Posts Tagged "Ireland"

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 [...]

Wed, 22 June 2011 new Irish Comic Book resource

After the Squarebound event in Dublin last weekend Irish artist Tommie Kelly realised that the Irish comic book scene could use a central resource, and in a splurge of sudden activity has put together a terrific site called Irish Comic News.
It describes itself as “…a website dedicated to the Irish comic Scene. It contains interviews, [...]

Wed, 15 June 2011 bound for Squarebound

This Saturday, 18 June 2011 there is a one-day Irish comic book creators’ convention going on in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin called Squarebound.
The Guest of Honour is Gerry Hunt (In Dublin City, Blood Upon the Rose), and there is a €5 Entrance Fee for the entire day.
Here’s the schedule of events:

10.00 Comic Cast Panel: [...]

Thu, 07 April 2011 FanSciCon 2011

University College Dublin is hosting a new sf/f convention called FanSciCon, which will be taking place all-day on Friday, April 15th.
The convention is free to enter, and the poster gives you an idea of the kinds of events that will be taking place.
Guests listed are: Robert Curley, Stephen Doweny, Alan Nolan, Barry Keegan, Paddy Lynch, [...]

Fri, 01 April 2011 women in comics in UK/Ireland – overview

It’s amusing I’m posting this entry on April 1st…
There are occasions when perhaps it’s best not to promise a blog post on a subject.
Regular readers might remember that in January I commented upon the utter lack of women comic book guests at the forthcoming Kapow! comic book convention in London. This was followed by an [...]

Thu, 31 March 2011 women in comics in UK/Ireland – redux

The promised follow-up to the British women in comics blog post in January. I’ve written an overview of this entry also.
A list of female writers and artists (colourists, inkers, pencilers, etc.) who work in sequential storytelling in the UK and Ireland.
I’ve created a permanent page for this list on my web site – it’s linked [...]

Mon, 07 March 2011 the boy in the bubble

I captured this moment on Grafton Street in Dublin while I was wandering about taking a break from P-Con.
As usual P-Con was a laid-back, enjoyable event, with plenty of good conversation accompanied by the occasional drink. I had a good time on all of my panels – thanks to the smart, funny panellists speaking [...]

Wed, 26 January 2011 Upstart

For those of you not in Ireland we have a general election looming. The country is in “a terrible state o’ chassis”, to quote Captain Boyle in O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock. Part of my job is working with advocacy groups for the Arts in Ireland. In the past year and half Arts organisations [...]

Thu, 25 November 2010 national demonstration on nov 27

A national demonstration, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), as part of its A Better, Fairer Way campaign, is taking place from 12:00 – 15:00 on Saturday, the 27th November in Dublin.
The ICTU invites everyone to join in making the people’s voice heard before Budget day in Ireland.
Assemble at 12 noon, on [...]

Sat, 09 October 2010 two nobles

There are a lot of Holly trees my local woods. Not that you’d notice during the summer, when the other trees flounce about in their finery. Lately, I’ve noticed Holly’s re-emergence as one of the dominant personalities of the woodlands as we spin further into autumn.
The above photograph is of a Holly tree growing [...]

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