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.
You can [...]
Mon, 02 February 2015 The Moon Will Look Strange – review
Since February is Women in Horror month, I’ve decided to post the full review I wrote of Lynda E. Rucker’s collection The Moon Will Look Strange (Karōshi Books, 2013). My piece was published in the Green Book journal last year.
I will note that Lynda is a friend of mine, but since my general policy is [...]
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 [...]
Wed, 16 April 2014 MCM Ireland reviewed
My review of MCM Ireland Comic Con went up on the Forbidden Planet International blog today, along with some pictures I took at the event.
You can see all my photos from the con on my Flickr stream, including photos of many of the Irish comic book creators who were at the event.
By the way, have [...]
Tue, 31 December 2013 favourite images of 2013
I take a lot of photos throughout the year, using both my mobile phone and compact camera. So, instead of writing a blog post about what I’ve done or achieved during 2013 (most of which has been reported here already), I thought I’d highlight some of my favourite photographs from 2013. It also inspired me [...]
Tue, 12 October 2010 brains on your tie
I’ve been a fan of Fringe since season 1. It had a shaky start, but I gave it leeway because there is nothing I like better than a television program showcasing capable women, mad scientists and weird events.
From the beginning it was clear the show rotated around the character of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), and [...]