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Mon, 27 August 2018 Omagh Comic Fest 2018

I’m really pleased to be invited as a guest to the inaugural Omagh Comic Fest, taking place in the Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square in Omagh on 8 September 2018.
I’ve always been very welcomed at Northern Irish conventions, and I look forward to attending this one and visiting Omagh for the first time.
Plus, I’ll be [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018 Talking comics again on Arena

I’ve been on the RTÉ Radio 1 arts and culture show, Arena, twice recently.
On Monday, 25 June I was discussing the 2000 AD Special Sci-Fi Magazine, and on Monday, 2 July I was reviewing the new Cambridge Companion To The Graphic Novel.
I always enjoy being on Arena, and chatting to presenter Sean Rocks, but I [...]

Wed, 20 June 2018 2000 AD Summer Special is out

The 2000 AD Summer Sci-Fi Special magazine has hit the newsstands, and above is the cover (by Tula Lotay) and the online variant cover (by Emily Zeinner).
There is a huge array of talent in the comic, and you can check out a comprehensive rundown of them all here.
I’ve written a Judge Anderson story called ‘SPA [...]

Thu, 08 March 2018 Interview on The Thin Air

Today I’m interviewed on The Thin Air by Loreana Rushe, where I discuss comics, influences, and in particular my forthcoming work for 2000 AD.

Thu, 08 February 2018 Zarjazzed

In an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that:
this summer’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, which — for the first time in the anthology’s 41-year history — will feature an all-female creative lineup when it’s released in June, from writers and artists to colorists and letterers, working on some of the title’s biggest characters and [...]

Tue, 01 August 2017 Guest of Honour Interview with Claire Wendling

I’m honoured that I’ll be interviewing Artist Guest of Honour, Claire Wendling, at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki.
It will be taking place at noon on Friday, 11 August in Messukeskus, Room 103.
Claire is a French comic book artist, illustrator, and video games concept designer, who started her career by winning the prestigious “Alph-Art avenir” (“future”/young talent) [...]

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.

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