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I’ve had some website problems lately. Readers let me know that they could no longer follow links from one page to another on The Cattle Raid of Cooley – I’ve fixed that, it should hopefully work okay now, but if there are still problems let me know and I’ll look into them. The prequel, Ness, was also messed up. It was originally drawn in red, but run in black and white, so I’ve decided to re-run the whole thing in red, rescanned from the original art. Check back every Monday for a new page!
Page first published 15 May 2007. Original comments included.
15th May 2013
The Cattle Raid of Cooley is still on holiday, but the prequel, Ness, is going back to print as my stock is down to single figures. I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a new cover, as the old one isn’t very dramatic. Here it is. Hopefully the new print run will be ready for the 2D comics festival in Derry at the end of the month.
17th Apr 2009
I now have a Bookshop! And as well as The Ulster Cycle: Ness, you can now buy issue 1 of The Cattle Raid of Cooley, collecting the first 24 pages, only £2 plus postage & packing. Follow the link for details.
04th Jan 2009
Delos from webcomic review site ArtPatient has reviewed Ness!
A pretty good review, and has pointed out stuff about the comic that I wasn’t really aware of, which is always a sign someone’s paying attention. Thanks Delos.
03rd Dec 2008
In the wake of the Dublin City Comic Con, Some people have been saying nice things about Ness.
Rich Johnson of Lying in the Gutters , reviewing a selection of comics he picked up at the Con (scroll down to “Comics Irish Style”), describes it as “A wonderful period graphic novel” and “Primitive but gripping”.
My tablemate Tommie Kelly, creator of Road Crew, says “This book screams professionalism and dedication”, and suggests if it was translated into Irish it’d make me a millionaire (possibly overestimating the number of Irish speakers who want to read comics, but there you go).
Meanwhile Rol Hirst, despite having been nowhere near Dublin, describes it as “excellent” and praises the “crisp dialogue that doesn’t get all bogged down trying to sound of-the-era” and the “wonderfully expressive artwork”.