With the second issue of Noe: The Savage Boy is on its way, I decided to ask Stephen Downey about his Atomic Diner work from Jennifer Wilde to The Black Scorpion and on to Noe. Starting with Jennifer Wilde, given the setting of the book, it seems like it would involve a lot of research […]
Yesterday we reported on the releases for the first three months of the year. Today we will cover April, May and June. Just as yesterday, whilst every effort was made to include what we knew was released, there may be someone who may have been excluded. If you know of anyone who should be in […]
Rob Curley and Stephen Downey have worked on a 1913 documentary for TG4 doing comic pages for the programme instead of live action reenactments and it is TG4 on tonight at 9:30. Here’s one of the pages which shows Countess Markievicz working in the soups kitchens and a shot of the SS Hare which brought […]
At Octocon today, the creative team and fans of Jennifer Wilde were delighted at the appearance of the first ever Cosplay of Jennifer Chevalier. Hopefully we’ll see more of the same at future events.
This time we have a special 7 questions / WIP combo with artist Stephen Downey. After the 7 questions, there will be a Work In Progress on a Noe: The Savage Boy page. Stephen will be selling copies of Noe and Jennifer Wilde and doing sketches at DICE (details on his site). On to the […]
“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 […]
The creatives behind Northern Ireland’s largest published comicbook are to reunite for their popular comics workshop. Absence creators Andy Luke and Stephen Downey have been invited to host a workshop at the Arts and Disability Forums’s Bounce! festival when it returns to Belfast this weekend. Bounce! offers a selection of punk folk, rock, theatre and cabaret but […]
Review by David Ferguson Written by Karen Mahoney Art by Stephen Downey This is a one-shot which takes place just after the first Jennifer Wilde series. Jennifer has decided that a change of scenary is in order and she, along with Oscar, visit the West of Ireland. This story is different kind of story to […]
The Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People invites you to join in an exciting and innovative creative opportunity in Belfast this summer! With support from Belfast City Council Arts & Heritage Funding, Cinemagic’s “Drawn In” project will teach 30 young people, aged 16-25, the skills required to get started in the competitive comic book industry! […]
Our very own Colin O’Mahoney wrote a post over on Bleedingcool about DICE last night, so rather than just doing a copy and paste, why not go over to BleedingCool and have a look. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/06/30/dice/ What his post doesn’t say is that STEPHEN DOWNEY has been added to the list of guests. In case you […]
Jennifer Wilde #3 (Atomic Diner) by David Ferguson In Paris 1921, Jennifer Chevalier, still reeling from the death of her father, discovers some secrets about him including a connection to Oscar Wilde. When she discovers a locket with his picture and hers, the ghost of Wilde appears and becomes her companion (seeing ghosts has been […]
League of Volunteers Written by: Rob Curley Art by: Barry Keegan, Victor Moya, Rob Carey Published by: Atomic Diner Reviewed by: David Ferguson This is part three of a three part story. In previous issues, a group of Nazi scientists brought Bocanach from the spirit world to do their bidding. He quickly dispatches them and […]
The next few weeks promises to be a busy time for Atomic Diner with 3 expected new arrivals on shelves. Take a look below for the cover art to Roisin Dubh #3, Jennifer Wilde #3 and the first issue of a three issue mini series League of Volunteers: Return of the King #1 of 3.
Jennifer Wilde, Black Scorpion & Noe: The Savage Boy artist Stephen Downey will be doing a signing appearance in Sub City Dublin on Saturday April 20th from 1pm to 3pm. It marks the first Dublin signing appearance for the artist.
http://www.stephendowneygallery.com/2013/02/creator-owned-day-2013.html Stephen Downey is at it again: Creator Owned Day returns Tuesday 5th March 2013! Last year’s challenge saw comic creators writing and drawing up new characters, readers celebrating their favourite creator-owned series and a trending topic on Twitter. A quick recap of the challenge details: Create a sketch of an original character or concept […]
Noe: The Savage Boy Plot: Robert Curley Script: Malachy Coney Art: Stephen Downey Publisher: Atomic Diner Noe: The Savage Boy #1 continues Atomic Diner’s mining of Irish history and legend for tales of adventure of all stripes, from swashbuckling to superheroes.
Atomic Diner will be hosting a launch of their new book Noe The Savage Boy #1 in Forbidden Planet Belfast on Saturday February 9th from 1pm to 3pm. As an incentive o the event it has been noted that there will be a Forbidden Planet Belfast Exclusive Cover to the book made available on the […]
Irish Comicbook artist Stephen Downey (Torchwood/Jennifer Wilde) draws hunky muscly men, and this time they’re not superheroes, but males strippers. Together with comic podcaster Scott Grandison (Comicbook Outsiders), they designed, developed and published Magic Mike: The Moves app through their Outsider Games studio to coincide with Lionsgate’s Home Entertainment release of the Channing Tatum movie. […]
Atomic Diner’s latest projexct has gone on sale this week. Now The Savage Boy #1 plotted by Rob Curley and written by former Top Cow’s The Darkness scribe Mal Coney with art by Stephen Downey. Take a look at the cover art below and the book is currently on sale in Sub City Dublin. BOOK […]
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 […]
It could be just me and I doubt it, but 2012 was an epic year for Irish comics. The amount of content that was published was hereto before unseen and the quality of product was amazing. So to give you an idea of what went on in the Irish comic scene this year I’m going to give […]
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 […]
Here’s the details. go download it and support him. [It's FREE!] Shaking Safari Swings onto iOS and Android Outsider Games is excited to announce their first mobile game, Shaking Safari, is now available on iOS (IPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) and Android (Google Play/Kindle). The animals of Africa are hungry! Help them collect food by swiping it into […]
RiRa publisher Aidan Courtney has named the talent involved in the upcoming fourth issue. Listing an enviable cross section of Ireland best creators that include Bob Byrne, Alan Nolan, Philip Barrett, Maeve Clancy, Mike Lynch, Michael Ball, Alma Ryan, Alan Ryan, Eoin Ryan, Stephen Downey, Elida Maiques, Paddy Lynch, Fintan Taite and Davy Francis. […]