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Shalvey / Mooney : TALK

November 28, 2012

This week Declan Shalvey (Thunderbolts, 28 Days Later, Northlanders) and Stephen Mooney (Angel, Half Past Danger) sit down for a frank, honest discussion about the comic book industry. They shed light on everything from how social media benefits comic book artists to the changes they’ve witnessed in the emerging comic book scene in Ireland.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 28/11/12

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The Amazing Spider-Man: REVIEWED

July 1, 2012

Was a Spidey reboot really worth the effort? Is it just too soon? Does the suit fit Andrew Garfield better than Tobey Maguire!? The Comic Cast answers all these questions and more in our epic review of The Amazing Spider-Man 3D which we saw this week. Also on this delicious bonus podcast we talk with cartoonist Paddy Lynch about Stray Lines – a comic book anthology featuring new work from Philip Barrett, Barry Hughes, Gus Hughes, Chris Judge & Andrew Judge as well as Lynch himself and how you can help fund the project and get killer rewards on Fund it. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 30/06/12

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2D, or not 2D

June 1, 2010

2D, or not 2D? That is the question. Or is the question ‘Would Shakespeare be happy with the Comic Cast using a line from Hamlet as a pun on the 2D Festival?’ Who knows? What we do know though, is that on this show we talk to the 2D Festival organiser and Verbal Arts Centre artist-in-residence David Campbell about this years 2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival which takes place this Fri, Sat and Sunday in Derry.  We review Secret Avengers #1 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, Avengers #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., The Chill by Jason Starr and Mick  Bertilorenzi and Low Moon by Jason. We also give our thoughts on the Free Irish Comic Day preview of Atomic Diners’ forthcoming comic Róisín Dubh by Rob Curley, Maura McHugh and Stephen Daly.  We also talk to Hilary Lawlor about the Point Village Comic Festival 2010 to be held at the newly opened Point Village Market on Sat 12th June.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 01/06/10

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*Due to technical difficulties out of our control, the audio of both the interviews on this podcast are sub-standard. We feel they are still listenable and recommend you turn up the sound while the interviews are on or listen to them using headphones for best listening quality. Apologies. Won’t happen again.


Live from BCFE Animation Graduate Showcase at the IFI

May 27, 2010

With four of its former animation students nominated for Academy Awards earlier this year, the spotlight is firmly fixed on  Ballyfermot College of Further Education.  This week the colleges current animation graduates held their Animation Graduate Showcase 2010 in the Irish Film Institute and the Comic Cast was there to report on the event. We talk to students Nicola Hyland, Ray Johnson and Leo Crowley as well as Gareth lee, the head of the animation degree course. We also meet up with storyboard artist Stephen Byrne who graduated from the college last year to see the life of a graduate one year on. Enjoy!

Download Show: The Comic Cast BCFE Animation Special

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The above image is from Aoife Doyle‘s hilarious short ‘Nana’s Strawberry Preserve’ which was screened on the night.


Bus stop: An interview with Paddy Lynch

May 18, 2010

This week the Comic Cast was delighted to converse with Dublin cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer Paddy Lynch. Paddy’s comics include the recently released Last Bus issue 2, In the Aquarium, Stop Gap and You Can Never Return. Paddy, along with Katie Blackwood and Philip Barrett, is also one of the minds behind Edition Book Arts –  a group which fosters interaction in and around the book arts, comic and fanzine communities in Ireland. He has illustrated covers for Le Cool magazine and his posters for music gigs are always worth stealing from shops for your bedroom. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 18/05/10

