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Category Archives: Greannáin (Comics)

Hugogate Or The Hugo Awards, Sad Puppies And Rabid Puppies

When I was growing up in Ireland during the 1980s and ’90s possessing a passion for Science-Fiction almost inevitably led one to holding Left or Centre-left beliefs. Before I became interested in politics proper … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Some Fan News

I know that quite a few of my readers are “fangirls” with an interest in all aspects of geek culture (literature, art, movies, games and so on) so it would be … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

Saltire: Ionnsaigh, The First Scottish Language Graphic Novel

A quick break away from politics with news of the release of Saltire: Ionnsaigh, the first graphic novel in the Scottish (Gaelic) language, which is due to be launched at the … Continue reading

July 31, 2014

Cultus Obscuram – Mr Rossi, Signor Rossi

Sometimes looking back at Ireland in the 1970s and ‘80s I wonder if the entire nation was quite right in the head. It was a truly surreal time. Forget the … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Atmo-Craft, Colin Wilson

During a quick discussion over on CLR in relation to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Sci-Fi series “Firefly” I was reminded of the New Zealand comics’ artist Colin Wilson and the incredibly realistic … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cultus Obscuram – Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

The old cliché “…so bad it’s good” springs to mind when one watches the 1975 cinematic release “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze”. Based upon the eponymous 1930s’ pulp magazine … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Even A Fanboy Has His Limits

Is it just me or is there now a dearth of thoughtful and well-informed websites and blogs on the genre worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy literature? Oh yes, the banner-heavy, … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

An Irish Equivalent For Geek Or Otaku?

I was recently asked if there is an Irish word that is the equivalent of the Anglo-American term Geek or its Japanese near-equivalent Otaku (おたく/オタクおたく/オタク). I couldn’t think of anything … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 17 Comments

Fight The Power! An Interview With The Authors

In the 18th and 19th centuries one of the more popular forms of protest against authoritarian governments or regimes was through the publication of satirical illustrations or short picture stories … Continue reading

March 5, 2014

That Alan Moore Interview

The Ard Rí of Irish Sci-Fi and Fantasy fandom, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, has managed to secure a lengthy Q&A with the elusive and frankly legendary British comics writer Alan Moore … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Death Dealer, Frank Frazetta

The name of Frank Frazetta will conjure up for many some of the most luscious and artistically accomplished Fantasy art to have been produced over the last 60 years. From … Continue reading

October 11, 2013

Grant Morrison – From Batman To Wonder Woman

The New Statesman carries a long interview by Laura Sneddon with Grant Morrison, the well-regarded Scottish comics’ writer closely associated with the reboots of such classic American superhero titles as … Continue reading

September 17, 2012

Irish Books For Irish Children – A Success Story

The Irish publishing industry has always struggled against the domination of the book market here by overseas English-language publishers, particularly those from Britain. The effective “dumping” of British titles on … Continue reading

December 21, 2011

Alan Moore And The League In 1969

The Guardian holds an excellent Q&A with comics’ writer Alan Moore, one of the modern doyens of the genre, focusing in particular on his series of comics and graphic novels beginning with … Continue reading

July 25, 2011

ICN – Irish Comics News Launches

Some good news for Ireland’s small but loyal army of comic fans. A new dedicated comics’ site, ICN (Irish Comics News) is now up and running. Lots of interesting news pieces, articles and links … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

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