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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: 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 Comic Cast: April 2013

April 15, 2013

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On this month’s episode of The Comic Cast we’re joined by Irish Times journalist Patrick Freyne to help us review Celtic Warrior The Legend of Cú Chulainn by Will Sliney, Dockwood by Jon McNaught, Adventures of a Japanese Business Man by Jose Domingo and Blackstar #1 by Mike Lynch/Dwayne Moloney/Trystan Mitchell. Also on the show: Children’s literature enthusiast Kim Harte joins us to review the latest picture books for kids, Stephen Mooney talks about his inspiration for his upcoming creator owned comic Half Past Danger, Co-founder of Nobrow Sam Arthur gives us a tour of the British comics publishing house in London, we crash the launch of The Extraordinaires Design Studio to chat with Rory O’Connor, Anita Murphy, Brenb and Chris Judge about the new product design game and on the line from Spain we have Irish comic books legend Bob Byrne to get the latest on the new Amperduke prequel.

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The Comic Cast: Guaranteed Irish

October 25, 2012

This weeks episode of the Comic Cast is guaranteed Irish! Well, like, it’s recorded in Dublin so what do you expect but what we’re getting at is on this edition of the show we review a ton of new Irish comic books including Nestor by Martin Greene, Mike Lynch and Paul McCallanAnd The Blood Flowed Green by Alan Nolan,  MacGyver by David Lee Zlotoff, Tony Scott and Will Sliney,  Stray Lines – an Irish comic book anthology from Paddy Lynch, Gus Hughes, Andrew Judge, Philip Barrett, Chris Judge and Barry Hughes and also Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Bird Parade and Uncanny Avengers #1 by Rick Remender and John Cassada. We also review James Bond’s latest motion picture outing SKYFALL. 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!

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

Blackshapes (Phil’s online homestead)

Where’s Larry? (on Amazon.co.uk)

Drawing Dublin: an interview with Gerry Hunt

November 9, 2009

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This week the Comic Cast sat down for a cup of tea with comics writer and artist Gerry Hunt. Gerry’s comics include In Dublin City, Streets of Dublin and the recently released Blood Upon the Rose – a retelling of the events of the 1916 Easter Rising published by The O’Brien Press. Here he talks about how he went from architecture to comics, working with BrenB (a frequent colourist of his comics), the importance of Irish made comics being set in Ireland and his next comic about the viking undead. Enjoy.

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