Author Archives: Maura McHugh
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.
The first review of Róisín Dubh, issue 2 has gone online.
Here’s a taster of what he says:
Another great issue from Ireland’s leading publisher of indy comics. It really hits all the right notes visually and with its involved, layered story.