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Queller Preview Pages

Hello again guys.

Here for your viewing pleasure is a 2 page preview of Ger Hankey’s other magnificent contribution to ‘Lightning Strike Present…’ entitled “Queller”, written by Dan Wright.

In case you haven’t already seen it, our Editor-In-Chief Eoin McAuley wrote a seasonal ‘Letter from the Editor‘ post for the site which you can check out here. So from everyone at Lightning Strike Comics, we’d just like to say Thank You for supporting us these past few months and we look forward to producing an amazing comic for you all to enjoy next year. To all our readers and supporters, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Queller Page 1 Line Art

Queller Page 2 Line Art


Hybrid Preview Pages

Hey guys.

As promised here’s some preview pages of Ger Hankey’s ‘Hybrid’, coming to you as part of ‘Lightning Strike Presents…’ in the new year. Ger’s working on one other story for us as part of the anothology called ‘Queller’, which we’ll posting some previews of later in the week. If you wanna check out some more of Ger’s work be sure to head on over to ‘Sketch Paddys‘, where you can also see work from some of our other artists including Cormac Hughes and Robert Carey. Rob and Ger were also nominated in The Arcade’s 2011 Reader’s Choice awards.

Hybrid Page 1 Line Art

Hybrid Page 2 Line Art

Christmas Letter from The Editor; Eoin McAuley

Seasons Greetings Everybody!
 Well it’s that festive time of year again. A time for giving, a time for thanks and a time to fall into a self-induced over-fed turkey coma. 2011 has been a busy year, to say the least, for Lightning Strike. From poster campaigns to a mini-convention circuit we’ve covered a lot of ground (not bad for just 5 months work eh?). But believe me when I say we haven’t even started.
 In 2012 you folks can look forward to the release of our premier anthology magazine Lightning Strike Presents. This magazine will have something for everybody whether your tastes include fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk or historical epics (and that’s not even naming all the different types of genres included in the magazine). For all the latest developments on Lightning Strike Presents please keep your eye on this very website or checkout our Twitter and Facebook page.
 Of course everything that Lightning Strike has done so far and plans to do in the future wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many local conventions and shops. On the behalf of everyone involved with Lightning Strike I wish to thank everyone involved with;
  • Octocon
  • Dublin City Toy and Comic Mart
  • Dublin City Comics
  • The Big Bang
  • Sub City
Their advice and support has been much appreciated. Above all I wish to thank all of our fans who follow our Facebook and website updates regularly. They’re the real heroes of the story.
Heading into 2012 there’s a lot of talk about doom and gloom; cuts this, budget that blah, blah, blah. But if Lightning Strike has proved anything it is no matter how dire things may look as long as people are willing to band together and work towards a common goal, no matter how big or small that goal might be, progress can and will be made. As the saying goes;
“It is always better to light but one candle than to curse the darkness”.
Wishing you all the very best this Christmas,
Eoin McAuley.
Editor-In-Chief and Publisher.

Canon Law Preview Post

Hey guys,

Just a little update to let you all know that Lightning Strike Comics will be making an appearance at 2 conventions next year in the UK. On May 19th-20th we’ll be at Kapow! in London alongside the like of Mark Millar and Jonathan Ross. We’ll also be attending Hi-Ex, partially organized by our very own Richmond Clements and Vicky Stonebridge. So if you fancy coming along, or have any friends living in the UK attending, be sure to tell ’em to come by and have a look at ‘Lightning Strike Presents’ and Dublin City Comics table.

With that all out of the way, here’s another little taster for you. Here’s the first page (uncoloured) of Canon Law by James Looney and Robert Carey.

Canon Law Preview Page


First Page Preview of Brian Boru!

Hey guys,

As promised, here’s a preview of the first page of ‘Brian Boru’, a comic written by the phenomenally talented Richmond Clements with art by the wonderful Cormac Hughes. Just to keep you guys keen to see the finished product, this is a simple draft without colour, so be sure to pick up a copy of Lightning Strike Presents’ in the new year to see the finished product.

Brian Boru Inks Pg 1

If you want to see more work from our fantastic artists just head on over to the SketchPaddy’s blog. More previews are on the way this week so keep coming back guys!

Full Page Previews Coming This Week!

Hello all!

Sorry if we’ve been a bit quiet these past few weeks. All our writers and artists have been buckling down and working day and night to make sure ‘Lighting Strike Presents…’ is ready for print within the New Year. But naturally, we didn’t wanna leave you guys in the dark for too long, so be sure to come back here this week for exclusive previews of the line art from some our projects, like Canon Law, Brian Boru and A Clockwork Universe.

We’re also working on bringing the comic to a number of conventions next year so we’ll be releasing details of those soon too.

Hope everyone is enjoying the start of the festive season and we’ll be back in a few days with some exclusive line-art.