I recently did an interview with Grayhaven Comics, an Amercan Indie Comic publisher. They're curretnly spotlighting independent comic creators and I was very pleased to be interviewed about my work and the Cork comic scene that Im heavily involved in. You can read the interview here:
A big thank you to everyone that made last weekend such a huge success for Comics in Cork. The Cork Sci-Fi Comic launch in the Cork City Library for the Cork World Book Festival was a huge success. Thanks to 2000 AD writers and artists Michael Carroll and Eoin Coveney for their awesome workshops and thanks to Patricia Looney and Eamonn Kirwan of the Cork City Library for giving us the platform to launch the Cork Sci-Fi Comic. Thanks also to The Big Bang and Will Sliney for organising the Cork Comic Expo in Mahon Point. It went incredibly well and we actually sold out of the Cork Sci-Fi Comic at the Expo.
Thanks as well to everyone that picked up my remaining copies of Ghost of Shandon and exclusive Cork Comic Expo prints from Vampire King of Munster.
I will be taking a break from doing commissioned illustration work for the next few months to focus on my second book, The Vampire King of Munster. The process of the book has slowed down because of my hectic schedule. Trying to balance my graphic design job, art workshops and freelance illustrations has proved difficult so Im now focusing on completing Vampire King of Munster for Onstream Publishing. I will be accepting commissions once again after the completion of the book. Thanks for your support!
I will be giving a free Art workshop for kids at next weeks Cork Comic Expo in Mahon Point. Places are limited and must be reserved beforehand. To book a place at the workshop please message William Sliney on Facebook. See you all at the Expo!
Im delighted to be named as a guest at the very first Cork Comic Expo in Mahon Point on Saturday April 25th. The Cork Comic Expo is being run by The Big Bang and Marvel artist Will Sliney. I will have copies of Ghost of Shandon and preview art of Vampire King of Munster available at the Cork Comic Expo. Here is the full guest list:
I recently did an interview with David Ferguson of the Irish Comic News. He is currently interviewing a host of Cork Comic Creators in the lead up to the Cork Comic Expo which is happening in Mahon Point on Saturday April 25th. Check out the interview here:
The Cork Sci-Fi Comic will launch on Friday April 24th. Here is a full list of the local comic creators involved in the Cork Sci-Fi Comic:
Story Editor: Colin O'Mahoney
Writers: Dylan Fitzgerald, Shane Ormond, Niall Best, Sean Creagh, Emmet O'Brien
Art Editor: Alan Corbett
Artists: Eugene Darcy, Kevin Keane, Hayley Mulcahy, Rob Anthony, John Quigley
Cover Art: Damien Duncan
I will be participating in a Comics in Cork panel at this weekends Kaizoku Con in UCC. Kaizoku Con is a Japanese Animation and Comics convention held annually in UCC. The Comics in Cork Panel will run at 4 PM in Boole 3 lecture theatre. All are welcome to attend!
I was asked recently by the Cork County Arts office to do a character design based on a poem by 9 year old Kanturk school pupil named Kyle O'Sullivan. Kyle won a poetry competition that was run by the Cork County Libraries. His poem about a strange Cork animal eating peas and it was selected to be illustrated by myself. I created a character based purely on the words of Kyle's poem. I chose a Heron for the Cork animal because I have often seen Herons on the River Lee and they seem to me, to be an ideal animal that would struggle to eat peas.
I was delighted to be selected as one of Red FM's 'Cork's Local Legends' yesterday evening. Id like to thank Red FM dj Dave McArdle for interviewing me and selecting me as one of Cork's Local Legends. I was absolutely delighted!
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