Dublin has been locked down for almost a week and a half thanks to a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, the funeral of respected politician Garret Fitzgerald and the state visit of USA President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Ireland.
Despite the decrease in foot traffic in Dublin, sales of Róisín Dubh have been brisk. Plus, there are sales coming in via the Atomic Diner web site, which is not subject to the vagaries of police barricades.
So far the feedback from those who have purchased issue 1 has been positive, with most people demanding issue 2 as soon as possible.
We will do our best!
Also, thanks to Jenni Hill and the fabulous women at Bad Reputation, for their two-part interview with me about Róisín Dubh.
We are hugely appreciative of everyone who supports our project!
The Queen of Darkness, aka Róisín Dubh, arrived today in Sub-City in Dublin and has already been selling well.
If you wish to purchase it online it costs €5.50, plus €1.00 postage for Ireland, €1.50 for England and and extra €0.50 for other countries.
Copies will be arriving in Sub-City in Galway by the weekend, and in other outlets soon.
Issue 1 is a limited run, so get your copies while you can!
Here’s the first page of artwork from Róisín Dubh:
Copies of the preview issue of the comic were well received at both World Horror Convention in Brighton and at Eastercon in London. Most people immediately asked when and how they could buy the finished graphic novel, which was very gratifying.
The Irish Free Comics Day is taking place on the 15th of May, and copies of the preview issue of Róisin Dubh along with other titles will be available from various outlets around Ireland.