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 www.pettittian.blogspot.ie 

Make sure to check out the interviews and reviews that Peter has been doing the last while for the Norwegian webzine IMHOTEP at www.imhotep.no 

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 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 http://www.superhilbo.blogspot.ie/ 

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

Click on the image to go to free download

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 – www.irishcomicnews.com)

Comic Creator Owned Day

Yesterday was the 1st March and a new buzz around the Creator Owned Day was definitely in full gear.  Lots of people signed up for it and posted stuff on their blogs.  It was brilliant to see such a wide range of stuff out there in various expressions.

Superhilbo got updated on the blog by Hilary, so heres a pic of what was put up on www.superhilbo.blogspot.com and Deirdre has a pic of Beatrice up on http://puredaft-delineavit.blogspot.com/ so we all got a chance to link in with it.

Superhilbo!

Beatrice by Deidre

Panels

Just a quick sneak peak at some of the panels offered up for the Romantic Mayhem Comic from Hilary & Dee.  Ian is contributing too, but it would give too much away trying to cut down one panel as his art is really strong and clean in this comic.

The release date will be up soon enough, as the editing for it is underway.  Big project and big undertaking but worth it. 🙂

Section of page from Hilary

Single Panel from Dee

COMIC BUZZ REVIEW OF 2011

Lovely start to the New Year with 2 of our artists at Longstone being mentioned on the Year in Review on www.comicbuzz.com

Deirdre got a mention in relation to her ‘Clueless’ one off comic which tells the story of two robots and communication breakdown.  It is a quirky little piece that she did up to make available at the cons for 2011 and got some great attention along with ‘Blue Bloke’ which again was a small one off comic done for cons.

Hilarys ‘Superhilbo’ got mentioned too, as two stories were featured in the Irish comic ‘Splunc!’ – Dino Dilemma & Para-abnormal for their summer and autumn editions.

So it is nice to see our work getting a nod in the midst of all the great names being thrown about on the review!  Definitely made us well chuffed. 🙂