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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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 [...]
Thu, 05 March 2015 discussing Trigger Warning
I’ll be discussing Neil Gaiman’s latest short story collection, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, on RTÉ Radio 1’s culture show, Arena, this Monday, 9 March, at some point between 7pm – 8pm.
Thu, 21 November 2013 Off again…
I haven’t even had time to write up about my time at World Fantasy Convention in Brighton (it was big, busy, and fun!), and I’m off again to Leeds this weekend for the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival.
Stephen Downey, the artist on Jennifer Wilde, the comic I write for Atomic Diner, will have a table [...]
Tue, 09 July 2013 latest audio
I had a fabulous time at ArcadeCon this weekend. I’ll do a proper write-up tomorrow when I have the time.
In the meantime I wanted to mention my trip on Friday evening to RTÉ Radio 1 for the broadcast of Arena. I’ve done audio work before – a series of culture discussions for web radio, and [...]
Wed, 03 July 2013 ArcadeCon & Arena
I’m very much looking forward to this weekend in Dublin, where I’ll be one of the special guests at ArcadeCon.
It’s a multi-media convention so there’s a variety of geeky interests for the fans: cosplay workshops, anime, comic book discussions, pop culture exegesis, music, as well as interviews with actors and actresses from genre TV and [...]
Mon, 16 May 2011 dynamic trio
I utterly failed to post images last week, as I promised, so I’m endeavouring to do better this week.
This dynamic trio is Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Hawk Girl, and was a small splurge on my part while I was in Dublin last week. I was smitten with the expression on Hawk Girl’s face in particular. [...]
Thu, 15 April 2010 sun in the sky you know how I feel
I’ve been getting a constant stream of birthday greetings from people via Facebook and Twitter today, and it’s lovely. Thank you all! People might grumble about social media, but it has its good uses too.
I’m just about recovered from my two-week trip with back-to-back convention in the UK. World Horror Convention was probably the highlight [...]
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 [...]