I just saw this photo from Ireland's Children's Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey
; the monsters we made with Hervé Tullet
are popping up everywhere! Are you in Ireland next week? Come draw with us!
Here's the schedule of events by Dublin Writers Festival
, Children's Books Ireland
and Laydeez Do Comics
, have a browse. If there's anyone you know who might be interested in coming along, please do give them a nudge! Good times ahead. Superheroes Eclipsed! Pushing the Boundaries of ComicsI'll be chairing a panel discussion with Irish comics creators Alan Nolan and Rory McConville as part of 'Rebels and Rulebreakers', Children's Book Ireland's Annual Conference 2013 Details here
.Saturday, 18th May
Location: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Market, Dublin 7.Monster Draw-Off!
School events at Coolock Library, Walkinstown Library, The Base Ballyfermot
Mon, 20 May - Tues, 21 MayGetting Drawn Into Professional Illustration
I'll be taking part with an international team of illustrators in a panel discussion for adults about routes into illustration. Including Hervé Tullet (France), Niamh Sharkey (Laureate na nÓg, Ireland), Sara Fanelli (Italy) and me (England). Details here
. SOLD OUTTuesday, 21st May
Location: The ArkMassive Monster Doodle with Sarah McIntyre, Niamh Sharkey & Hervé TulletDrawing invades Temple Bar as Meeting House Square is transformed with large rolls of paper and art supplies. Grab an oil pastel in your favourite colour and jump head first into our large scale communal drawing session led by French picture book creator and illustrator Hervé Tullet. Work with your classmates to create a whole new universe of scary monsters! Suitable for 2nd – 4th class pupils. Details here
. Tickets for school events are FREE, but booking essential, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgWednesday, 22nd May and Thurs, 23 May
Location: Meeting House Square or The Ark (weather dependent)Monster Comic Jam with Sarah McIntyre, Steve Simpson & Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
Duration Time Create your own huge monster comic and let it loose on Temple Bar! Comic book artist Sarah McIntyre will be on hand to inspire the scariest monsters you can think of! Suitable for 2nd – 4th class pupils. Details here
. Tickets for school events are FREE, but booking essential, contact email@example.comWednesday, 22nd May and Thursday, 23 May
Location: Meeting House Square or The Ark (weather dependent)Laydeez Do Comics
Speaking with Maeve Clancy and Alan Nolan in Ireland's first Laydeez Do Comics meeting! All welcome (not just ladies, Alan is not a lady as far as I know)! Details here
.Wednesday, 22nd May
Location: The Rooftop Bar, 3rd floor, Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
And there's lots more going on! Check out the Dublin Writers Festival
website for the full programme. Twitter!
: You can follow us at Dublin Writers Festival - @dubwritersfest
- Children's Books Ireland - @KidsBooksIrel
- Niamh Sharkey - @sharkeytweets
and two guys who will be in the thick of things, David Maybury - @davidmaybury
and Tom Donegan - @tom_donegan
- and me - @jabberworks