Monthly Archives: January 2012

Joe Campbell’s blog.

Just a quick post to say that Joe Campbell has put up some sketches and pages from his strip that will feature in the Wire and Gas Anthology. If you want to see all of the sketches head over to Joe’s blog to check em out. Joe is currently busy working on The Invisible Man for Accent UK. Looking forward to seeing that book once he has it finished.

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Webcomic for Abandoned Comics

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As most of ye know we are putting together the Abandoned Comics website and I have been thinking about hosting a webcomic on it. So I’m putting out the call now. If there is any creators out there that want to do this here is the email address blackstarcomic@gmail.com.

Update Time

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Just an update on how things are progressing. It’s starting to get hectic here. I have been searching around for printers this week for the Wire and Gas comic which is nearly ready. I’ve also just got the domain name for the website which I hope will be up by the end of next month. We will be also be at the 2D Festival at the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry in June. Had a great time last year and I’m really looking forward to go back.

I’ve been working away over Christmas on getting another comic wrapped up too. I’m working with an American creator Alfred Paige on his Big Dog Ink book PinPoint. PinPoint will be a five issue comic and tells the story of Captain James Washington a sharp shooter that gets caught up in a massive attack on American soil. This will be my first attempt at trying to do an action comic and I must say it has been an interesting challenge. It’s still early days on the project but I will keep ye all up to date on it as the project develops. If ye want to keep up to date with the book as it develops ye can check out the PinPoint Facebook page.

 

I got invited to Epic Con this week. Epic Con is held in NUI Maynooth from the 18th of February to the 20th of February. I’m going to do my best to make it to the event.

One final thing, once I’ve finished writing PinPoint I’m going to start writing the next comic for AC which is a Sci/Fi Horror comic called Salvage. Salvage is based on a story my Martin Greene and he is working on the outline for the book at the minute.

So that’s all the news for now. More news soon.

Mike

BlackStar cover and The Eagle Award Nominations.

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So here it is Ger Hankey’s brilliant cover for BlackStar Book One. It will be a 38 page colour comic featuring art by Dwayne Moloney and Trystan Mitchell. Hopefully this will be all put together over the Summer and we will release it in September. BlackStar is a story that I have been itching to tell since way back before the zero issue of Ri Ra and it’s great to see it happening.

The Eagle Awards long list is up now and myself and Ri Ra Issue Three are on there. Just want to say a huge thanks to everyone that voted for me and Ri Ra. There has been a great turn out by Irish creators on the list. I think it shows how strong Irish comics have become over the past few years and it’s great to be included in such a talented bunch of folk.

If anyone wants to vote for me for Newcomer Writer and Ri Ra for European Comic the link for that is here.

 

Cover for BlackStar

 

So here is the line art for the Black Star comic coming out from Coimici Gael at the end of the Summer. This will be Coimici Gael’s first English language comic. The artist behind this cover is Ger Hankey of Sketch Paddy’s fame.

Here is Ger’s blog for ye to all check out.