Fri, 14 October 2016 Octocon 2016
It’s time for Octocon, in the Camden Court Hotel, again! It’s one of my favourite conventions in the calendar.
Here’s the schedule of events in which I’ll be participating this year:
Saturday, 15 October
Space X Time; Plot in Graphic Novels
Dave Ferguson, Maura McHugh, Anthea West, Leeann Hamilton, C.E. Murphy, Paul Bolger
11:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats
Development in a Static World
Thu, 19 June 2014 Tyler’s Sir Edward Grey
The reviews for issue 1 of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, have been rolling in and so far the team has been delighted with the response from the critics and the fans.
I’ll put up a blog post listing them all soon, rather than detailing every single review as it comes in. Although, I will note [...]
Tue, 17 June 2014 Background and Review
Tomorrow is publication day for issue 1 of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, and it seems almost unreal.
Publishing can be a strange business: you work on a project for a long time and well ahead of its release into the world, and occasionally it feels like a Sisyphean task.
Suddenly, it feels like someone is [...]
Mon, 10 March 2014 I love monsters
In the recent interview with Comic Book Resources about the Witchfinder comic book I’m co-writing with Kim Newman for Dark Horse Comics I mentioned that I love monsters – the likes of the classic Universal film monsters, or Godzilla, etc. Writing monsters, and seeing an artist bring them to life, is a thrill.
I stated that [...]
Fri, 12 October 2012 Octocon 2012
In a few hours I’ll be heading to Dublin for Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction convention. It’s always a fun event and I’m looking forward to meeting people.
Here’s my schedule:
Saturday, 13 October
Noon in the Abbey Room – Brains, Brains and Brains! With Emmet O’Cuanna, Derek Gunn, and Lynn Moran
1pm in the Pavilion Room – [...]
Thu, 29 September 2011 recent round-up
I’ve been remiss at pointing toward reviews of issue 1 of Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde, the two comic book series I’ve written.
Liam Geraghty and Craig O’Connor, the men behind the Irish comic book podcast, The Comic Cast, gave both issues the thumbs up.
Lee Grice at the British podcast Small Press Big Mouth gave Jennifer [...]
Mon, 27 June 2011 jennifer 1 preview
Here’s page 1 of my next comic book, Jennifer Wilde. Art and lettering are by the talented Stephen Downey. If you hop over to the web site you can see page 2 and 3 as well. It’s a little naughty, but this is the art scene in 1921 in Paris!
Today The Irish Times published an [...]
Thu, 26 May 2011 in the spotlight
The image on the right happened the night after I returned to my hotel room after the ZeBBie Awards in Dublin.
Perhaps there was a version of “I feel pretty” playing in my head, as I don’t get the opportunity to dress up often.
This started as a blurry picture of me without my glasses [...]
Thu, 01 April 2010 horrible happenings
I’m in London at the moment, but I’ll be heading to Heathrow for Eastercon later today.
Some time after 2pm this afternoon I’m back on “Arts Brew” on the Internet Radio Z103, and I’ll be discussing the forthcoming Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, among other things.
World Horror Convention in Brighton last weekend [...]
Thu, 11 March 2010 give us your fear
Chris and I are already receiving submissions for the Campaign for Real Fear, so keep them coming! We say:
“Give us your terror, your fear,Your horrid tales yearning to alarm,The wretched stories of your teeming brain.Send these, the disturbed, nightmare-tossed to us,We lift our laptops to behold their forms!”
With homage to Emma Lazarus and The New [...]