laydeez first

Laydeez do Comics – Dublin had its first meeting last night, and it was a blast. Our guests – Sarah McIntyreMaeve Clancy, and Alan Nolan – were fun, witty, and full of smart insights and tips about the business of comic books.

We had an attentive audience, and a good question and answer session afterwards. Dublin writer Catie Murphy brought along ginger snap cookies (recipe here), which were a big hit will all the attendees. Lynda and I were touched by Catie’s generosity and thoughtfulness.

Galwegian artist Róisín Curé travelled a long distance for the meeting, and also did the honours of documenting the event through a cartoon. She laboured away for most of the evening, and her results are beautiful.

Lynda and I were blown away by the quality of our guests’ presentations and the knowledge they shared. It was better than either of us could have hoped. It’s a long haul up the stairs to the Odessa Club rooftop bar, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

Afterwards people chatted in the room, and then in the bar. It was lovely to meet new people who are passionate about the vast potential of comic books.

The next meeting is probably going to be in September, and we’ll announce more news about that in the coming weeks.

Thanks to our guests and all who attended!

Sarah, Maeve and Alan