Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tales from the Emerad Isle 2D special

The new issue of Emerald Isle was launched in Derry, and I now have copies for sale. No 2000ad characters this time around, this time we have Robots, Highwaymen, Fairies and more.  The creators, who put in valiant efforts to get this out in time for the con in Derry really came up with the goods,  they are as follows;

Cover- Conor Boyle

Captain Gallagher
Script Richmond Clements
Art and lettering Dave Evans

The Good People
Art Al Nolan

A Robot Walks into a Bar
 Script, Art and Lettering James Newell

 Mac Cumhaill
 Script Dirk Van Dom
 Art and Lettering Filip Roncone

 Lil Lovecraft
 Script, Art and lettering David Withers

 The Fairy-Catcher
 Script Matt Mclaughlan
 Art Dustin Parr

 The Good People 2
  Art Johnny McMonagle

 Cover Logo and design David Withers.

€3.00 £2.50 postage €1 £1

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2D con in Derry

As you can see for the photos, the con in Derry was great fun.

I spoke to Mike McMahon, D'israeli and Mike Colins, gents all.
I chatted to the folks from RiRa, Longstone, Paddy Brown, Zenpop, David Withers from Berserker, Wayne Simmons with his Zombie books, I managed to get the last copy of his novel Flu,  and a few more whos name escapes me, but I have comics in the box!

I was aso beside Gary Northfield and Jim Medway of the Beano and DFC who sketched all day long, realy good guys and great artists.

I have never been to a con like this, a few marts in Dublin but this is a different beast. Its a credit to the organisers, the quality off the talent and the amount of Kids there, it can only help to prolong the life of this little industry that we all use, a hell of a lot more than DC relaunching their comic to and ever decreasing circle of readers.

There were very few quibbles, for the amount of kids there its a pity there wasent more Beano/Dandy reps, otherwise great day and a credit to David Campbell and all the people there on the day..