The “family fun day” event is run by Avalon Arts, a collective organising workshops, alternative and craft fairs and music performances. The site is a good one: Haymarket Arcade is located at the bottom of the central
Eoin McAuley (Editor-Publisher)
Eoin McAuley is the producer of a genre-spanning beautifully coloured comics anthology. “Lightning Strike Presents” compiles some of Ireland’s freshest yet fully realised comics talents. Eoin will be travelling from Dublin with two contributors with copies of Issue 1 for autographing and sketching, some exclusive sneak peak material from their upcoming issue #2, and the video game project they’re working on with CRG.
Ciaran Marcantonio (Writer)
Ciaran Marcantonio is the writer of A Clockwork Universe for Lightning Strike, and an un-produced Highlander book with Dynamite Comics and the late Bill Panzer. Ciaran was noted as one of the most promising new faces on the Irish scene, during his recent interview with the 2d podcast.
Daryl Cox (Artist)
Joining Eoin and Ciaran on their trip to the North is Daryl Cox, artist on Monkey of Oz, a strip about a flying monkey set in L. Frank Baum’s Oz mythology. Eoin will be present on the day to talk about his experiences with Lightning Strike, and comics in general.
Darrin O’ Toole (Writer)
Darrin O’Toole is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. He has written “Tales from the Void” for DOT Comics, which was showcased to great acclaim at both D.I.C.E. and Thoughtbubble in Leeds. Darrin was runner up for the Dundee Comics Prize and his most recent published work is ‘The Amazing Mr. X” for DC Thomson, which also launched at Thoughtbubble. Upcoming releases include “Singularity” & “Bodyjocks” which are both in the Markosia published “British Showcase Anthology” ,”Earthruler”, “Lady Babylon: An Occult Romance” as well as the science fiction novel “The Pantheon Bell”.
- Avalon Arts Comics Fayre, Haymarket Arcade, off Royal Avenue, Belfast is on Sunday December 9th, and open to the public between 12-6pm, with comics art exhibition open for the following week. Admission is free and the Facebook event page is here.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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