Archive for September 2011

Murder Can Be Fatal: an interview with Alan Nolan

September 27, 2011

This week we invite comics writer, graphic designer, artist and co-creator of the horror series Sancho Alan Nolan back on the show to talk about his new series of  comics with the O’Brien Press. Here he talks about creating The Big Break Detectives Casebook, a graphic novel for younger readers, and the Murder Can Be Fatal mysteries, what it’s like working with an editor and his favourite gems of spin-off merch!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 26/09/11

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UNCENSORED: Will Sliney interview part 2

September 16, 2011

In part 2 of our mini-interview with Will Sliney, the Cork artist reveals that his next project, to be written and drawn by himself, will be about the Irish mythological hero Cú Chulainn!

Download Link: The Comic Cast – Will Slney part 2

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Comic Cast: 52

September 13, 2011

The wait is over. DC have begun releasing their new 52. Is this the most exciting thing to happen in comics or has it been the ultimate let-down? Find out as we review EVERY SINGLE ONE of the 14 of the 52 released so far. From Animal Man #1 to Swamp Thing #1, we rate them all. As if that wasn’t enough we talk to illustrator Chris Judge about his first ever Fund it project – Alphabeast, and we also review Atomic Diner’s Roisin Dubh #1 & Jennifer Wilde #1, Death by Chocolate by Alan Nolan, Forming by Jesse Moynihan and Sally Go Round the Stars by Steve McCarthy. All that and so much more that we’re not even going to bother to write it all down here!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 13/09/11

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BONUS: Click below to read our print interview with Declan Shalvey on doing art for Northlanders.


A Comic Cast Anecdote: Brian Coldrick Rocks

September 9, 2011

So a couple of weeks back our mate Loreana did this awesome drawing of a Wolverine Sloth.

Via Twitter I jokingly suggested she try another one such as a mash-up of Magneto and Totoro.  A Totoro obsessive she claimed “Totoro is too perfect to recreate as anything!” Here’s where illustrator Brian Coldrick stepped in. A day after I tweeted the suggestion he had come up with this genius illustration.

Brian was kind enough to post me the original drawing for this, but not only that he included an additional comic strip to make up for the Totoro piece being “not as good without the photoshop colours” – his words, not mine! Trust me – it’s amazeballs either way! So anyway, the back story to the comic strip is basically this: A few weeks ago while me and Craig were out boozing in Dublin one Friday night, we were walking through Temple Bar at a very ungodly hour when we heard a voice call “is that the Comic Cast?” Delighted that someone had recognised us we turned around and a dashing young man walked up and began chatting with us. He was very friendly, talking away almost as if we knew him so about five minutes into our conversation brazen Craig blurted out, “I’m sorry, do we know you?” “It’s me!” the chap exclaimed, “Brian Coldrick!” And so it was.

We had interviewed Brian over a year ago for the podcast (listen here) or to be more exact, I had interviewed him. Craig wasn’t able to make it that day. So it was perfectly fine for Craig not to have knew it was him as he’d never met him before. Much to my embarrassment I failed to realise it was Brian. In my defence, I did have a few drinks on me. Well maybe more than a few. In fact, as Brian introduced us to his mate Alan Butler, I was heard to utter “Alan Butler off Twitter!?” (I had been following him.) But I digress. Brian had included an additonal comic strip along with his Totoro sketch and they arrived this morning.  The strip is a take on that very night and is, as we here at the Comic Cast like to say, awesome! (Click it to enlarge in all it’s glory)

Will Sliney update interview part 1

September 1, 2011

In the first of a two-part mini-interview with artist Will Sliney, he talks to us about the end of Farscape, joining IDW to work on Killing Shakespeare and doing a cowboy comic-book with Dave Hendrick.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 01/09/11

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Show Links:

Will Sliney – Official page

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