Part 2 of our Wilde Wednesday preview, leading up to the launch of Jennifer Wilde #1.
Page 3 next week…
On the 11th of June Stephen Downey will be signing copies of his Slaughterman’s Creed comic at Forbidden Planet in Belfast.
In case you’re hoping to meet any of the Jennifer Wilde team here are the next events we’re attending:
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.
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!
Here’s a marvellous image of the protagonist of Jennifer Wilde, the 20-year-old French artist Jennifer Chevalier, as she sashays along a boulevard in Paris – unaware of how events will take her life in a totally new direction.
Kudos for Stephen for this fresh and lively piece of art.
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.