Thursday, September 17, 2009


Don't that look nice?

I'm happy to report the Eclectic Micks sketchbook is on it's way.

Ages back at one of the Dublin cons, the idea was suggested that all us Irish lads working in comics should organize and put together a group sketchbook, since there was a decent group of us. Plans were made and of course, they fell by the wayside. Everyone was busy, and yet-another-project was a tough thing to add to an already busy plate for all. However, a few months ago we managed to organize ourselves into running a group blog, the Eclectic Micks blog, where we all contributed a sketch a week. Because of that output, we now have the material for the sketchbook we were originally planning on.

So, i'm delighted to say we've now compiled a 120 page sketchbook to be released in time for the British International Comics Show in October. Hopefully, then we'll organize an Irish launch soon after. Then, maybe be able to sell it online. I personally would love it if we had such a sketchbook every year, compiling the best of the material from the blog.

So, keep checking in here and on the Micks blog for news on the sketchbook. I personally can't wait to get my hands on a copy.



jon haward said...

great idea , by the way have a great time at bics :-)

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks Jon; shame you won't be there.


luke f said...

I assume this`ll be launched for us
bog trotting paddies at the yoke in November?

Can`t wait to get my hands on it.Lovely cover.

Declan Shalvey said...

Hey Luke. Glad you'd like a copy. Dunno if there's real interest in the book but sure, we'll see how it goes.

Actually, it won't be launched at the November yoke; we'll probably organize somethin separate ourselves around the same time