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07th Dec 2011

Bit of a cock-up on the comic-drawing front

No comic today, sorry. There’s a Black Box Bazaar on Sunday, I need to print some comics to sell and it’s taken most of the evening to get my printer to work. It’s going now, and I’m making the most of it while I can. If you’re in the vicinity of Belfast on the afternoon of Sunday 11 December, and you’re interested in buying some home-made arts and crafts – ideal for Christmas presents – why not come along to the Black Box on Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter and patronise the various stalls?

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15th Jul 2010

The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 3 now available!

I’ve just taken delivery of issue 3 of the print version of The Cattle Raid of Cooley! Check out the bookshop for ordering info. If you’d rather buy it off me face to face, it’ll be available at The Black Panel this Sunday, 18 July, at the Black Books book fair at the Black Box on Hill Street in Belfast, and the following Saturday at Summer Edition in Filmbase in Temple Bar, Dublin.

The Cattle Raid of Cooley issue 3

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13th May 2010

The Black Panel

Over at the Black Panel blog, there’s news of Black Books this Sunday, at which we’ll have Paddy Lynch’s new book and a free preview of Rob Curley & co’s forthcoming horror comic Róisín Dubh on the stall, plus news of 2D and the Point Village Comics Festival, and a link to Andy’s interview with Phil Barrett! Follow the link and read all abaht it!

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14th Apr 2010

Black Books, 18 April

This Sunday is Black Books day at the Black Box on Hill Street, Belfast, and The Black Panel, aka Andy Luke and myself, will once again be selling a selection of comics by the finest writers and artists in Ireland, north and south. We have some new additions to our stock – books by Bridgeen Gillespie, Rob Curley and Gerry Hunt. Click here to find out more!

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20th Mar 2010

Black Books tommorrow

The Black Panel, aka Andy Luke and myself, will be selling our selection of small press comics by Irish artists (north and south) at the Black Books book fair thing at the Black Box tomorrow – and for the first time, we have books by Archie Templar!

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05th Mar 2010

The Black Panel

Black Market March 2010

This Sunday (7 March) is Black Market day at the Black Box, and they now have a Facebook Group. The Black Panel (me and Andy and a selection of small press comics by Irish artists) will be there as usual. We’ve had a restock from Phil Barrett, one of our best sellers, including more copies of the sold out Black Shapes and the new-to-us Matter Summer Special of 2006. Lots of fine work by lots of fine artists from all over Ireland, north and south, for your delectation. Your attendance is hereby requested.

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19th Feb 2010

Black Books this Sunday

For my readers in and around Belfast, don’t forget the Black Panel, Andy’s and my stall selling Irish-produced small press comics, will be at the Black Books book fair this Sunday, at the Black Box on Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter. Here’s Andy’s write-up of the last one on Alltern-8, and a photo of me behind the stall I’ve stolen from said write-up, showing some of the variety of marvellous comics we have on sale.

Black Panel

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05th Feb 2010

Black Market this weekend

Andy and I will once again be running the Black Panel small press comics stall at the Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast (it’s in the Cathedral Quarter – here’s the Google map) on Sunday. As well as our own, we’ll have comics by Patrick Lynch, Philip Barrett, Deirdre de Barra, Hilary Lawler and the rest of the Longstone Comics crowd, the Berserker Comics boys, Stephen Downey, John Robbins, Gar Shanley and Cathal Duggan, Alan Nolan, Deirdre Ruane, Tommie Kelly, Edel Ryder and Gareth Hanrahan, Davy Francis, Aidan Courtney and friends as Gaeilge, Lee Grace and his band of illustrators and graphic designers, and, new to the Black Panel this month, Malachy Coney!  With variety like that there’ll be something to appeal to just about anybody. Hopefully see yez all there then.

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08th Jan 2010

Some news

I’m going to be on the telly! On Tuesday I will be travelling to Glasgow with the League of Just Us, a team of Belfast-based comics folk, to appear on the BBC’s quiz show Eggheads! From left to right: PJ Holden (Judge Dredd, Battlefields); Me; Reggie Chamberlain King (the forthcoming Layer Zero: The Exile); Aidan Largey (Layer Zero: Choices, our reserve); Aimee Durkin (Stephen Downey’s model and girlfriend); and our intrepid leader and team captain Stephen Downey himself (artist of Cancertown, Slaughterman’s Creed and the team drawing; also a man who talks faster than the human mind can comfortably process). Wish us luck!

Then, on Sunday 17 January, I will be stallholding again, selling an ever-growing selection of Irish small press comics at the Black Books book fair, the Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast. Andy and I have decided to call our stall, to tie in with the theme, The Black Panel. Unfortunately Andy will not be able to make it as he’ll be in London to hear Mark Thomas, so the role of glamourous assistant will have to be filled by someone else. More when confirmed.

And finally, someone who has too much time on their hands has rewritten The Big Lebowski in the style of William Shakespeare. As The Knave says of his rug, while playing ninepins:

It was of consequence, I should think; verily, it tied the room together, gather’d its qualities as the sweet lovers’ spring grass doth the morning dew or the rough scythe the first of autumn harvests. It sat between the four sides of the room, making substance of a square, respecting each wall in equal harmony, in geometer’s cap; a great reckoning in a little room. Verily, it transform’d the room from the space between four walls presented, to the harbour of a man’s monarchy.

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09th Dec 2009

Andy Luke’s column on our recent comic-selling adventures

My esteemed colleague Andy Luke, previously of Caption and London Underground Comics and my co-stallholder at Independents Day in Dublin and the Black Market in Belfast, is now blogging at Alltern8, and his first post is about those very experiences, and the DIY comics scene in general. Here’s Andy (left) with Belfast comics elder statesman Davy Francis at the Black Market last Sunday.

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