There’s loads of stuff happening on the Irish comics scene in the next couple of months. First off, this Sunday Cliodhna is launching her brand spanking new anthology “I’m Sorry I Can’t Take Your Call Right Now, But I’m Off Saving The World”
The anthology is a charity one in aid of Goal, the Irish NGO, for whom Cliodhna’s dad did a lot of work for. There’s a touching story behind the whole reason for the book’s existence which is duly explained on the book’s site. There are 30 stories from various Irish and international comic artists, including a brand new five pager from yours truly.
Free Irish Comic day is happening the same day as this years 24 Hour Comic Marathon. 18/19th October in the Central Hotel, Exchequer St. Dublin 2. I’ll be there drawing like a maniac while in comic shops countrywide there will Irish produced comics available for free – including not only past issues of Sancho, Mbleh!, Freakshow, and Your Round – Tequila, but a specially produced anthology comic book with another brand new story from myself as well as material from Cliodhna Lyons, Ronan Kennedy, Declan Shalvey, and of course, the mack daddy of irish comics himself, Bob Byrne.
On the day, in the Central Hotel there’ll be a stall with various minis and comics and the like from everyone taking part in the marathon. So loads of stuff for anybody to take a look at even if they’re not drawing.
Pop along if you can.