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 –




Independents Day!

Just a heads up for anyone about town this weekend, the Independents Day Fair is going to be on this Sunday.  So the Co-op Market is the venue, 12-5pm is the time and it’ll be packed full of interesting cool stuff like stalls with comics, zines, crafts, arts and other bits and bobs.  2e in is really reasonable too.

It also has music on during it and the venue is a very cosy place to sit and have a coffee and sambo.  It’s always a great vibe so well worth checking it out.  If nothing else, check out the cool poster Elida Maiques did for it – does it rock or what? 🙂

Romantic Mayhem Comic Launch!

Flyer compliments of Elida Maiques! 🙂

So we have 3 artists from Longstone comics featured in the up coming Romantic Mayhem Comic.  It’s officially being launched on Saturday 14th April in the upstairs part of Anseo bar, which is on Lower Camden Street (a bit up from Whelans pub and not quite at the Bleeding Horse).

If you are about on Saturday from around 7.30pm onwards, then call in and say howdy!  We’ll all be there and hope to sell a ton of the comics because they are simply amazing.  Tons of other artists got involved and it looks epic.  Great comic collaboration idea that got to see the light of day so hats off to Gar Shanley for stickin with it and gettin it done!  He had a ton of support (you guys know who you are!) and it’s gonna be fab on Sat!


Hilbos playtime version of a flyer too! 🙂

Collective Thinking Blog

Hilary, Deirdre and Ian regularly contribute to other blogs as well as their own.  This months posting challenge over on the Collective Thinking Blog is on ZOMBIES.  It’s a very welcome challenge to say the least!  So far a good few have posted up their work, so here are Ian and Deirdres contributions to it below:



Irish Comic Noodlers

Over at Irish Comic News, we now have 2  of our Longstone artists submitting noodles for the Irish Comic Noodlers weekly offering.  Hilary contributes to the events and general news of ICN on a regular basis, and has been noodling since the IC noodlers got started.  Deirdre recently joined the group on Saturday.

Other artists that contribute to the weekly noodle are Maeve Clancy (Mon), Anthony O’Neill (Weds), Gary Reynolds (Thurs) and Alan Nolan (Fri).  The variety in styles and approaches to each weeks noodle is greatly varied and distinctive, it’s a real mix of talent on display to say the least.

Here’s some previous contributions from Hilary (Deirdres work can’t be displayed elsewhere just yet but you can check out Saturdays posting of 2000ADs Durham Red –

Midnight Sun

Oisin Roche is currently working on a script by Peter called Midnight Sun.  It’s a very stylised piece as Oisins signature is very distinct and suited the tone of the story by Peter completely.  Here is some sample work by Oisin, not related to the current project but it still gives you a sense of how much attention to detail he puts into his work.

For more info and examples of his paintings, please visit :

For more info and examples of Peters writing, please visit : (Free story)



Ian Pettitts contribution to Romantic Comic

A sneak peak at Ians contribution to the up and coming Romantic Mayhem Comic which is due out late Spring.  Gar Shanley is doing a stellar job of organizing it all and thus owning the headaches that go along with the editing and printing of any big project.  Nice one Gar. 🙂