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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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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 [...]

Wed, 02 December 2015 Lola comes to (un)life

I’m stoked to hear that Ron Salas (who has worked for Image, Marvel, Dark Horse, etc.) is the artist drawing my short comic book script for Wailing Heights, which will be a part of a forthcoming video game from Outsider Games.
I’ve seen the pages, and I’m thrilled that Lola’s origin story has been brought to [...]

recent nominations

I’ve been remiss in mentioning an awards nomination I received while I was travelling last month.
I was pleased that I was selected for the Best Irish Writer Published Outside Ireland Award in the ICN Awards this year. Voting is open and is online.
I’ve also been shortlisted for the Best Irish Writer Award in The Arcade [...]

Fri, 13 November 2015 2015 BCA Award Winners

The 4th Annual British Comic Awards took place at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds as one of the opening night events for the Thought Bubble Festival‘s Comic Con Weekend.
The winners are:

Best Comic – Grey Area: From the City to the Sea by Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing)
Best Book – The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis (Selfmade Hero)
Young People’s Comic Awards – Star [...]

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