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Jennifer Wilde issue 1 on Comixology

24 Jan

Great news, issue 1 of the first volume of Jennifer Wilde, is now on sale at ComiXology.

You know what to do!

Jennifer Wilde on ComiXology

Jennifer Wilde 2 on the shelves

4 May

Look what just arrived in SubCity Comics in Dublin…

Jennifer Wilde 2 on the shelves of SubCity Comics

Yes, Jennifer Wilde issue 2 is now on the shelves and ready to buy.

Here’s a close-up:

Jennifer Wilde 2 on the shelves of SubCity Comics

There are plenty of copies now, get them while you can!

ICN Awards 2011

19 Sep

ICN Awards Nominations Open

Irish Comic News has initiated its inaugrual ICN awards.

For the next two weeks it will be taking nominations for each category of award, which will be followed by a vote on the short-list.

The winners will be announced on ICN and will recieve web badges to show their victory as well as a printable certificate.

Nominations end on September 30th 2011 for comics that were published in 2011 – except for the HALL OF FAME section.

Where, When and Why to buy Jennifer Wilde #1

29 Aug

Jennifer has officially been released into the Wilde* and here’s the Where, When and Why of it:

  • Where: We’ve added a ‘buy’ section to the site, top right, where you can either purchase directly online or peruse the list of comic stores which currently hold #1 in stock.
  • When: You can buy from these stores right now, and keep checking the site for an updated list of retailers.
  • Why: Here’s what early reviewers have to say

 “The book is an intriguing tale with some deft characterisation and gorgeous art from Stephen Downey, and the 1920s setting offers rich, largely untapped setting. This is a great first issue and a title fully deserving wider reading.”   – John Freeman,

This is a well crafted comic from a strong team of writers and artist.  A novel idea forged by both Rob and Maura, with a script that connects and gives confidence so that you know you’re in good hands.  Combine this with the skill of Stephens effortless flowing line work and you get well paced panels amid polished full page spreads awash with tones of grey.” – Hilary Lawyer,

To celebrate the launch, here’s a little behind the scenes look at the different stages Stephen works through to create a panel:

*Apologies for the bad pun.

Issue 1 on sale

5 Aug

Jennifer Wilde 1 on the shelves of Sub City Comics

Jennifer Wilde issue 1 is now on sale in SubCity Comics in Dublin!

It will be available in other venues across Ireland by next week – we’ll keep you updated as they roll out across the country.

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.