Sunday, 27 February 2011

March pub meet at the Cloth Ear this Thursday

Like the heading says. This Thursday is the first of the month, so if you're in or around Belfast, create comics or are interested in creating comics, please come along - we'll be there from about 9pm. Here's the Facebook event page.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Upcoming Belfast Comix Festival: Call for Submissions

First official word from Mark de Connik at Catalyst Arts on the three week comics exhibition and festival coming to Belfast, mid-April to early May:

Mark writes,

"Us here at Catalyst Arts are currently in the process of putting together a publication to coincide with our upcoming exhibition based around Comics, Zines and illustration.

Taking the form of a twenty-four page, black and white, newspaper print, we are currently looking for artists/writers to contribute their work to this publication, which will be distributed thro ughout Ireland.

We are open to all forms of work relating to the exhibition that would lend itself to such a publication.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this project, all submissions of work are to be sent to by no later than 5pm, Friday 4th March.

The dimensions of the publication will be A3 in size. Basically a similar size to the Vacuum publications. We are looking for work submitted that would fit the standard size of A3/A4 etc, the layout and formatting is to be done after the submissions so re-sizing of peoples work will take place where appropriate. "

Monday, 14 February 2011

Okay, so I can't spell my own name

Anyone who's tried to contact me at the email address in the "what's all this about" sidebar and hasn't been able to reach me, I must apologise. There was a typo in it. Duh. It's fixed now. Thanks to Jeremy Briggs from Down the Tubes for spotting that.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Down the Tubes on Northern Irish comics

The excellent comics newsblog Down the Tubes, prompted by the announcement of the dates for this years 2D Festival in Derry (2-4 June), has given us a very nice wee writeup as part of their survey of comics activity in Northern Ireland. They also have a free events calendar, which we'll have to start using.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Black Market is back this Sunday

The Black Market is back, for the first time since before Christmas, on Sunday 6 February. Our stall will be there as ever, selling the finest selection of comics from Irish artists from both sides of the border, not to mention a few ex-pats.

We'll have two new titles available: First, Waiting for the Mothership, Deirdre Ruane's second collection of strips from her Wasted Epiphanies webcomic (and we've got a restock of her first, One Word For Everything, as well). So more autobiographical musings, whimsical science fiction vignettes and "Tempin' Bear", this time in colour!

Our other new title is Supernatural Showcase, in which the satirical wits of Gar Shanley and Cathal Duggan, who previously brought us Superhero Showcase, turn their attention to horror, with even funnier results.

Not to mention our many other fantastic titles. Hope we'll see you there!