I've written a story, drawn by artist Andreas Butzbach, for a new Smash! comic book anthology, which will be published by Rebellion on 10 June 2020.
I interviewed George RR Martin at the GPO in Dublin after he received the An Post Special Recognition Award for his contribution to science fiction and fantasy, which is part of the annual An Post Book Awards.
Up on The Beat there’s a lovely announcement: the reveal of the cover for the trade paperback of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, which is drawn by Mike Mignola. It’s wonderful to have artwork by Mike on the book – it should be out early next year. The announcement is part of the 13 Days of Hellboy festival that Dark Horse Comics is running currently.
It’s Imblog today, the traditional start of Spring in Ireland, and it’s sunny too – a welcome break from the recent fierce squalls. It’s also the start of Women in Horror Recognition Month, which I’ve discussed before on my blog. Two years ago I wrote a piece for the fabulous Bad Reputation web site in which I recommended five women horror novelists. This year they asked me to contribute again, and this time I’ve chosen to highlight the work of women from across the horror media spectrum. It’s a personal pick of women who are doing interesting work in the field, and of course there are so many more. Today…
My first collection, Twisted Fairy Tales, will be released on 1 February, 2013 in the USA. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.com already. I’ve also created an Amazon Author page (a rite-of-passage moment), and I’m on Goodreads too if any of you use that platform. I had a really good time writing this volume. First, I love the stories, and second my team were terrific: my editor Samantha Warrington, our illustrator Jane Laurie, and designer Martin Stiff. Plus, the finished book is beautiful: it’s 144 page large-size hardback. I hope people will enjoy it. The publisher, Barron’s Education Series, has created a Book2Look presentation for the first story (Snow White),…
The second issue of Jennifer Wilde – the comic book I’m writing for Atomic Diner – is on the shelves of SubCity Comics in Dublin. It’s wonderful to have the second issue out. As usual I’m indebted to Stephen Downey, the terrific artist who is bringing Jennifer’s world to life, and to Robert Curley for making the comic book happen. Jennifer Wilde issue 2 should be available from other retailers and the Atomic Diner web site very soon.
The second issue of Róisín Dubh, the comic book series I’ve written for Atomic Diner Comics, is on the shelves of SubCity and Forbidden Planet in Dublin, and is already selling well. The first review of this issue has gone online. It’s written by David O’Leary and can be read on ICN or Comicbuzz (there are some spoilers in the review). Here’s a taster of what he says: Another great issue from Ireland’s leading publisher of indy comics. It really hits all the right notes visually and with its involved, layered story. Thanks to Stephen Byrne for his hard work on the art and lettering in this issue.
I was on the phone with Rob Curley in Dublin when he received delivery of the first issue of Jennifer Wilde to the door of SubCity Comics in Dublin. It was a lovely shared moment, even though I was across the country in Galway. The comic book will be winging its way to other venues in Ireland over the coming week, and will be available for sale via the Atomic Diner web site very soon. My thanks in particular to Stephen Downey, the artist on the project, whose fine artwork brings Jennifer and Oscar’s adventures together to life. I can’t wait to hold a copy of it in my hands.