Monthly Archives: January 2012
We look forward to meeting the fans of our comic book!
Hopefully, we’ll also see many of you at Epic-Con in Maynooth the following day.
The event is run by the Omega Society, NUI Maynooth’s sci-fi, anime and fantasy organisation, and 2012 marks the society’s ten-year anniversary.
It will be going on from 18 – 19 February 2012, and the Róisín Dubh trio will be on site all day on Saturday, 18th of February.
There will be a variety of events going on throughout the weekend ranging from panels, workshops, cosplay and screenings.
We look forward to meeting new and old fans of our comic!
For those of you who want to buy a copy of Róisín Dubh issue 2, but are not conveniently placed to one of the outlets in Ireland where it is selling, you can now buy it via the Atomic Diner online shop.
A comprehensive Review of Irish Comics in 2011 was published on the ComicBuzz web site this week. It included an interview with Rob Curley and a discussion of all the Atomic Diner titles, including Róisín Dubh.
Our thanks to Jason Franks for his review of issue 2 of Róisín Dubh at Tastes Like Comics.
Here’s an amuse-bouche:
Róisín Dubh is something rare: a comic based on myth and legend that remains true to the period in which it is set. It’s refreshing to see a heroine who is both tough and vulnerable, presented without the standard hyper-sexualization we have come to expect from today’s comics and films. McHugh and Byrne have produced a terrific book that doesn’t pander, doesn’t sugarcoat, and retains its capacity to surprise. Seek it out; it’s well worth your time.
Thanks to Emmet O’Cuana for his thoughtful, thorough review of issue two of Róisín Dubh on Comicbooked.com.
Here’s a snippet:
The funeral scene itself is the unquestioned highlight of the issue. Artist Stephen Byrne beautifully captures the isolation of the grieving Róisín, staring upward into the sky at free-flying birds while the hands of well-wishers grope at her, depicted in a series of inset panels. She is earthbound, trapped by her sadness, and even the supernatural Fainche is unable to give her any solace, admitting that it has no idea what waits after death. This is all powerfully delivered by the team of writer and artist.