• GRRM Visits the IFI in Dublin during Worldcon

    George R.R. Martin will be attending a screening of the classic sf film, Forbidden Planet, at the IFI in Dublin in association with Dublin 2019: An Irish WorldCon. I'll be in conversation with him about the film after the screening.

  • Interviewing at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018

    I’ll be conducting Q&As after the screenings of three films at the Galway Film Fleadh this year: Possum Wednesday, 11 July at Pálás Screen 1 – film begins at 22:00 I’ll be chatting to writer/director Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) about his dark debut feature, and its development from short story to screen. Holiday Thursday, 12 July at Pálás Screen 1 – film begins at 20:45 I’ll be discussing this challenging feature film debut by Swedish filmmaker Isabella Eklöf (Notes from Underground). Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Saturday, 14 July at Pálás Screen 1 – film begins at 22:45 I’ll be talking to screenwriter Ed Solomon (Men in Black) about…

  • Interview on The Thin Air

    Today I’m interviewed on The Thin Air by Loreana Rushe, where I discuss comics, influences, and in particular my forthcoming work for 2000 AD.

  • Octocon 2016

    It’s time for Octocon, in the Camden Court Hotel, again! It’s one of my favourite conventions in the calendar. Here’s the schedule of events in which I’ll be participating this year: Saturday, 15 October Space X Time; Plot in Graphic Novels Dave Ferguson, Maura McHugh, Anthea West, Leeann Hamilton, C.E. Murphy, Paul Bolger 11:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats Development in a Static World Maura McHugh, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Michael Carroll, Allen Stroud 12:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats The Arc of Women’s Fandom Fionnuala Murphy, Ruth F. Long, Maura McHugh, Celine Kiernan 14:00, E. Wexford Sunday, 16 October Interview with Guest of Honour, Rhianna Pratchett Rhianna Pratchett, Maura McHugh 15:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats To Every…

  • Tyler’s Sir Edward Grey

    The reviews for issue 1 of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, have been rolling in and so far the team has been delighted with the response from the critics and the fans. I’ll put up a blog post listing them all soon, rather than detailing every single review as it comes in. Although, I will note that the comic got a Pick of the Week from the DC Women Kicking Ass Tumblr, as that’s a site I’ve been following for years, and I’m thrilled our title earned a mention. In the meantime, here’s an interview with me on ComicMonsters.com called Maura McHugh Discusses Witchfinder. Finally, above is a terrific drawing…

  • 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 collapsing a telescope and publication day zooms in! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sir Edward Grey, the protagonist of the Witchfinder series, here’s his entry in the Hellboy Wiki. For the Mignolaverse scholars among you, check out the incredibly detailed and comprehensive Hell Notes column that Mark Tweedale recently dedicated to…

  • I love monsters

    In the recent interview with Comic Book Resources about the Witchfinder comic book I’m co-writing with Kim Newman for Dark Horse Comics I mentioned that I love monsters – the likes of the classic Universal film monsters, or Godzilla, etc. Writing monsters, and seeing an artist bring them to life, is a thrill. I stated that I even had the t-shirt. I wasn’t joking. I decided to take a photo of me in it after that interview. It’s a beloved top. I’ve bought it in Dublin maybe a decade ago, and I have to be careful not to wear it out. The handy thing about monsters is that they don’t…

  • Octocon 2012

    Octocon

    In a few hours I’ll be heading to Dublin for Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction convention. It’s always a fun event and I’m looking forward to meeting people. Here’s my schedule: Saturday, 13 October Noon in the Abbey Room – Brains, Brains and Brains! With Emmet O’Cuanna, Derek Gunn, and Lynn Moran 1pm in the Pavilion Room – Masterclass in Modern Science Fiction. With Peadar Ó Guilín, and Carol Connolly 5pm in the Tivoli Room – Serialisation vs graphic novels. With C.E Murphy, Michael Carroll, Alan Nolan, and Rob Curley Sunday, 14 October Noon in the Tivoli Room – Why so violent? With Oisin McGann, Heather Turnbull, Celine Kiernan,…