From the outside, the comic book community looks like one big, happy family. A closer look reveals the relationships between the various sub-communities in Ireland, the nature of the people involved in bringing together the comic book community as a whole, and explores the notion of just how different the Irish comic book scene is to its American counterparts. From drink-and-draws at a local pub, to largescale conventions across the country, to a small port village in Cork, the community in Ireland is spread far and wide.
Paddy Lynch / Cardboard Press / Dublin Comic Jam / Stray Lines
Paddy is an illustrator and sequential artist based in Dublin. He hosts the Dublin Comic Jam, and cofounded the Comic Labs. He illustrated ‘Big Jim’ (The O’Brien Press) and is co-owner of The Cardboard Press.
Anthea is a sequential artist and cartoonist from Dublin. Her debut graphic novel, ‘The Earthbound God’, was published in 2013. She is currently producing ‘Fate’.
Triona ‘Tree’ Farrell
Tree is a sequential artist and freelance illustrator from Dublin. She is a former member of the Superhero Help Desk, and has produced two comic books; ‘Swords & Sisters’, and ‘Azure Capricorn’.
Stephen Lynch & Tina Branigan
Stephen, AKA Widdle Wade, is a voice-actor by trade, as well as costume and prop-maker. A regular to the convention scene in Ireland, he is also a member of the Emerald Garrison. Tina, AKA Cyanide Kisses, is an alternative model and cosplayer, and coordinator of volunteers at Dublin Comic Con.
Will Sliney is a Cork based artist currently working on Marvel Comics’ ‘SpiderMan 2099’ with Peter David. He has previously worked on ‘Fearless Defenders’ (Marvel) and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (Egmont/Titan). He published his debut graphic novel, ‘Celtic Warrior’, with The O’Brien Press in 2013.
CO/MIX was produced as part of the M.Sc. in Multimedia in DCU, 2014-2015, by Matthew Ashe, Paul Carroll, Darragh O’Riordan, and Ciarán Byrne.
Matt: Matt is a Fine Art graduate from IADT, experienced in video exhibitions, visual effects and 3D animation. He worked as Director of CO/MIX. He runs The VR Agency as its lead producer and editor.
Paul: Paul is an English graduate from Mater Dei, and a freelance writer and multimedia producer. He worked as Producer of CO/MIX. He runs Comix Ireland, and assists in the organisation of the Geek-Mart.
Ciarán: Ciarán is an experienced graphic designer and sound designer. He led the sound engineering and graphic elements of CO/MIX.