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Reviews: all-ages adventure with Stoat #1

August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stoat #1, Ciarán Marcantonio, Jason Browne, Phil Roe Buttonpress Publications All-ages comics aren’t necessarily all sweetness and light, some, like Stoat, come with quite a dark tone. Buttonpress publications are back with a new hero,...

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Comics: Small Press Day

May 19, 2016 | 1 Comments

Small Press Day is coming on Saturday July 9th at various locations around the UK and Ireland, celebrating the incredibly vibrant and diverse small press scene in these islands (many of which we’ve covered here...

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Thimble #1, Jason Browne and Sarah Roe Buttonpress Publications This is a fun comic! I love Buttonpress and their all ages stories- they’re fun stories aimed at a younger audience and steeped in nice twists...

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Comics: Cork Comic Expo coming

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Will Sliney tweets about a new comics event for Ireland – the Cork Comic Expo. The creator talked to the Irish Examiner about how he had been working with Big Bang and the DICE folk...

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Events: Noe the Savage Boy signing in FP Belfast

November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming up this weekend in Forbidden Planet Belfast on Saturday 15th from 2 to 4pm, there will be a signing session by the creators behind Noe the Savage Boy as the second issue comes out....

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Events: Maura reports on MCM Ireland

April 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

As with the UK, the comics events scene in Ireland has been expanding nicely in recent years. Last weekend the mighty MCM Expo experience arrived in Dublin’s fair city and luckily for us ace writer...

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Reviews: Big Bastard

January 15, 2014 | 1 Comments

Big Bastard issue 1 Written by Danny McColgan with Art by Neil O’Driscoll I was very impressed with this comic. Immediately I am struck by the nice line of the art, this comic is well...

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Reviews: Artos #1 and #2

October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Artos #1 and #2 Mike Lynch, Jason Connors, Phil Roe Buttonpress Publications I’ve talked before about these guys in my review of ‘The Wren’ (see here) – they are a tiny Irish publication company, self...

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Upcoming: Dublin Zine Fair

June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

This August sees the Dublin Zine Fair, which has been going since 2011,  returns on August 17th and 18th at The Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin.  (via Irish Comic News) (a pic from one of the previous...

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Comics: James’ trip to the 2D comic fest

June 7, 2013 | 1 Comments

Now this is a comic convention! Here in Derry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland, I found a terrific convention that takes advantage of its location with a wonderful spirit and atmosphere and a...

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