Tue, 02 August 2011 Womanthology
I’m sure many of you reading this blog have heard about the Womanthology project: it’s the brainchild of artist Renae De Liz, and is an all-woman anthology comic book that will be published by IDW Publishing this December, with all proceeds going to the charity, Global Giving Foundation. You can read a long interview at [...]
Fri, 21 May 2010 not at Bristol, alas
This weekend the Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo is taking place and I can’t attend, alas.
Luckily, my compatriots in crime, Rob Curley and Stephen Daly, will be at Bristol, giving away preview issues of Róisín Dubh. Drop by the Atomic Diner stand, say hello to them and claim your copy!
As long as the [...]
Thu, 20 May 2010 year’s best
Horror editor Paula Guran has announced the Table of Contents for the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, which is being published by Prime Books in October.
I’m delighted to confirm that my short story “Vic” has been selected for the anthology.
“Vic” was first published in Black Static, issue 10, so a big thank you [...]
Sat, 15 May 2010 ghost runner up
CZP has announced the winner of its Cities of Night photograph contest: the evocative “Dark Passenger” by Ania Bibulowicz. The image was shot in Queens, New York City.
My photo “Soho Ghost” was selected as one of the three runners-up, so I’ll still get a trade paperback of the book.
Plus, author Philip Nutman liked [...]
Thu, 13 May 2010 Irish Free Comic Book Day 2010
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day in Ireland. Free Comic Book Day started in the USA in 2002, and as the name implies, is a day when participating retailers hand out copies of comic books to their customers for free.
Here is the list of shops involved in Irish Free Comic Book Day:
Easons book shop [...]
Mon, 10 May 2010 Soho Ghost finalist
I can now mention that my photograph, entitled “Soho Ghost”, is a top ten finalist in the Cities of Night contest, being run by ChiZine Publications.
The contest was created to celebrate the release of Philip Nutman’s short story collection Cities of Night, and the brief was to supply a subtle, creepy, evocative photo [...]
Sat, 08 May 2010 long live the new flesh
A year and a half ago I started a project to migrate my blog onto Wordpress. This past week I got a tiny gap between projects that allowed me to turn my attention back to it, and the results are now live. I didn’t have much time to dedicate to the re-design, but I’m pleased [...]
Fri, 30 April 2010 The Campaign for Real Fear: the top twenty
Christopher Fowler and I have announced the winning stories in the Campaign for Real Fear. It’s been a great deal of work, but we were determined to select the winners in a timely fashion.
Due to the large number of entries, and the high calibre of the final group of submissions, Chris and I have [...]
Tue, 23 March 2010 a jaunt in the UK
I’m off to Brighton tomorrow morning to attend the World Horror Convention, which should be fun.
I’ll be moderating a panel on Saturday at noon, in the Russell Room, called Femme Fatales: How Can We Get More Women in Horror?, where I’ll be in the distinguished company of Ellen Datlow, Tanith Lee, Allyson Bird, Sarah [...]
Fri, 19 March 2010 Golden Blasters 2010
The Irish national science fiction convention, Octocon (October 16-17), has issued a call for scripts for its inaugural short script competition.
It’s looking for fantasy, science fiction or horror short scripts, less than twenty pages, and in the usual format.
The fees for the competition are on a sliding scale depending on when the script is submitted: