And a Comic Cast in a pear tree!

Just like the Christmas Specials of Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies, families all over Ireland gather around their computers, basking in the warm glow of the screen and the gentle hum of it’s harddrive to listen to the  Comic Cast Christmas Special. And this year we’re decking the halls with boughs of comics with reviews of The Muppet Show: Meet the Muppets by Robert Langridge, Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar/Killian Plunkett, Moronoid #1, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K Dick/Tony Parker and Criminal by Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips. Over the blower we chat to Gareth Lee about the first ever ISA CON 2010 Animation and Games Event at the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot featuring speakers from Rare Ltd. and DreamWorks Animation. Between pulling crackers we’ll be reviewing this seasons biggest movies – Where the Wild Things Are and AVATAR 3D.  We’ll also be offering last minute gift ideas for the comic book / animation enthusiast in your life and if all that wasn’t enough we have a stuffed turkey of all the latest comics news from the new PSP comic reader to the bizarre new Turtles movie – Turtles Forever

Download Show: Comic Cast Christmas Special 2009

Show Links

Comic Reviewed

The Muppet Show by Robert Langridge 

Moronoid #1 (contact Jim Connolly to get a copy of this spiffing comic)

Superman -Red Son by Mark Millar/Killian Plunkett

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K Dick/ Tony Parker

Criminal by Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips

Films Reviewed

Where the Wild Things Are (trailer)

Wild Things by Disney (Pixar’s John Lasseter famously made this CGI test for Disney in 1983)

AVATAR (trailer)


Paddy Brown (are you an independent comics creator who wants to get their comics sold in Belfast? Contact Paddy!)

Turtles Forever (Old Turtles with the new turtles and the comic book turtles and the movie turtles – oh yesssss)

Road Crew (Electric Ladyland out now)

PSP comics reader

Comic Cast Exhibiton on Ebay – COMING SHORTLY

Big Monster Love (Cormac played at our exhibition party and it’s safe to say he’s now one of our favourite Irish acts, check him out)

Lauren Guillery (Lauren also played our exhibition and is also fantastic)

Anam An Amhráin (complete TG4 listings for Cartoon Saloons new series over the xmas)

Gift Ideas

The Secret of Kells (at around €12 in HMV, Dunnes etc, this fantastic DVD is a steal)

Mighty Mugs (drink from the head of Iron Man, Indiana Jones or Luke Skywalker!)

Walt Disney – The Biography by Neal Gabler (available in Chapters, Dublin for a good price)

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by Michael Michaelis

Umbrella Academy Dallas (cracking comic)


Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody (as if you haven’t seen it)

Dublin Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody (IADT did it first apparently)

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2 Comments on “And a Comic Cast in a pear tree!”

  1. Stephen Mooney Says:

    -sniff- it’s a christmas miracle!

  2. Liz Says:

    Happy Christmas Liam & Craig! Wishing the Comic Cast all the best and every success for 2010!

    PS Christmas wishes also to the Comic Cast Robin, he his one snazzy birdie.

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