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Francis Kaye is an Irish cartoonist/illustrator. He drew 'The West Side' for The Galway Independent for 3 years. He drew the 'Vintage Vinny' strip for 'Vintage Motoring Scene' and 'P.J. the D.J.' for the Galway Observer.

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Will Sliney's Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn, made the Irish Times bestseller list and is Ireland's fastest-selling graphic novel.

Jim Fitzpatrick drew Nuada of the Silver Arm for the Sunday Independent in 1974-75.

Gerry Hunt's At War with the Empire was nominated for Best Irish-published book in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards.

Results are now in on the 2012 Irish Comic News awards!

Barbara Nolan (right), cartoonist and illustrator, died at home in Allihies, West Cork, on 13 August 2012.

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Irish creators abroad[]


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Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney, 2013

Stephen Mooney's pulp adventure serial Half Past Danger launched from IDW in the USA in May 2013.

J. R. Monsell, from Cahirciveen, County Kerry, drew for British nursery comics in the 1900s.

Bryan Coyle has been nominated for the 2013 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his graphic novel Babble.

Irish artist S. W. Cavenagh drew for the British comic The Funny Wonder in the 1890s.

Irish-born cartoonist Joe Doyle drew strips for newspapers in Philadelphia and New Jersey in the 1910s.

Corkman W. Howard Baker was the editor who launched Air Ace Picture Library in 1960, and wrote scripts for many of Fleetway's picture library titles.

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Little Reggie and the Heavenly Twins | The Wrangle Sisters | Rory McConville | Extracurricular Activities | The Mundane Overrated Misadventures of Spudman | J. Louis Smyth | Fizog | Mike Hubbard | Dorothea | Digitek | Peter Hoye | Presidential Material: John McCain | Patrick Hickey | Carnival of Cabbage | Waiting for the Mothership | Monstrum Horrendum | Tag Team | The Iron Moon | Harry McAvinchey

Irish cartooning[]



Alf S. Moore wasn't a cartoonist, but his Belfast-based satirical magazines The Magpie (1898-1902) and Nomad's Weekly (?-1914) provided a venue for cartoonists like Matt Sandford and David Wilson.

Belfast's Brian Spencer draws political cartoons for Slugger O'Toole and the Huffington Post...

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Austin Molloy | The Celebrity Zoo | William Beckett ("Maskee") | William Brunton | Don Conroy | John Byrne | Illuminations: 101 Drawings from Early Irish History | Sean Mac Murchadha | Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell | Jon Berkeley | Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature | The Book of Friers | Riotous Living | James O'Donnell | Bernard Dowd | Oisín | Q.E.D. | Phelim Connolly | The Unkindest Cut

Irish illustrators[]



The Moneylender by Joseph Edelstein, illustrated by Phil Blake, 1908

We've been finding out more about Phil Blake, who, as well as drawing political cartoons for the Weekly Freeman around the turn of the 20th century, illustrated the "controversial and scurrilous" 1908 novel The Moneylender by Joseph Edelstein, depicting Jewish moneylenders in Dublin.

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Basil Temple Blackwood | George Altendorf | Jon Berkeley | Philip Blythe | René Bull | Claude Byrne | Harry Clarke | Henry Edward Doyle | Beatrice Elvery | Jim Fitzpatrick | Richard King | P. J. Lynch | Norah McGuinness | W. C. Mills | George Monks | Seán Slattery | J. Louis Smyth | Hugh Thompson


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