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The Comic Cast: August 2013

August 27, 2013

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On this month’s episode of the Comic Cast we’re thrilled to welcome journalist and co-presenter of the Anti Room podcast, Anna Carey to help us review The Big Feminist BUT! anthology edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly, Studio Ghibli’s new film From Up on Poppy Hill and WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines documentary film. We’ll also be talking to Beano cartoonist Gary Northfield about how he got into the small press scene, we’ll be finding about how illustrator Anna Fitzpatrick reached the goal for her comic book on Kickstarter several times over and we’ll be speaking to writers Maura McHugh and Lynda Rucker about a new comics forum called ‘Laydeez Do Comics’ in Dublin.

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The Comic Cast: July 2013

July 25, 2013

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On this months episode of the Comic Cast we’re delighted to welcome back Irish Times journalist Patrick Freyne to help us review Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez, The League of Volunteers: Return of the King #1 by Neil Sharpson/Stephen Byrne/Rob Curley,  Jennifer Wilde #3 by Maura McHugh/Stephen Downey/Rob Curley, 1913 Larkin’s Labour War by Gerry Hunt and Building Stories by Chris Ware. We’ll also be talking to children’s books blogger Kim Harte about the best kids story apps, festival programmer of GAZE International LGBT Festival Dublin will be chatting about ‘Wonder Women: The Untold Story Of American Superheroines’ and we’ll be playing a phone message we received from Andrew Judge about the lack of love for 2000AD on the Comic Cast!

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The Comic Cast: June 2013 Part 1

June 18, 2013

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From Reeves to Reeves and from Cain to Routh, Superman has always been the ‘problem’ superhero. With Christopher Nolan on board for the latest big screen adaptation – Man of Steel is already taken in more at the box office in Ireland than any other film this year, but the question remains – is it any good? We enlisted the help of Charlene Lydon – film programmer for the Lighthouse Cinema and Chelsea Morgan Hoffman from Element Pictures for a round table review of Man of Steel.

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The Comic Cast: May 2013

May 26, 2013

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On this months episode of the Comic Cast we’re joined by actor/writer Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul, Garage, Prosperity) to review James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner by Alfonso Zapico, Half Past Danger issue 1 by Stephen Mooney, Mindpuss 2 by Ronan Kennedy, Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout by Rory McConville and Paddy Lynch and Courageous Mayhem!  edited by Gar Shanley. Also on the show, we visit O’Brien Press to talk to editor Helen Carr about publishing comics in Ireland, we catch up with artist Stephen Byrne to find out how he went from The Fix Factor to the Irish Independent, Declan Shalvey tells us how he’s putting his own stamp on Marvel’s Deadpool in a forthcoming arc and we’ll be getting a tour of the French home of Galway-born illustrator Siobhán Gately.

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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.

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Where’s Larry? An interview with Philip Barrett

June 26, 2012

This week, as you can see from the photographic evidence above, we’ve been cohorting with Larry the Leprechaun! And while helping Larry move his crock of gold we found cartoonist Philip Barrett at the end of the rainbow! So we thought we’d interview him about his new book Where’s Larry? from O’Brien Press in which Larry travels around Ireland hiding in some of Ireland’s most beautiful spots such as the Giant’s Causeway and Galway Bay. Phil tells us the ins and outs of illustrating such a detailed book, his upcoming small press comics and he reveals just who was the inspiration for Larry’s smile!

Download Link: The Comic Cast talks to Phil Barrett 26/06/12

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Show Links

Where’s Larry? (official page on O’Brien Press site)

Blackshapes (Phil’s online homestead)

Where’s Larry? (on Amazon.co.uk)

What ever happened to the Comic Cast?

July 26, 2009

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So the Comic Cast is one year older but are we any wiser? Probably not, but with continued access to a microphone in a remote location in Kildare this week we review Nicholas Gurewitch’s The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack, Neil Gaiman’s Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Alan Moore’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Mark Schultz’s Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predator, Peter Milligan’s Sub-Mariner: The Depths and Greg Pak’s Magneto: Testament. Not to mention a quartet of new Irish comics including Ronan Kennedy’s What is it? David Withers’ Chaingun Chimp #1, Daragh McLoughney’s Anarchy: Seek and Destroy and Alan Nolan’s Dubcity Comics: At Hells Gate. So what ever did happen to the Comic Cast? Nothing, you silly billy. We’re right here!

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