Thu, 07 April 2016 Dual national
I was born in the USA, and when I was three my parents whisked me and my brothers and sister back to Ireland. I don’t have many early memories of America, but I’ve been told I returned to Ireland with a Southern accent (the last place we lived was in Georgia).
My mother was always ‘Mom’, [...]
Thu, 25 February 2016 Dublin Women in Horror Month Event
To celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 Acid Cane Comics are hosting the first comic/live music crossover night which is happening at 7pm tonight at On the Rox.
They’re getting the comic creators and connoisseurs of horror together in an atmosphere of drinks and rock ‘n’ roll.
There will be a comic book launches from [...]
Wed, 24 February 2016 Story in Uncertainties
I’m happy to announce that I have a story called ‘The Light at the Centre’, in the forthcoming anthology, Uncertainties: Twenty-Two Strange Tales, edited by Brian J. Showers for Liberties Press in Ireland.
The book should be on the shelves by the summer.
It’s a pleasure to be in the company of such fine talent from Ireland, [...]
Sun, 21 June 2015 persistence and endurance
It’s the summer solstice, and the weather has proved diffident. But where is it written that on the longest day in Ireland we shall be gifted with sunshine?
An island buffering the Atlantic’s whims is never granted predictability.
Yet, towards the evening the continuous clouds thinned in places so I ventured into the woods, in search [...]
Sun, 09 November 2014 Irish Comics News Awards 2014
The 4th Annual Irish Comic News Awards has opened for voting, and I’ve been nominated in two categories:
Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland
Best Irish Creator Comic Published Outside of Ireland
Both of these nominations are for my work on Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, which I co-wrote with Kim Newman, with art by Tyler Crook, coloured by Dave [...]
Thu, 21 August 2014 Shamrokon schedule
Tomorrow marks the start of Shamrokon in Dublin, the European science fiction convention (Eurocon) which is held in a different country each year.
After all the fun and frolics at Worldcon in London last weekend, I’m approaching this event with anticipation, tempered with a little fatigue.
Here’s my schedule:
Made In Ireland: Fantasy Classics By Irish Authors: [...]
Mon, 03 February 2014 oppression, subtle and not-so-subtle
Here is a fantastic speech by one of Ireland’s best known Drag Queens, Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill), about how subtle, and not-so-subtle, oppression in society is internalised by the victims of oppression.
I particularly resonated with Panti’s description of watching a ‘reasoned debate’ on TV about why you should or should not be entitled to [...]
Tue, 22 October 2013 2D 2013 Video
Here’s a lovely compilation video from the wonderful 2D – Northern Ireland Comics Festival this year, probably the best comic book festival in Ireland when it comes to promotion of Irish talent, the variety of creators, and access for the public.
There are a ton of people interviewed in this video praising the event, including [...]
Fri, 18 October 2013 ICN Awards 2013
The shortlists for the ICN Awards 2013 have been announced, and voting is now open for the next two weeks.
I’ve been nominated in the ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ category, and my fellow nominees are Michael Carroll, Stephen Mooney, Darrin O’Toole, and Richmond Clements.
I’m particularly pleased that Stephen Downey – the artist [...]
Fri, 15 March 2013 Irish Comic Book Month
We’re mid-way through March, and I figured I should mention that this month has been designated Irish Comic Book Month.
You can keep up with what’s going on at Irish Comic News, which is the best web site for news/information/sneak peeks of the work of Irish comic book artists & writers.
Last night, to celebrate Irish [...]