BOOKS DEBUTING AT DCAF

     

Permanent Press by Luke Healy

Luke is depressed, afflicted by a severe case of metaphoritis and deadlines that don't really exist.

Afraid of being forgotten by the comics community and unable to find motivation in anything besides jealousy, he sets out to create an award-winning comic that will remedy all of his problems.

Exploring themes of art and existence through worlds of worlds and numbers, Luke Healy's new graphic novel includes the Ignatz and Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize nominated story, 'The Unofficial Cuckoo's Nest Study Companion.'

Luke Healy is a graduate of Dublin City University, where he studied journalism, and The Center for Cartoon Studies where he earned an MFA in Cartooning.


     

Happy Life

We will be debuting the first issue of Happy Life. Happy Life is a Dublin based comedy oriented omnibus, featuring an intercontinental collection of comics from Ireland and abroad. The theme of the first issue is ‘Drugs’ - a loose motif which the artists base their work around (soon to be followed by the “Sex” and “Rock ’n’ Roll” issues). Utilising a combination of traditional and digital techniques, this diverse collection of work amalgamates into a magical trip for the reader. The vibes are major.


  

3 Moons on Como Lake by Kate Kavanagh

3 Moons on Como Lake is a tale of many journeys to one destination


     

The Dark Souls Adventures by Ken Mahon

Back in 2013, Ken beat the video game Dark Souls over the course of 3 weeks and decided a full adaptation of his experience was in order. That took 8 months to finish and released on clockworkpandas.com. 5 years later, on the cusp of the remastered version of Dark Souls, he has gone back and "remastered" the original comics for an exclusive print release. See him die over and over again, but this time in your sweaty, calloused hands.


     

Powder & Oil by Mot Collins

Powder & Oil is a minimalist illustration zine by Mot Collins that explores elements and rituals of hyper-femininity via a cracked irreverent lens.


     

Portal by Alan Worrall and Cillian McDonald

Portal is the story of a girl attempting to make sense of a world she does not feel a part of. Led by forces outside her control, Cara finds herself in a place more at home to her. Here, with the help of the Ogham Trees and her Grandmother. Cara will navigate her way through forces worldly and otherworldly and discover truths about herself and the realities around her.

PAST DEBUTS

October, 2017