Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Belfast Comicbook Workshops

Following on from successful comic book creation workshop in Derry last month, I have several more lined up in the coming months. 

The first is a 4 week course with Cinemagic, the details below:
Cinemagic Film Festival
The Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People invites you to join in an exciting and innovative creative opportunity in Belfast this summer! With support from Belfast City Council Arts & Heritage Funding, Cinemagic’s “Drawn In” project will teach 30 young people, aged 16-25, the skills required to get started in the competitive comic book industry!
From August to September, participants will attend four workshops hosted by industry professionals Mal Coney (The Darkness, Holy Cross) and Stephen Downey (Torchwood, Jennifer Wilde) before creating their own individual 1-page comic strips. The completed comics will then be collated and released digitally online and showcased in an event as part of Cinemagic’s festival activities in 2013/14.
The four workshops will give participants an excellent insight to writing, pencilling, colouring and lettering, and ultimately give them a chance to practice their new skills and produce work for their own portfolios.
Participation in the project is free of charge and art supplies will be provided but please note, attendance at all workshops is compulsory.
 Workshops will take place on 6-9pm Monday evenings from August 19th – September 9th!
To apply, please contact Sean Boyle and for further information please contact the Cinemagic office on 02890 311900. Places are limited so apply quickly to avoid disappointment!

In the midst of this, Andy Luke and I are returning for our 3rd Bounce! ADF workshop on the 31st August. The Arts and Disability Forum Bounce! Festival showcases and specialises on art and talent from people with disabilities. The one-day workshop is again free and people with all levels of ability are welcome.

Comix WorkshopGrand Opera House • 31st August 1pm – 4pm
With Andy Luke and Stephen Downey. The workshop is free – please book in advance via ADF.
Captioning, audio description and BSL available.
Web:    E:    Tel: 028 9023 9450
Tickets from Grand Opera House
Online:    By phone: 028 9024 1919

Come along to one, why don't you?

Friday, 9 August 2013

Jennifer Wilde: The Wilde Hunt

Fresh off the printing press is a Jennifer Wilde one-shot from Atomic Diner.

Written by Karen Mahoney, the brilliant novelist behind The Iron Witch trilogy and Falling to Ash (Random House). Kaz has done an amazing job keeping the tone set by Maura McHugh, while weaving a really unique tale that brings Jennifer back to Ireland only to be caught up in a supernatural encounter.

A really fun and exciting script to work with. I think if you're a fan of Hellboy or BPRD, you'd be in for a real treat.

The one-shot may also act as a subtle mini-crossover if you read Rob Curley's League of Volunteers, but you'll have to read the book to find out why.