Sunday, September 27, 2009

24 Hr Comics Day

As well as the eponymous endurance test of enthusiasm that is the 24Hr Comic draw-athon itself, this years 24 hr comics day on the 17th and 18th October in the Central Hotel Dublin has a host of other fantastic events.

In a super team-up with the Children's Book Festival there'll be workshops galore including:
  • a free for all mega-huge page comic jam
  • a pop-up book workshop with the multi-talented Maeve Clancey
  • a make your own mini-comic workshop from Bridgeen Gillespie and yours truly
  • a manga drawing workshop from real bona fide Japanese mangaka Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • a hideous beast drawing workshop from illustrator Sarah McIntyre

Those good ol' boys from the Comiccast are doing a round table on getting started and self-publishing in comics.

There'll even be a 24 themed anthology available on the day as well as the usual reading corner featuring the very best in international mini-comics!

Click here for the Facebook group and email to sign up - quick!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Festival

Old mucker Waltzer (initiator and kind host of the Wage Slave archive) put together an excellent zine on the subject of festivals in time for the Electric Picnic earlier this month to which I contributed a 6 page reminiscence. Check out Waltzer's blog for a link to an Issuu version of the zine and behind the scenes photos of its creation. I may make a mini-comic out of my story at some point for the print junkies who fail to get their hands on a copy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pet the Mindpuss

Good old oneiric master Mindpuss has put up one of my notes over on his triffic blog.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Note On

The talented Luke F did me this brillo note last week. I also got to pore over some of his original artwork too - beautiful stuff - this lad is a pro in waiting. Check out Luke's new comic Waiting Room available now from the usual spots in Dublin.

Deirdre kindly put up my Note to Deirdre on her blog and all.