FCBD At Enniskillen Comic Fest
Irish self-publishers and creatives have donated works to the public as part of Enniskillen Comic Fest on Free Comic Book Day this coming weekend.
The move came about after the retirement of the Black Panel, a Belfast-based outlet set up by Paddy Brown and co-managed with Andy Luke (who provided the details of this giveaway). The distributors took comics to twenty markets between 2009-2011, set up online ordering in 2012 and briefly ran a store in Belfast’s Haymarket Arcade in 2013. paddybrown.co.uk andy-luke.com
“Closing up over the last year, a lot of creators asked us to just give their books away. I was gobsmacked; Rob Curley and Bob Neilson’s donations are particularly sizeable. So much variety. There’s such a lot of work gone into these comics and the generosity the creators are showing are further marks of true artistry,” says Andy.
Over two hundred Irish books are available including:
DubCity Comics Presents, donated by artist Alan ‘DubCity’ Nolan.
Daddy’s Rules; Father Further Investigates; Spell Maffia, V1 Comics and Aeon Press, donated by writer Bob Neilson, featuring art by Carlos Devisia, Denise O’Moore and John Lee. http://www.albedo1.com/
Machines, Miracles or Magic? Donated by Lee Grace, this valuable collection features 12 other creatives including Chris Judge, Liam Stack, John Robbins and Eoin Coveney, himself a guest at the event. https://www.behance.net/gallery/353050/Machines-Miracles-or-Magic
Freakshow; Atomic Rocket Group 66, Atomic Diner. Our largest batch of comics have been donated by Rob Curley, includes art by Stephen Thompson, Stephen Mooney, Bob Byrne, Declan Shalvey and Will Sliney. http://atomicdiner.com/
The Wren, original series, donated by Jason Connor. By Kirwan, Teeling and Roe. http://www.buttonpresspublications.com/
Church of Hell; The Dead, Beserker Comics. Donated by Ryan Brown. With art by Brown Brothers Ryan, Andy and Adam, along with Simon Bisley, Wayne Nichols and Glenn Fabry. Guest of Honour Alan Grant writing. http://www.berserkerart.com/
Fish for Fish, given by writer Gareth Hanrahan, art by Edel Ryder. http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product_info.php?products_id=62209
On top of these contributions, the Enniskillen Comic Fest have purchased a broad variety of Free Comic Book Day specials for fest-goers.
Enniskillen Comic Fest Community https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen-Comic-Fest-1030761763641321/
Black Panel Blog http://theblackpanel.blogspot.co.uk/