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Gavin Fullerton

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lidlesscomics:

Process shots from comic-in-progress which I’ll debut at ELCAF on June 12.

Sarah Bowie

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Excerpt from comic I’m excited to be debuting at ELCAF in June – I’ll be there on the 12th at the Stray Lines table 🙂

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lidlesscomics:

The nice guys at Buspoexpress talked to me about comics the other day.  As I can’t bear to listen to my own voice, I’ve no idea if this is any good or not… but I enjoyed doing it 🙂

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Hello again friends!  I hope you are having a good spring.  I wanted to let you know a couple upcoming dates for Sparkplug.

May 17th – This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders.
Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of
Linework.  I’ll be taking the shop part of the site down after this.

May 22nd – Sparkplug will be tabling at Linework NW with the amazing Suzette Smith (artist behind Ce/Ze).

June 11th & 12th – Sparkplug will be tabling at CAKE in Chicago, with Suzette Smith.  This is the last show I’ll be doing as Sparkplug!

It would be really wonderful if you wanted to show your support in these last weeks by purchasing some of our books, either online
or at one of these conventions.  I still have bills and other expenses
to cover for Sparkplug, as well as making sure my artists get paid.   We
have a lot of books on sale as well as regular priced titles.  I also
appreciate any reblogs of this announcement!

Thank you!

-Virginia

ICYMI!

REMINDER: FINAL ORDER DEADLINE IS COMING UP!

Reblog love for the wonderful Sparkplug books.

Dublin Comic Jam: February 2016

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Dublin Comic Jam: February 2016

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sarahbowieillustration:

Pulse – Irish Comics Now (video by Orla McNelis)

Illustrators Ireland, together with the Alliance Française and The Comics Lab hosted an indie comics festival in Mart Rathmines on 2 March.  It ran as part of Fete de la Bande Desinee, which included a comics art exhibition and a talk by French cartoonist,Tito.

The first night (shown in this video) included comics fair, live readings and interviews.

Live readings by Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Chris Judge, Paddy
Lynch, Alé Mercado, Fintan Taite, Liam Geraghty
Interviews and Q&A with Eoin Coveney, Luke Healy, Debbie Jenkinson,
Maura McHugh

alliance-francaise.ie/
illustratorsireland.com/
facebook.com/comicslab

Music a Tout a L’heure by Bibio

Many thanks to Orla McNelis for this super video of night one of the comics festival!

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sarahbowieillustration:

Pulse – Irish Comics Now (as part of the Fete de la Bande Desinee), took place in Mart Firestation Rathmines on Wed 2 Mar.  Organised by Sarah Bowie (see also Lidless) on behalf of Illustrators Ireland in collaboration with The Comics Lab and Alliance Francaise de Dublin.

What an amazing night! From the pop-up comics fair, full of new indie voices, to the live comics performances and finishing up with a highly engaging interview panel.  

The live performances were a particular hit, being totally new to audiences here, and are something that we’re definitely going to look into doing more of.  The audience was treated to a range of stories, from Alan Dunne’s moving ‘Me Hands’ to Fintan Taite’s comical ‘The Ring’ (a lighthearted story drawn from life in a block of Dublin flats).

The interview panel was excellent, from Debbie Jenkinson’s overview of making it as a self-publisher, to Maura McHugh’s script-writing advice, Eoin Coveney’s breakdown of how he crafts a page, to the standout argument by Luke Healy as to why mini-comics are vital to the health of the industry.

What ‘Pulse’ shows us is that there is a large pool of established (and more excitingly) brand new talent buzzing around Dublin at the moment.  All it needs is a focus and an outlet.  We believe ‘Pulse’ has been a very positive first step towards that.  What next?

More photos and video footage to come 🙂

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I’d like to extend special thanks to The Alliance Francaise for having asked us to collaborate in the first place, to Debbie Jenkinson and Margaret Anne Suggs for their help and support along the way, to Alan Dunne for the fantastic stings, to Digital Beast for putting together visuals for the live readings, to all the contributors, from the tablers to the performers to the interviewees, and finally to everyone who came and saw – Thank You!!

Pulse – Irish Comics Now (part of Fete de la Bande Desinee) was…. amaze balls!!!

This was an awesome night. I haven’t tabled at anything in almost a year so what a fantastic reintroduction to that aspect of comics.

It feels like such a fertile time for small press comics in general and it’s so encouraging that the scene here in Dublin (and indeed Ireland) is stepping up to the plate. I was blown away by the range and quality of work on display , many of them first-time exhibitors! I hope we can take the energy of events like this and run with it.

Thanks so much to Sarah Bowie for seizing the opportunity and spearheading the night!

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sarahbowieillustration:

Pulse – Irish Comics Now (as part of the Fete de la Bande Desinee), took place in Mart Firestation Rathmines on Wed 2 Mar.  Organised by Sarah Bowie (see also Lidless) on behalf of Illustrators Ireland in collaboration with The Comics Lab and Alliance Francaise de Dublin.

What an amazing night! From the pop-up comics fair, full of new indie voices, to the live comics performances and finishing up with a highly engaging interview panel.  

The live performances were a particular hit, being totally new to audiences here, and are something that we’re definitely going to look into doing more of.  The audience was treated to a range of stories, from Alan Dunne’s moving ‘Me Hands’ to Fintan Taite’s comical ‘The Ring’ (a lighthearted story drawn from life in a block of Dublin flats).

The interview panel was excellent, from Debbie Jenkinson’s overview of making it as a self-publisher, to Maura McHugh’s script-writing advice, Eoin Coveney’s breakdown of how he crafts a page, to the standout argument by Luke Healy as to why mini-comics are vital to the health of the industry.

What ‘Pulse’ shows us is that there is a large pool of established (and more excitingly) brand new talent buzzing around Dublin at the moment.  All it needs is a focus and an outlet.  We believe ‘Pulse’ has been a very positive first step towards that.  What next?

More photos and video footage to come 🙂

THANK YOU:

I’d like to extend special thanks to The Alliance Francaise for having asked us to collaborate in the first place, to Debbie Jenkinson and Margaret Anne Suggs for their help and support along the way, to Alan Dunne for the fantastic stings, to Digital Beast for putting together visuals for the live readings, to all the contributors, from the tablers to the performers to the interviewees, and finally to everyone who came and saw – Thank You!!

Pulse – Irish Comics Now (part of Fete de la Bande Desinee) was…. amaze balls!!!

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sarahbowieillustration:

You ready for our Fête de la Bande Dessinée – Comic Book Festival tomorrow and Thursday? 

Free entry! 

Full programme here: http://alliance-francaise.ie/bd/

Contributors include Stray Lines members: Debbie Jenkinson, Paddy Lynch, Matthew Melis, Elida Maiques and Sarah Bowie!