awards in their own words. Jeff Parker (Marvel Comics writer of Thunderbolts): Thank you very much for this […]

WEBCOMIC: the award winning Cattle Raid of Cooley is back

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 13

After going AWOL for a couple of weeks, The Cattle Raid of Cooley returns with a new instalment. Dubthach’s taunting has done the trick, but the Morrígan hasn’t given up. You might also want to read the interview I’ve done with Dublin underground paper Rabble about the series.  

HISTORY: NutScrewsWashersNBolts online!

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Alan Perry, one of the artists behind early 90s Belfast small press anthology NutScrewsWashersNBolts, which also featured work from Paul McCullough, John Farrelly and others, has made the first three issues available as pdf downloads, and the fourth and final issue is on the way. Issue 1 has a strip by Malachy Coney and Seán […]

WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 12

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 12

They think it’s all over – but Dubthach has other ideas…

WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 11

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 11

The Cattle Raid of Cooley: the fight turns against Cú Chulainn, and Fergus and Dubthach are concerned…    

WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 10

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 6 page 10

Here’s where the Morrígan’s threats start to be put into action…  

WEBCOMIC: New Cattle Raid of Cooley

The Cattle Raid of Cooley chapter 5 concludes today! Click the image to read the whole thing…


WEBCOMIC: New Cattle Raid of Cooley


CLICK IMAGE TO GO TO CONTENT The Cattle Raid of Cooley is Patrick Brown’s adaptation of the Irish Legend Táin Bó Cúailnge



WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO COMICS? I’m Patrick Brown, and I’m a writer-artist. WHAT COMIC ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? The Cattle Raid of Cooley, my ongoing online adaptation of the ancient Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge, which has been running at a page a week since 2008 and is […]

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