Press Release: Life Signs

“From alien warfare to genetic engineering, to the hazards of time travel and to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Four stories of sterling science fiction. Are we alone in the universe? No, life signs have been detected….”

On the 13th of June, Cork-based comic publisher Turncoat Press will be launching their second comic book. “LIFE SIGNS”.

LIFE SIGNS is a 24 page book containing 4 science fiction stories written and illustrated by local talent. It’s a diverse collection that encompasses comedy, drama and an epic narrative sweep. The comic will be available at the launch on June 13th in the Franciscan Well in Cork city, from 2-8pm. The event will have artists from the book available to sign and sketch for the crowd. There will also be a live drawing from acclaimed local artist Gary McShane and several other local publishers in attendance selling their own books, prints and artwork.

After the launch, LIFE SIGNS will be available to buy, or download, from

Keep up to date with the release of Life Signs and for other events including where it will be on sale in the future by following Turncoat Press on Facebook and Twitter and at

Turncoat Press are a Cork city based comics publisher, whose first book, “I’m Awake, I’m Alive” was launched in June of last year to great success and has since completely sold out.

Cover art by Nathan Stockman (artist on Image Comics Reyn series). Cover colours by Chris O’Halloran.

Story: Inheritance
Written and Lettered by Colin O’Mahoney, art by Kevin Keane and colours from Chris O’Halloran.

Story: Taking Its Toll
Written by Emmet O’Brien, art and lettering by Charlie Aabø and colours by Frank M.Cuonzo.

Story: Splice Things Up
Written by Emmet O’Brien, art by Podge Daly, colours by Aileen Cudmore and lettering by Joe Griffin.

Story: Terrafractum
Written by Shane Ormond, art and colours by Chris O’Halloran and lettering by Colin O’Mahoney.