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Comic Cast Capers

May 4, 2010

Much like Cheers, the Comic Cast is a place where everybody knows your name so pull up a stool at the bar and join the conversation as we review the long awaited Daniel Clowes comic – Wilson, Chew by John Layman/Rob Guillory, Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi and The Sword by the Luna Brothers. In Irish comics we give our verdict on Last Bus #2 by Paddy Lynch, RíRá #2 edited by Aidan Courtney and The Wren #2 by Jason Connors/Mark Kirwan. We tell it how it is re: Marvels latest big screen movie – Iron Man 2 and we also give our tuppence worth about Matt Ogens documentary film Confessions of a Superhero, not to mention a round up of all the Irish comics events happening this summer including a run-down on who’ll be appearing at the 2D Festival in Derry next month.  If all that wasn’t enough to keep you sweet, we bring you the latest on the Thor and Batman movies as well as the new Marvel iphone app, and we offer our thoughts on the ongoing attempts to have Tintin in the Congo banned in Belgium.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 04/05/10

*INCLUDES IRON MAN 2 SPOILERS, or as we like to call it – a proper review

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Flat out! An interview with Maeve Clancy

April 20, 2010

No volcano can twart us and thus the Comic Cast met up with the multi-talented artist Maeve Clancy – creator of the Dublin-based weekly web comic Flatmates. Maeve is an illustrator, animator and paper artist. Here she discusses volume 1 of the forthcoming Flatmates comic book, the process of creating a comic for the web and the making of her wonderful pop-up book featured in the music video for Lisa Hannigans’ ‘Lille’. She also talks about her work as production designer on the RTÉ comedy series Dan & Becs and her forthcoming cut paper exhibition.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 20/04/10



April 6, 2010

The Comic Cast has been rated ‘C’ for comics. This means this podcast may contain reviews of Brian K. Vaughan/Niko Henrichons’ Pride of Baghdad, J.C. Vaughn/Vincent Spencers’ Zombie Proof , Susumu Katsumatas’ Red Snow, Mark Millar/Steve McNivens’ Nemesis and Paul Hornschemeiers’ All and Sundry.  It is also likely to include a review of the film version of Mark Millars’ Kick-Ass and a discussion on it’s violent content, not to mention which other future comic to film adaptations to keep an eye on. The censor also notes that an interview with 28 Days Later artist Declan Shalvey before he departed for New York is featured. Listeners should be accompanied by a parent or  guardian during the comics news section as it features the latest on the Walking Dead TV series, the return of All-Star Batman and Robin and all the goings on in the Irish comics scene this month. It may also contain scenes of a sexual nature. Maybe.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 06/04/10


Farscape: An interview with Will Sliney

March 23, 2010

This week the Comic Cast pulls up a chair for a chinwag with Cork comics artist Will Sliney. Will  is the artist on Boom! studios comic book series of Farscape . He’s also drawn for FutureQuake, Rob Curley’s 1950s superhero comic Atomic Rocket Group 66 and the webcomic The Symptoms with Dave Hendrick  for Zuda. Here he talks about all of the aforementioned comics, how he got his break into the industry, his work on Classical Comics’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III that may never see the light of day and his own superhero comic The Age of Heroes. Enjoy!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 23/03/10


And the Oscar goes to . . .

March 9, 2010


A limo pulls up to the red carpet, cameras flash in a blinding flurry, people jostle each other just to get a look – who could it be? Why it’s the Comic Cast of course! They’re all here to see us review Nathan Edmondson/Christian Wards’ Olympus, Guy Delisles’ Albert and the Others, Mark Waid/Peter Krauses’ Irredeemable, Tommie Kellys’ Road Crew 1: For Sale, Marvels’ Girl Comics and Miguel Martin’s The Weekly Woe. Over drinks in the VIP lounge, we’ll debate Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland and the DVD release of Fantastic Mr. Fox. We’ll be speaking to Rob Curley of Sub City/Atomic Diner about his latest comic Róisín Dubh in collaboration with Maura McHugh and Stephen Daly and he gives us the low down on Free Irish Comics Day 2010. And if all that didn’t deserve a standing ovation, we report live from the Oscar party in Ballyfermot College in black tie where the college that spawned four of the Irish nominees waited with baited breath, as did we, to see who would claim a golden statuette at 4am in the morning! We’d like to thank ourselves for all our hardwork. And God.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 09/03/10


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