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Shalvey / Mooney : TALK

November 28, 2012

This week Declan Shalvey (Thunderbolts, 28 Days Later, Northlanders) and Stephen Mooney (Angel, Half Past Danger) sit down for a frank, honest discussion about the comic book industry. They shed light on everything from how social media benefits comic book artists to the changes they’ve witnessed in the emerging comic book scene in Ireland.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 28/11/12

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The Amazing Spider-Man: REVIEWED

July 1, 2012

Was a Spidey reboot really worth the effort? Is it just too soon? Does the suit fit Andrew Garfield better than Tobey Maguire!? The Comic Cast answers all these questions and more in our epic review of The Amazing Spider-Man 3D which we saw this week. Also on this delicious bonus podcast we talk with cartoonist Paddy Lynch about Stray Lines – a comic book anthology featuring new work from Philip Barrett, Barry Hughes, Gus Hughes, Chris Judge & Andrew Judge as well as Lynch himself and how you can help fund the project and get killer rewards on Fund it. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 30/06/12

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2D, or not 2D

June 1, 2010

2D, or not 2D? That is the question. Or is the question ‘Would Shakespeare be happy with the Comic Cast using a line from Hamlet as a pun on the 2D Festival?’ Who knows? What we do know though, is that on this show we talk to the 2D Festival organiser and Verbal Arts Centre artist-in-residence David Campbell about this years 2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival which takes place this Fri, Sat and Sunday in Derry.  We review Secret Avengers #1 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, Avengers #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., The Chill by Jason Starr and Mick  Bertilorenzi and Low Moon by Jason. We also give our thoughts on the Free Irish Comic Day preview of Atomic Diners’ forthcoming comic Róisín Dubh by Rob Curley, Maura McHugh and Stephen Daly.  We also talk to Hilary Lawlor about the Point Village Comic Festival 2010 to be held at the newly opened Point Village Market on Sat 12th June.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 01/06/10

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*Due to technical difficulties out of our control, the audio of both the interviews on this podcast are sub-standard. We feel they are still listenable and recommend you turn up the sound while the interviews are on or listen to them using headphones for best listening quality. Apologies. Won’t happen again.


Live from BCFE Animation Graduate Showcase at the IFI

May 27, 2010

With four of its former animation students nominated for Academy Awards earlier this year, the spotlight is firmly fixed on  Ballyfermot College of Further Education.  This week the colleges current animation graduates held their Animation Graduate Showcase 2010 in the Irish Film Institute and the Comic Cast was there to report on the event. We talk to students Nicola Hyland, Ray Johnson and Leo Crowley as well as Gareth lee, the head of the animation degree course. We also meet up with storyboard artist Stephen Byrne who graduated from the college last year to see the life of a graduate one year on. Enjoy!

Download Show: The Comic Cast BCFE Animation Special

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The above image is from Aoife Doyle‘s hilarious short ‘Nana’s Strawberry Preserve’ which was screened on the night.


Bus stop: An interview with Paddy Lynch

May 18, 2010

This week the Comic Cast was delighted to converse with Dublin cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer Paddy Lynch. Paddy’s comics include the recently released Last Bus issue 2, In the Aquarium, Stop Gap and You Can Never Return. Paddy, along with Katie Blackwood and Philip Barrett, is also one of the minds behind Edition Book Arts –  a group which fosters interaction in and around the book arts, comic and fanzine communities in Ireland. He has illustrated covers for Le Cool magazine and his posters for music gigs are always worth stealing from shops for your bedroom. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 18/05/10

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Comic Cast Capers

May 4, 2010

Much like Cheers, the Comic Cast is a place where everybody knows your name so pull up a stool at the bar and join the conversation as we review the long awaited Daniel Clowes comic – Wilson, Chew by John Layman/Rob Guillory, Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi and The Sword by the Luna Brothers. In Irish comics we give our verdict on Last Bus #2 by Paddy Lynch, RíRá #2 edited by Aidan Courtney and The Wren #2 by Jason Connors/Mark Kirwan. We tell it how it is re: Marvels latest big screen movie – Iron Man 2 and we also give our tuppence worth about Matt Ogens documentary film Confessions of a Superhero, not to mention a round up of all the Irish comics events happening this summer including a run-down on who’ll be appearing at the 2D Festival in Derry next month.  If all that wasn’t enough to keep you sweet, we bring you the latest on the Thor and Batman movies as well as the new Marvel iphone app, and we offer our thoughts on the ongoing attempts to have Tintin in the Congo banned in Belgium.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 04/05/10

*INCLUDES IRON MAN 2 SPOILERS, or as we like to call it – a proper review

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Flat out! An interview with Maeve Clancy

April 20, 2010

No volcano can twart us and thus the Comic Cast met up with the multi-talented artist Maeve Clancy – creator of the Dublin-based weekly web comic Flatmates. Maeve is an illustrator, animator and paper artist. Here she discusses volume 1 of the forthcoming Flatmates comic book, the process of creating a comic for the web and the making of her wonderful pop-up book featured in the music video for Lisa Hannigans’ ‘Lille’. She also talks about her work as production designer on the RTÉ comedy series Dan & Becs and her forthcoming cut paper exhibition.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 20/04/10



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