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Maura, Stephen & Robert

Maura, Stephen & Robert at the Róisín Dubh signing.

This is a photo from the Róisín Dubh signing in the Central Hotel last Friday. As you can see, signing can be thirsty work!

Thanks to all the people who turned up to buy copies or brought along their copies to be signed. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and chatting to you about the comic book. There was a constant ebb and flow of people throughout the evening, and the room didn’t empty until close to midnight.

The next day the three of us hit the road to Maynooth for Epic Con. Ashling O’Neill, the director of the convention, greeted us with charm and enthusiasm, and the three us of were treated very well by the rest of the staff and the fans throughout the event.

Stephen, Robert & Maura

Stephen, Robert & Maura back in the classroom at Epic Con

We enjoyed our panels and the interaction with the audience.

Thanks to everyone who supported the comic, and we hope we’ll meet you again at future events!

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Team Róisín Dubh at Epic-Con

Epic Con 2012

Stephen Byrne, Robert Curley and Maura McHugh have been invited to Epic Con in Maynooth as guests.

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!

arcade con & interview

@racde con 2011

@rcadeCon is a new Irish convention that brings together Anime, comic book, gaming, music and movie fans running from 1st – 3rd July in the Ballsbridge Inn Hotel.

@rcadeCon will be showcasing workshops, gaming, cosplay, a masquerade ball and panel discussions. It will also feature input from seven special guests, including Robert Curley.

It should be a great event for Irish fans, and you will be able to pick up a copy of Róisín Dubh and have it signed by Robert.

In other news The Irish Times published an article on Monday called “The brave new world of comic-book heroines“, written by Sinéad Gleeson. It discusses women in the Irish comic book scene, features commentary from both Maura McHugh and Robert and mentions Róisín Dubh.

Squarebound in Dublin

The Atomic Diner Panel at Squarebound

Maura McHugh, Robert Curley & Barry Keegan (Photo courtesy of Malcolm Hutchinson)

Here’s a photo of Maura McHugh, Robert Curley and Barry Keegan (League of Volunteers) at the Atomic Diner Panel at the Squarebound one-day comic book creator’s convention in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin last Saturday.

The three of us discussed our various projects from the writing and art point of views and how we work together. There was a interested crowd of people and The Comic Cast recorded most of the panel.

Our panel was preceeded by a fascinating audio visual presentation put together by Liam Geraghty and Craig O Connor of The Comic Cast in which three Irish comic book creators discussed the work of artists who inspired them. It was a great insight into how artists are informed and provoked by their colleagues, past and present.

After the Atomic Diner panel novelist and 2000AD writer Michael Carroll gave an informative discussion on how to apply to 2000AD as a writer, with tips and tricks aplenty, including a surfeit of puns.

After lunch Irish artist/writer Gerry Hunt was interviewed about his work and methods, followed by a discussion with Spanish artist/writer Alfonso Zapico.

The day was rounded off with a panel with Irish artist/writer Alan Nolan with Ivan O’Brien of O’Brien Press, discussing the fun series of children’s graphic novels that Alan has created.

There was a friendly crowd, good conversation and plenty of examples that the Irish comic book scene is growing apace every day. Thanks to everyone who turned up to our panel, and to all of you who bought copies of Róisín Dubh.

As always we appreciate the support of our community!