Writing the Future
I have an essay in the Writing the Future anthology, edited by Dan Coxon and Richard V. Hirst, which is forthcoming from Dead Ink Books in September 2023.
My Heart is Broken
Here is the cover reveal for 'My Heart is Broken' a comic I've written for Opus Comics, based on the Evanescence song, with art by Kelly McKernan.
Story in Judge Dredd Megazine 424
In the 30th Anniversary issue of Judge Dredd Megazine, I've an Anderson: PSI Division story called ‘No Country for Old PSIs’ with art by Steven Austin, colours by Barbara Nosenzo and letters by Simon Bowland.
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.
Interviewing George RR Martin for An Post Special Recognition Award
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.
The Mysteries of Unland TPB Revealed
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.
Women in Horror 2013
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…
Twisted Fairy Tales coming soon
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),…
Jennifer Wilde 2 now available
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.
Róisín Dubh issue 2 is out
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.