Forsaken Mage

Forsaken Mage

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Noodles & News…

Everyone loves noodles…so here are a few that Hilary and Deirdre have been contributing to ICN the last while.  Ian has kindly guested a few times and his blog is updated so go check it out at 

Make sure to check out the interviews and reviews that Peter has been doing the last while for the Norwegian webzine IMHOTEP at 

Apart from that, the only news is that we’re all alive and well and busy with our own projects, so comics on a collaborative scale just take an age to get done.  They do get done though, just not on the regular time scale that folks might think decent. 🙂


FREE COMICS – Vol.4 & Vol.5 (Smiling at the Sky) now available for FREE

As part of the week long birthday celebrations for Irish Comic News, we are giving our comics away for FREE so people can get a taste of what Irish Comics are like.  The Vol.4 was produced by our group back in 2010, while the Vol.5 edition was produced in early 2011.  Vol.6 is currently in production and we hope to have it out this year!



FREE COMICS – Vol.4, Vol.5 and Superhilbo! Issue 1

We’ll be making some of our comics available for free online in PDF format, and for the Vol.4 which is available right now, we’ll make it easier to download with a straight one link format.

In the meantime, Hilary has Superhilbo! Issue 1 available for free download in PDF over on 

or just click on the image below to get it now.

Click on the image to go to free download

2D Festival in Derry

Just a heads up that the 2D Festival in Derry in taking place this weekend and Longstone members Hilary Lawler and Deirdre de Barra will be at it.  If you are about on the Saturday for the main comic fair, do come over and say hello to us!  We’d love to know what people are doing.

We’ll have Ian Pettitt and Peter Loftus brilliant ‘Smiling at the Sky’ available to buy on the table, so do check it out.



Ian is mega ninja – simple as that.  He has that title for the rest of his life.  So Deirdre managed to put pencil to paper and envision how his practice and ninja skills are honed after a brainstorm between a few of us and the idea of Ninja Girl came to mind.  Perhaps you just had to be there.  Nuf said.


Free Comic Book Day!

Just a heads up that this coming Saturday will be a Free Comics Day and The Big Bang Comic Shop in Dundrum is running an epic day for the event.

You can check out what to expect on the day from their facebook page – and check out the review David from ICN did on it too –

It’s an annual event that is run world wide, so if you haven’t heard of it before check it out here –