Hey guys. So last week we hit a bunch of sci-fi and comic cons around Dublin’s city centre and while we were there, the guys from Boomstick came along to check things out and films a few VT’s.
Here’s the first of our videos from that week, starting with some of the guys at Dublin’s Toy and Comic Mart. Hope ya like it!
Just a short post on how we got featured in on Irish Comic News for the second time in 2 weeks. Here’s a link to their article on our Promotional Campaign.
A number of our artists/writers even got nominated for ICN awards and we’ll post a full list once I get my hands on it.
Stay tuned because we’re also looking for have our first promo video up online by tomorrow morning.
Richmond Clements is writing an Irish historical epic based on the story of Brian Boru with art by the wonderful Cormac Hughes. Here’s an example of some of the illustrations. You can check out Richmond’s blog at http://richwriting.blogspot.com/
Also, thanks to everyone who dropped by to our table and panels at Octocon and Dublin Toy and Comic Mart last weekend. We hoped you liked what you saw and we promise much more in the future. Stay tuned to the site for some videos from the con which should be up within the week.
We’ve literally just finished up our panel discussion at Dublin Toy & Comic Mart in Wynn’s Hotel on Lower Abbey St, and we’ll be here all day!
Don’t forget we’ll be at Octoton tomorrow from 10am at the Camden Court Hotel. Looking forward to seeing y’all
The Lightning Strike Crew
Written by James Looney and illustrated by Rob Carey, Canon Law is a comic y’all should be dying to get your hands on! We decided to tease you a bit with this one so here’s some fantastic artwork by the very talented Mr.Carey. Be sure to check back here later on this week to see some exclusive plot details about this story and don’t forget that we’ll be at Dublin’s Toy and Comic Mart this Saturday (15th Oct) at Wynn’s Hotel, and Octocon this Sunday at the Camden Court Hotel. Hope to see you there!
Written by Chris Duffy and illustrated by Shane Roban, Draculwing is yet another exciting story you guys can look forward to seeing more off. Click below to see some of Shane’s brilliant work on the lead character, Grail.
Draculwing – Plot Synopsis
In a world overrun with demonic forces, a lone warrior takes it upon himself to end the threat once and for all. Equipped with only his trusty Draculwing Blade, Grail must reach his king before the demon prince, Blazebrood does and vanquish the foul beast once and for all. The lengths he will go to will surprise even Grail and the origin of the Draculwing myth will be told and place the set pieces for future stories to be released unto the unsuspecting public.
Hey guys! So this is a pretty big week for all of us here in Lightning Strike HQ. We’ll have Doc heading over to the States to big us up at New York Comic Con, while the rest of us will be working away at home getting ready for this weekend. On Saturday 15th October, we’ll have a booth round at Dublin’s Comic and Toy Mart at Wynn’s Hotel on Lwr Abbey St, and on Sunday 16th October, we’ll be hosting a small panel at Octocon, Dublin’s premiere annual sci-fi and convention being held in the Camden Court Hotel. We’ll be selling merch, doing sketches, answering questions, the whole shabang, so be sure to pop along if you’re free.
In the meantime, here’s a promo flyer designed by Eddie McElroy for the magazine featuring the lead characters from some of the stories you’ll soon be reading about in SHOCK!
Monkey of Oz is written by Liam Browne and drawn by Daryl Cox. This will be available early next year and printed in the anthology which you will be able to hold in your actual hands! Click below to see an image of Daryl’s flying monkey.
Monkey of Oz Plot Synopsis
Our story is set in the Land of Oz, in the western country known as The Vinkus, or Winkie Kingdom. Dorothy Gale, Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman & the Cowardly Lion have travelled there at the behest of the great & powerful Wizard of Oz. Their goal: to end the evil reign of the Wicked Witch of the West. Enlisting the help of the townsfolk, Dorothy & her companions stage an uprising.
The Wicked Witch’s troops are caught completely off guard! Try as they might, the Armed Guard & Winged Monkeys alone are unable to quell the rebellion, so the witch deploys her most feared combatants, the Warrior Monkeys. This troop of primates, highly trained in a variety of martial arts disciplines & ruthless in their methods, aim to stem the rebel tide by any means necessary. We follow this battle from the perspective of Monkey, one of the elite warriors.
Their success will see the Wicked Witch maintain her grip on the citizens of the Winkie Kingdom. Their failure will mean the end of her tyrannical reign.
Who will be victorious, & what will become of those who fail?
Written by Stephen Carey and illustrated by Rob Carey, Reality Watch is a supernatural thriller we’ll be releasing as a bonus online story in the digital version of the magazine. Here’s a synopsis of the plot plus some promotional artwork from our much-anticipated new story.
Every so often reality glitches or malfunctions and must be repaired. Reality Watch is a group of people in charge of fixing these glitches which can range from anything like a man who can now fly, to a giant praying mantis becoming president of America. Nate Quinn is the man Reality Watch send in to use his powers and undo these mistakes.
Nate is one of the few people born different from everyone else. He was born with the potential to bend reality to his will in almost any way possible. However, this ability can only be unlocked by the Reality Watch team if they choose to do so. Although Nate has the ability to manipulate reality, he must always put things back the way they were. In addition, Nate can’t manipulate reality the same way too often or reality becomes confused, so for each mission he must come up with new ways to use his powers. If Nate ever abuses his ability, it will be taken away from him and another candidate will be chosen.
Here’s some exclusive artwork from another one of our projects. Ciarán Marcantonio & Cormac Hughes are the duo behind this steampunk styled time-traveling epic. We’ll be releasing a plot synopsis and maybe 1 or 2 snippets of the original script later on in the week, so keep checking back!
‘Queller’ is the name of an upcoming title in our anthology written by Dan Wright. Here’s a little teaser of what the plot will be like. Enjoy!
You’ve somehow managed to stumble onto the official website for Dublin based comic-anthology, Lightning Strike. Congratulations, you’re in for a treat.
Lightning Strike was established in autumn of 2011 by Eoin McAuley. With the help of Dublin City Comic’s & Collectables located on Bolton Street, and online pop-culture-centric podcast, Boomstick, we plan on creating an exciting and innovative comic book anthology.
Over the coming months we’ll be updating the website with artwork, scripts, story lines and news regarding our progress.
And just to whet your appetite a teeny bit more, here’s some exclusive artwork from one of our upcoming online stories, Hybrid.