Caught in the orbit of a near-life experience, Tallaght-man Tom Bennett is hurtling toward a hard truth or two. For this spacer, the star wars are well and truly over.
With titles such as Negotiating The Beast and Sad Chemistry, John Robbins has been luring slice-of-life comics into uncommonly-familiar territory since the nineties. He has published both comics and prose short stories in several magazines and anthologies - most notably Emerald Eye: The Best Irish Imaginative Fiction (Aeon Press, 2005) - and has worked as a letterer for US comics imprints such as Dark Horse and Bluewater. Unlucky Unlikely is his first graphic novella.
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In one way or another the characters in these short stories could do with pulling themselves together.
Philip Barrett has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title Matter and contributing to numerous anthologies. His illustrations and comics have appeared in publications as diverse as Rabble and the Irish Times. Philip helped get the ball rolling on the regular Dublin Comic Jam.
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To celebrate the launch of the first two titles from Blackshapes books, for a limited time get both books plus a personalised note* for a special price.
See here for myriad samples of past notes.
Blackshapes Books was created by Philip Barrett in 2014 to publish book length graphic fiction from Ireland and elsewhere.
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