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30 May

2D Comic Book ConventionMaura McHugh will be joining Stephen Downey at Derry’s 2-D Comic book Festival this weekend.

Alas Robert Curley can’t make it, but he will be attending SquareBound with Maura on Saturday, 18 June in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin.

On the 11th of June Stephen Downey will be signing copies of his Slaughterman’s Creed comic at Forbidden Planet in Belfast.

Then from 1-3 July Robert will be one of the Guests of Honour at ArcadeCon 2011 in Dublin, along with artist Barry Keegan (The League of Volunteers).

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forthcoming conventions

5 May

In case you’re hoping to meet any of the Jennifer Wilde team here are the next events we’re attending:

Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo 2011

Stephen Downey will be at the Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo in the UK promoting his latest title Slaughterman’s Creed, which he co-created with Cy Dethen.  He’ll be participating in a panel called The Task of Blood: Creating Slaughterman’s Creed at 12pm on Sunday, 15 May at the Mercure Hotel.

It will be hosted by Scott Grandison of Comic Book Outsiders, and it will feature Cy, Vicky Stonebridge (colourist), Nic Wilkinson (letterer) and Stephen chatting about making the book.

Stephen will also be attending the 2-D Comic Book Festival in Derry in Northern Ireland, from 2-4 June.

SquareBoundBoth Robert and I will be attending SquareBound, the one-day comic book event taking place on Saturday, 18 June in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin.

There will be an Atomic Diner panel at the event, which will feature writers and artists from the publisher’s range of titles, such as The League of Volunteers, Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde.

We hope to meet some of you at one of these events!

FanSciCon pictures

16 Apr

Rob, Stephen and I only met for the first time at the FanSciCon convention in UCD yesterday, and here’s the photographic evidence.

Rob Maura and Stephen at UCD

There was a good turnout of Irish comic book creators at the event, and from 11am – 1pm there were two panels: Breaking into comics and Collaboration between Writers and Artists.

Rob was on the first panel with Michael Carroll (2000AD), Ian Whelan (Sancho) and Barry Keegan (League of Volunteers).

After a frantic scramble negotiating Dublin’s bewildering road system Stephen arrived for the second panel with Paddy Brown (Cattle Raid of Cooley) from Belfast, and joined me, Hilary Lawler (Super Hilbo) and Alan Nolan (Sancho).

The weather was fantastic, and inside the main hall, in front of a giant screen blaring out Anime clips, Cosplayers duelled with foam rubber ‘light sabers’.

Here’s a second picture of the Jennifer Wilde team, looking a bit more silly.