Small Press Panel. L-R: Seamus Kavanagh, Eoin McAuley, Leeann Hamilton, Kinga Korska, Kevin Keane, Hugo Boylan, Paul Bolger, Ciaran Marcantonio.
Photo credit to Paul Carroll of Comix Ireland
We hit up 2016 Dublin Comic Con once again with A Life in Defence. Our original plan was to launch a second book at this event… but Life got in the way. It’s actually kind of funny how different comic creating is at both Professional and Independent level. Secret Wars (2015) saw delays, The Dark Knight III is experiencing delays and so too will Civil War II…
I say the above only to make ourselves feel better. We were disappointed not to have our second book ready but we did take comfort from the many people who stopped by our table to say Hi. Many asked about our next book and while we were sorry to disappoint, it was quite encouraging for us to see so many people eager to see more for us as a collaborative team. Continue reading
Dublin based comic retailer The Big Bang have stocked A Life in Defence!
Copies were made available from Wednesday 30th September 2015 and sat on their new release shelf beside Aquaman. Take a peek below:
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We’re very pleased with our success for A Life in Defence (check out the reviews here) and as we look ahead to dark winter evenings, attention has turned to preparations for Book number 2.
We’re in an odd situation in that we have a script for another comic locked and ready to go… but both Colin and I are in agreement that this particular script would be better suited as Book 3. For any who met us at either Dublin Comic Con or Colin at the Comic City festival in Derry, we said that the story of A Life in Defence is a one-shot and our next books will also be stand alone stories. We’re sticking to that and do have some out-there tales planned for 2016.
Book 2 has started to take shape. I, Seamus, wasn’t able to attend the Comic City festival in Derry as I was abroad but that trip abroad gave me something very useful when it comes to creating comics: 2x 19 hour flights with lots of time to focus on crafting an engaging story. We have the story outline ready and a few key scenes drafted. We’ll focus now on getting the the script complete and will run it through a few drafts to make sure that we’re happy with it. We’ll be aiming for a 2016 launch but while that gives us a lot of time to play with, we’re focused on creating quality material for 2016 and so won’t be taking it easy.
We’re looking forward to creating and we hope you’re looking forward to reading (“,)
Belfast based comic retailer Comic Book Guys have stocked A Life in Defence!
Copies are available from today with the added bonus that they’ll be signed by Illustrator Colin Langan. Comic Book Guys is a great shop with a solid selection of modern comics, back issues and contemporary to retro comic book goodies. If you’re around Belfast, they’re well worth a visit.
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Our printed comics have landed and we are ready for the 2015 Dublin Comic Con. The print quality is exactly what we hoped for. We’ll be in Artists’ Alley at table 20 and are looking forward to hitting our first convention (“,)
A Life in Defence is the first comic by Comics Unlocked team Seamus Kavanagh and Colin Langan. Set to launch at Dublin Comic Con on Saturday 8th August 2015, below is a description of comic and some preview pages:
A Castle lays under siege by an enemy who cannot be appeased with gold. Three individuals within its walls hold the potential to lift the siege.
One has the power.
One has the knowledge.
One has the authority.
Onto whose shoulders will responsibility fall?
Preview pages for A Life in Defence: