Stray Lines, issue 2

Stray Lines, issue 2


The second issue of our Stray Lines anthology features stories by Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Gus Hughes, Debbie Jenkinson, Paddy Lynch, and Elida Maiques. Each artist has crafted a story based around the theme of ‘Duality’.

From Alan Dunne’s beautifully illustrated tale of a chaplain’s crisis of faith during World War I, or Elida Maiques comics poetry linking fear of the self and environmental destruction, to Sarah Bowie’s recollection of an Irish schoolgirl’s trip to Paris in the 1990’s, Stray Lines once demonstrates that the state of original, personal, and visually exciting comics in Ireland is alive and well!

56 pages in both colour and black and white, cardstock cover.
€6 (plus shipping).


Stray Lines 2




Stray Lines 1

Stray Lines issue 1

Conceived as an opportunity to showcase some of Irelands most exciting and original indie comic creators together in a beautifully designed and produced publication, Stray Lines will make a handsome addition to any graphic novel collection as well as being a go-to source for new original Irish comic book talent.

Each artist has produced a 12 page contribution giving them ample space to demonstrate their own unique take on comic book storytelling. With no overriding theme except an emphasis on great material each contributor is free to explore ideas close to their own hearts. From Chris Judges tale of an illustrator caught up in World War II (a collaboration with his brother, Andrew), Barry Hughes beautifully illustrated hallucinogenic dream-world only accessible through a glass coffee table, to Philip Barrett’s cryptic blind alley, ‘Endless Lap’, this 64 page collection delivers a substantial punch of storytelling suss.


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