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Tue, 27 June 2017 Animate Europe Awards ceremony and exhibition

I’ll be attending, and speaking, at the Animate Europe International Comics Competition 2017 Award Ceremony on 11 July at the Belgium Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, where the overall winner of the competition will be announced.
It’s been a pleasure to serve on this jury and read a wide variety of ideas on how to ‘Re-Animate [...]

Fri, 05 May 2017 Outside anthology

I’m delighted to be part of the Outside comic book anthology, published by Ash Pure Press, which launched today in Topics Berlin in Berlin.

My short story is called ‘Colours’ and is drawn and coloured by British artist John Riordan. Here’s a shot of the first page.

And here’s an image of the Table of Contents page, [...]

Tue, 02 May 2017 The Power of Superheroes

I’ll be part of a panel discussing ‘The Power of Superheroes‘ at the Galway International Arts Festival, at 4pm on 22 July in the O’Donoghue Theatre in NUIG.
My fellow panellists are Barry W Fitzgerald, Author of Secrets of Superhero Science and Comic Artists and Declan Shalvey, an acclaimed comic book artist for Marvel comics (and [...]

Sat, 04 February 2017 Kindred – the graphic novel

I recently appeared on RTÉ Radio 1’s culture and arts show, Arena, in which I gave a brief overview of the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred, the award-winning novel by science fiction legend Octavia E. Butler. The graphic novel is adapted by Damian Duffy (writer) and John Jennings (artist), and published by Abrams ComicArts.

You can [...]

Thu, 17 November 2016 Re-Animate Europe

I’m pleased to say that I’m part of the jury for the 2017 Animate Europe comic book competition, organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

This is the third round of the competition and its theme this time is ‘Re-Animate Europe’.
Here’s what it’s all about:
After many external crises and internal shake-ups, from the migration crisis to [...]

Tue, 24 May 2016 The Image at Hay Festival, Kells

In 2013 the prestigious Hay Festival opened a chapter in the picturesque town of Kells, and the town has been hosting the event annually since then.
This year the Hay Festival, Kells is taking place from 23 – 26 June, and with technology journalist Karlin Lillington I’ve co-curated a stream of programming within the Festival [...]

Wed, 27 April 2016 Wailing Heights is alive!

Wailing Heights, the game developed by Outsider Games, goes live on Steam today at 2pm.
The game is described as ‘A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters.’
I wrote a small comic outlining the back story of one of the characters (the vampire Lola Vita), which was drawn by Ron Salas.

This [...]

Tue, 01 March 2016 Talking Bande Dessinée on Arena

This evening between 7pm – 8pm I’ll have a segment on Arena – RTÉ Radio 1’s Arts & Culture show – to discuss the forthcoming Fête de la Bande Dessinée, the Irish / French Comic Book Festival, which is taking place from 2 -3 March in Dublin.
I’m very much looking forward to this event in [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016 Fête de la Bande Dessinée 2016

I’ll be a guest at the Fête de la Bande Dessinée – Comic Book Festival on 2 March, at the Mart Firestation, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. It’s organised by IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland), Alliance Française de Dublin, and The Comics Lab.
2 March will feature Pulse – Irish Comics Now
Pulse takes a [...]

Sat, 05 December 2015 ICN Award Win

This afternoon I discovered that I won the Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland, in the ICN Awards 2015.
I’m stunned. I had no expectation of winning as it was a strong category with good talent represented.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, as well as the hard-working crew at the good ship ICN, ably [...]

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