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08th Feb 2012

Skip week, and teaser

There’ll be no page of the Cattle Raid this week. Apologies. Put my head down for five minutes after I finished my dinner this evening, and woke up at five to midnight. It’s gotta be spring soon, don’t it? Anyway, here’s a teaser for another project I’m involved in…

romance comic

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24th Jan 2012

The Invisible Artist

The Invisible Artist, a documentary film made by Andy Luke and Carl Boyle for NVTV on the history of comics in Belfast, which I appeared in and helped out on the research for last year, is now online. As well as Andy and myself, there are contributions from Davy Francis, PJ Holden, Stephen Downey, John Farrelly, John Killen of the Linenhall Library, and many others. Go watch, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

The Invisible Artist from Northern Visions/NvTv on Vimeo.

 

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12th Jan 2012

ComicBuzz’s Irish comics review of the year, and Molesworth says farewell to Ronald Searle

ComicBuzz have done a review of 2011 in Irish comics, in which I’m mentioned, in splendid company it must be said. Although they do seem to believe The Cattle Raid of Cooley “looks like it will soon come to its end”, which isn’t the case. I’m probably past the half-way stage, but there’s a way to go yet.

In other news, The Economist run an obituary of the great Ronald Searle, who died just before New Year, written by Molesworth himself.

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19th Nov 2011

Washington Post want webcomics of the year nominations

Michael Cavna at the Washington Post is looking for nominations for the best webcomics of 2011. Please feel free to let him know about my award-winning efforts, and any others you feel deserve it, naturally. My own favourites of 2011 include:

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26th Oct 2011

Skip week, and juvenilia

I’m afraid The Cattle Raid of Cooley is having to miss another week. But to keep you amused in the meantime, I thought I’d share something that’s recently been unearthed. Back at the beginning of the nineties Alan Perry and a few other artists in Belfast produced four issues of an anthology comic called NutScrewsWashers’n’Bolts, and this week Alan has scanned and put the first three online as downloadable pdfs. I had entirely forgotten that I had a couple of strips in issue three.

And here they are. Twenty-one whole years old.

Implausible Tales page 1

Implausible Tales page 2

Implausible Tales page 3

And finally…

Super Flower

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13th Oct 2011

ICN Awards: nominations closed, voting begins!

ICN AWards

Nominations are closed for the inaugural Irish Comic News awards, and voting can now begin in earnest.

I’ve been nominated for Best Self-Published Irish Artist, and The Cattle Raid of Cooley has been nominated for Best Irish Webcomic. Although I contribute to ICN, I didn’t collate the votes and I didn’t nominate myself, so I’m chuffed that someone has. Please vote for whoever and whatever you think deserves it. Voting closes on Friday 28 October.

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08th Oct 2011

Bookshop revamped, and new print comics

The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 3 The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 4 The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 5 The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 3

I’ve revamped the way I sell print comics. I’m now printing them on demand at home, which has some advantages and disadvantages over the way I used to do it. Issues of The Cattle Raid of Cooley in the new style now cost £3.50 plus postage, rather than £2 including postage, but on the plus side they’re printed larger and in colour, meaning you can enjoy them in all their red ink glory. I’ve also taken the opportunity to adjust the design slightly, and draw a new cover for issue 3, the original version of which doesn’t seem to agree with my printer.

If you visit my bookshop page, you’ll see two new issues of The Cattle Raid of Cooley are available exclusively in the new format – as is my full colour kids’ comic Rise at Sundown. Ness is only available in the old format (A5, black and white), and there are still some copies of the first three issues of The Cattle Raid of Cooley in the old format at the old price, as well as in the new format at the new price.

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16th Sep 2011

Warren Ellis’s Three Panels Open

Warren Ellis, renowned comic writer and internet demi-deity, is running a series of three-panel comic strips by guest artists on his blog under the title “Three Panels Open”. PJ Holden‘s already done one, as have a load of other excellent artists – and now I have as well! Click to read my effort

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15th Sep 2011

2011 Irish Comic News awards open for nominations!

Irish Comic News Awards

Irish Comic News announces it’s open for nominations for the 2011 ICN Awards! There are categories for Irish comics and creators in the self-published and mainstream fields, as well as comic shops and websites, so if you feel led, please feel free to nominate me and/or my comics in whatever category you think fit. And any other creators and comics, shops, websites and so on you think deserve it, of course. And if you’re stuck for who to nominate, why not browse the Irish Comics Wiki for ideas?

 

 

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10th Aug 2011

The Cattle Raid of Cooley skip week – for real this time

There really won’t be an instalment of The Cattle Raid of Cooley this week. Too much going on.

Tomorrow evening I’m a guest at Waterstones in the Fairhill Centre in Ballymena for their comic book evening, alongside Andy Luke and Stephen Downey. I’ve been doing a lot of printing in preparation, and I’ve more to do, so I haven’t had any time for drawing. If you’re in the vicinity of Ballymena tomorrow from 7 to 9 in the evening, why not come in and say hello?

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