Laydeez Doing Comics in Dublin

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The inaugural meeting of Laydeez Do Comics Dublin, which I announced a couple of weeks ago, was on Wednesday night and it was a roaring success! You can see photos and read a report of the event here and Róisín Curé drew throughout the evening to produce this charming illustrated account.

Thanks to engaging presentations by Sarah McIntyre, Alan Nolan, and Maeve Clancy, this also turned out to be a really well-rounded event that had something to offer not just people interested in working in comics but fans of the form as well as creatives in most professions. We were also fortunate to have a delightful audience and a great venue, the fabulous Odessa Club. And C.E. Murphy brought the most amazing ginger snap cookies I’ve ever had the good fortune to taste, so really, what more could we have asked for?

We’ll be arranging another meeting in a few months’ time, probably in September, so watch the skies! Well, and the internet.

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Laydeez Do Comics Dublin

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My fellow writer Maura McHugh and I have been working on a project I’m very happy to announce at last–the establishment of a branch of Laydeez Do Comics in Dublin.

Laydeez Do Comics began as a forum in London in 2009 and has become a network of meetings across the US and UK in such cities as San Francisco, Glasgow, Brighton and more. It is not women-only, though it is led by women.

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Rooftop Bar on the top floor of the Odessa Club, 13 Dame Ct., Dublin 2, and our first guests will be Sarah McIntyre, Alan Nolan, and Maeve Clancy.

The event itself is free. We’ll be asking for a donation of 3-5 euros just to cover costs.

I’m really excited about this, and if you live in Dublin and are an artist or writer and/or have an interest in comics in any way, I hope to meet you there!