going up north

2-D Comic Book Festival 2011This weekend I’m heading up north to Derry’s 2-D Comic Book Festival. It’s my first time attending, but I’ve heard really positive things about the event, so I’m looking forward it to (but not the 5 1/2 hour bus journey!).

It’s taking place from the Thursday, 2nd June – Saturday, 4th of June, and is completely free.

The Guests of Honour are Mark Chiarello, Mick McMahon and Glen Fabry. The guest list includes both Irish and International comic book writers and artists, including Stephen Downey who is the artist on the other Atomic Diner title I’m writing, Jennifer Wilde.

I’ll be attending from Friday evening just in time to catch the panels that night. I’m bringing copies of issue 1 of Róisín Dubh with me, which will be available to buy all day on Saturday.

The first issue of Róisín Dubh is set in Garvagh, in Co. Derry, so in some ways Róisín will be going home.

There are loads of things going on at the festival, just check out the trailer below: