Mon, 03 October 2016 Think of A City: we live side by side with the past
Some time ago artist Alison Sampson asked me to be part of her and Ian MacEwan’s on-going project: Think of a City: a mass storytelling project ‘to experience this city of the imagination, told page by page, by storytellers from around the world.’
Artist and writers are matched up and given time slots in which to [...]
Tue, 30 August 2016 Jennifer Wilde – the Computer Game
I’m pleased to announce that Outsider Games is partnering with Irish comic book publisher Atomic Diner and Northern Ireland Screen to adapt the comic book Jennifer Wilde as a Point & Click Adventure game.
I’ll be writing the script for the game, which is based on the original comic book series I wrote for Atomic Diner.
Tue, 24 May 2016 The Image at Hay Festival, Kells
In 2013 the prestigious Hay Festival opened a chapter in the picturesque town of Kells, and the town has been hosting the event annually since then.
This year the Hay Festival, Kells is taking place from 23 – 26 June, and with technology journalist Karlin Lillington I’ve co-curated a stream of programming within the Festival [...]
Thu, 12 May 2016 Tea and Jeopardy
Thanks to the fabulous Emma Newman who invited me recently to appear on an episode of her (and Peter Newman’s) utterly charming podcast, Tea and Jeopardy.
Where you have tea, cake, conversation, and some mild peril.
I started the the wide-ranging chat discussing my vigilant keyboard companion, a colourful statue of Ganesha who watches me write.
Here he [...]
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’, [...]
Mon, 29 February 2016 the lowdown
Thanks to British author Simon Bestwick for asking me to be part of his Lowdown series of artist conversations on his web site.
Since my ego construct occupies my mental headspace most of the time (ah, in dreaming, then it can go all askew), I can become bored with my own musings.
I ponder and [...]
Thu, 01 January 2015 Award, award!
I don’t know how many of you get the Father Ted reference in the headline, but considering my audience I suspect many of you will know to which scene I’m referring.
It’s always encouraging to be shortlisted for an award, but it’s rather nice to win one.
I was recently nominated for Best Irish Writer (comics) in [...]
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 [...]
Fri, 03 October 2014 Think of a City collaboration
Think of a City is a very cool on-going mass storytelling project told page by page by artists and writers from around the world. It’s essentially an exquisite corpse project that’s the brainchild of Alison Sampson and Ian MacEwan.
Here’s a description:
Our project is an opportunity for creators to bring the background to the forefront, [...]
Wed, 24 September 2014 D.I.C.E. 2014
This weekend the third Dublin International Comics Expo (D.I.C.E) is taking place in Pembroke Square, Dundrum Town Centre, Co. Dublin, and I’m delighted to be attending as a guest.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to go to D.I.C.E – I was out of the country for both previous events – so I’m looking forward [...]