ComicsWEST is upon us!

Posted: November 11, 2011 by comicbooksociety in Uncategorized

Just a reminder folks, tomorrow is ComicsWEST! So grab your brains, eyes, ears and hands, as you’ll need them all to take in some of the finest in Irish Comic Books!

The run down for the day is as follows:

Galway has yet another cultural event on the map! The NUI Galway Comic Book society has teamed up with a plethora of comic book writers, artists and shops to bring the West of Ireland its very own Comic Book event, complete with workshops, comic book reading area, film/cartoon screenings and of course…..plenty of tea and biscuits!

The main event of the day will be a comics fair, featuring stalls from artists, writers and shops from all over the country, running from 12p.m. to 6p.m. Also running at this time will be art & writing workshops, an open library area with access to the society’s comic book library AND an all day screening session of some classic underwear-over-pants cinema.

Stalls from:
SubCity Comics (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000186630529&sk=wall)
Martin Myler
Atomic Diner (http://www.atomicdiner.com/)
Hibernia Comics (http://hiberniabook.blogspot.com/)
Stephen Kearney (The Man With No Libido/Quiet Hell Comics –http://www.quiethell.com/)
Uproar Comics (http://www.uproarcomics.co.uk/)
Andrew Luke (http://andyluke.livejournal.com/)
Paddy Brown (The Cattle Raid of Cooley – http://paddybrown.co.uk/)

Q&A Session with:
Maura McHugh (Atomic Diner Comics – Roisin Dubh & Jennifer Wilde) – (http://www.splinster.com/)
Paddy Brown
Michael Carroll (Various work including 2000AD [Judge Dredd] –http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/)
Andrew Luke

The Q&A will run from 8p.m. to 10p.m. with probable drinks after (Location TBC)
Other potential interactivities for you to enjoy:
Comcs & Science presentation with our own David Burdon
Drawing class with Andy Luke
All day screenings of 90’s comics related cartoons, such as X-Men, Batman & Spiderman
Open access to the NUIG Comic Book Society Library, a comfy area in which to read and unlimited access to our tea and biscuit stash!

For more info on the above writers, we highly recommend you check out The Irish Comics Wiki (http://irishcomics.wikia.com/), for a comprehensive run down of each writer/artist/studios work to date

So come on down to the Bailey Allen Hall in Áras na MacLéinn from 12p.m. to 10p.m. on November 12th, and be guaranteed to gain an insight into the world of Irish Comic Books!

(Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213417173027511709126.0004b0d86218b2de1e9f1&msa=0)

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