Archive for July 2011

Squarebound: an Irish comics creators convention

July 5, 2011

On June the 18th 2011 Squarebound: an Irish comics creators convention took place in the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. The Comic Cast was invited to speak at the event and so we decided to create a special video where we asked three Irish comics creators – Maeve Clancy, Philip Barrett and Paddy Lynch – totalk about five comic panels or pages that they liked and to tell us why. We also decided to talk about several illustrations that had been drawn of us since we began this podcast several years ago.  The result is the above video which was screened at the event.

Squarebound also staged some very interesting panel discussions, three of which we recorded and are available to download below.


The O’Brien Press Panel featuring Ivan O’Brien (managing director) & Alan Nolan (cartoonist) in discussion about Nolans upcoming comics with the publisher.

Download MP3: The O’Brien Press Panel

The Atomic Diner Panel featuring Robert Curley, Maura McHugh and Barry Keegan in discussion about Róisín Dubh, The League Of Volunteers and other comics from Atomic Diner along with the processes involved in creating them.

Download MP3: Atomic Diner Panel

The Gerry Hunt Panel featuring Squarebound organiser Pádraig Ó Méalóid in conversation with cartoonist Gerry Hunt (In Dublin City, Streets of Dublin and  Blood Upon the Rose – a retelling of the events of the 1916 Easter Rising published by The O’Brien Press.)

Download MP3: Gerry Hunt panel

Squarebound was organised by Pádraig Ó Méalóid

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