Posts Tagged ‘talks’

November Lucky Dozen

17th October 2014

We’re pleased to announce another in our Lucky Dozen series of talks created exclusively for our members.

This time the topic is:

Writing for Comic Books by Maura McHugh

Date 7pm on Thursday, 6 November
Venue: WGI Office, Arthouse, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

At the moment there is a trend to write comics with the aim to create a visual product to sell as a movie adaptation. While screenwriting and comic book writing share a number of commonalities, they also have specific differences both in format and technique. Maura will discuss the basics of the form, the ins and outs of working in this industry, as well as offering some pointers for those who are considering writing in this medium.

To book a place at this talk, please email our main address listed below by 30 October with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line – this talk is open only to current members of the WGI.

As always, it’s first-come, first-served, so respond quickly to get one of the twelve slots going!

Maura McHugh lives in Galway and has just finished co-writing a comic book series called Witchfinder: The Secrets of Unland with Kim Newman for Dark Horse Comics in the USA. She has also written comics for Atomic Diner in Ireland – one of the titles, Jennifer Wilde, has been nominated for both an Eagle Award and a British Fantasy Award. Maura also writes prose (with two short story collections published in the USA), and wrote a section of a horror anthology play which had a sold-out run in the West End in London.

ISA Con 2011

5th January 2011

ISA Con2011

An animation and games conference for Students and Industry Professionals, called ISA Con 2011, will be taking place tomorrow and Friday:

Date: Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January
Time: Daytime Sessions 9am – 4pm; Evening Session 7pm – 10pm
Venues: Daytime Sessions Anna Brett Hall, Media Building, Ballyfermot College of Further Education; Evening Session The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Cost: Daytime ticket €20; Evening ticket €10; Combined €25
Ticket Sales: Administrative Offices, Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Daytime Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10am: Niall de Burca – Storytelling

10 – 12pm: Marec Fritzinger (Production Designer and Art Director) – Layout Workshop

1 – 3pm: Tony White (Animator and Author) – Workshop on Walks – ‘Generic’, ‘Stylized’ and ‘Personality-based’

3 – 4pm: Graham Gallagher (Animation and Concept Supervisor) – The Production Pipeline, what companies expect from you and what’s your day-to-day role

Friday 7th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10.30am: Tobias Schwarz (Independent Story Artist) – The Budget is Tight, dealing with the business side of working as an animation artist

10.30 – 12.30pm: Marec Fritzinger – Art Direction Workshop

12.30 – 1.30pm: Greg Maguire (CEO, Zoogloo; Prof of Visual Communications, University of Ulster) – 3D Creature Development

2 – 3pm: Tony White – Jumping Through Hoops – Guidelines on getting into the animation industry

3 – 4pm: Adam Burke (Animator, Pixar Animation Studios) – The Making of Pixars ‘Day & Night’

Evening Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talk and Panel Discussion

7 – 8pm: Adam Burke, The Pixar Experience

8 – 10pm: Panel Discussion chaired by Tomm Moore (Creative Director, Cartoon Saloon); Panel guests: Adam Burke, Tony White, Marec Fritzinger and Graham Gallagher

For more information contact

Martina Reid –
Gareth Lee –

Culture Night 2010

22nd September 2010

Culture Night 2010: What Will You See?

Just a reminder that Culture Night 2010 is taking place in venues all over Ireland this Friday evening, the 24th of September, 2010.

Arts and cultural organisations in 20 towns and cities around the country will open their doors to the public until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances.

There should be something to suit everyone, so get out and avail of the fantastic cultural scene in Ireland.