Detailed Portfolio

 

2018

Lost on the Water

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River Lee Stories issue 2. An anthology of three stories centred around Cork, and the River Lee. The central story follows an explorer as he ventures into The Gearagh in search of the lost city of Anaheim. Two back up stories are also included. ‘One-Eyed Liar’ spins a wonderful tale of Cork’s past, and the historic Shandon Bell Tower. ‘Cork 2072′, on the other hand, is set in a haunting, drowned future of the city of Cork, where answer from the past are sought.

Writer/Artist/Letterer: Keith Kennedy
Writer ‘One Eyed Liar’: Liam Hughes
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney

 

The Guards Vol. 2 ‘Shackles from his Heart’ (North Press Comic/Rogue Comics)

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The second act of The Guards trilogy. Two years in the making, Shane Ormond and Kevin Keane’s follow up to the acclaimed first volume continues their dark, supernatural crime saga. Set in Dublin, vol. 2 continues Kate’s journey into the world of lost spirits and vengeance. Meanwhile, her former partner Matt’s journey takes a dark turn that will ultimately throw them back together.

Writer: Shane Ormond
Artist: Kevin Keane
Letterer: Alice Coleman
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Published by: North Press Comics/Rogue Comics

 

Dem Bones – Part 2 (Two Pugs Publishing)

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The follow up to Dem Bones Part 1 (obviously enough), concluding the first of Bo & Sam’s adventures, wherein they battle great evils ranging from demons to the bureaucracy of a government agency.  It is an outlandish mix of humour, horror, crime, and capers, with exceptional artwork by Fiona Boniwell, that brilliantly balances the drama and humour of the book.

Writer/Letterer: Ray Roche
Artist: Fiona Boniwell
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Published by: Two Pugs Publishing

 

Dem Bones – Part 1 (Two Pugs Publishing)

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This was my second collaboration with Dublin-based writer Ray Roche. Part one of a two part story, this follows detectives Bo & Sam of the Supernatural & Superhero Detectives Division of the Garda Siochana (Ireland’s police force). It is an outlandish mix of humour, horror, crime, and capers, with exceptional artwork by Fiona Boniwell, that brilliantly balances the drama and humour of the book.

Writer/Letterer: Ray Roche
Artist: Fiona Boniwell
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Published by: Two Pugs Publishing

 

Word Down South (Cork Comic Creators)

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After four years of anthologies, the Cork Comic Creators published a ‘best-of’ compilation, to showcase the incredible breadth of talent in the Rebel County. Featuring stories from previous books, and the group’s Tumblr, the anthology was tied together with a brand-new cover by Joe Griffin.

Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Letterer: Various
Cover Artist: Joe Griffin
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney and Emmett O’ Brien
Published by: Cork Comic Creators

 

Soma: Eden (Two Pugs Publishing)

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Editing work on this book was shared by myself and Ciarán Marcantonio. It is one-shot sci-fi comic, and the first publication from Two Pugs Publishing. Soma: Eden is an imaginative and gripping story, but it was the strong theme, and powerful emotional weight of Ray’s writing that drew me to the project. Michael’s artwork provided a wonderful retro feel, and did justice to the power of the story.

Writer/Letterer: Ray Roche
Artist: Michael Arbuthnot
Cover Artist: Fiona Boniwell
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney and Ciarán Marcantonio
Published by: Two Pugs Publishing

 

Teen Graphic Novel 2017 (Cork City Libraries)

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I was the story editor for this book, and ran a series of workshops with the participants.
This project is run by Cork City Libraries in order to get teenagers involved in the creation process of a comic. I was the story editor on this graphic novel. I reviewed story submissions, and after selecting entrants, ran a series of workshops to develop their story ideas into full comic book scripts. Those scripts were then paired with artists, under guidance from art editor Alan Corbett, and comic stories from 4-6 pages in length were produced. Myself and Alan Corbett then produced the book to a professional standard, and it was launched during Cork World Book Festival.

Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney and Alan Corbett
Cover: Kaela Linehan Brady
Published by: Cork City Libraries

 

 

2016

 

The Guards Vol. 1 ‘Scales from her Eyes’ (North Press Comics)

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I worked as editor on The Guards.
The Guards is a 48 page graphic novel set in Ireland, about a division of the Garda Siochana that deals with paranormal crime. It is a dark, mature, book saturated with themes of loss, mental illness, and redemption.
After initially consulting on the script, I was brought on board as full time editor, working with all members of the creative team, during all stages of the book’s production.
The Irish Examiner listed The Guards in the number one spot in their graphic novels of the year list, 2016.

Writer: Shane Ormond
Artist: Kevin Keane
Letterer: Alice Coleman
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Cover: Kevin Keane
Published by: North Press Comics

 

A Teenager/Child’s Guide to Brain Injury (Headway Ireland)

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I worked as project editor on this book.
It is an illustrated guide produced to help children/teenagers understand acquired brain injury. The book was commissioned by Headway Ireland, to fulfil a perceived gap in their services. While Headway deals directly with those suffering from ABI, they are unable to offer sufficient support to the families of those afflicted, particularly children. The text was written by Headway Client Officer Paula Larkin. I worked with her to produce two version of the text – one suitable for children, the other for teenagers. I then commissioned artists Fiona Boniwell and Hayley Mulcahy to illustrate both texts in a manner suited to their respective audiences.

Artists: Fiona Boniwell, Hayley Mulcahy
Project Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Art Editor: Fiona Boniwell
Cover: Hayley Mulcahy, Fiona Boniwell
Published by: Headway Ireland

 

Comic Rehab (Headway Ireland)

An anthology comic created by clients of Headway Ireland. For this project I provided workshops to the creators, and assisted in producing the anthology. Although the comic was printed professionally, it was for clients of Headway, and not generally distributed, so no image is provided.

Creative Facilitator: Marie-Jeanne Jacob
Headway Facilitator: Paula Larkin
Art Editor: Alan Corbett
Story Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Published by: Headway Ireland

 

Comedy & Crime (Turncoat Press)

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I was editor on this book.
This is a two story anthology, produced in a flipbook format. I was editor for the anthology, overseeing both stories individually, and production of the book itself. Both stories featured are crime-based, but handle the subject very differently. One in a darkly serious manner, the other in a blackly humorous manner.

Writers: Emmet O’ Brien, Rob X Romain
Artists: Fiona Boniwell, Charlie Aabo
Design: Fiona Boniwell
Lettering: Charlie Aabo, Colin O’ Mahoney
Editor: Colin O’ Mahoney
Cover: Fiona Boniwell, Charlie Aabo, Frank M. Cuonzo
Published by: Turncoat Press

 

Teen Graphic Novel 2016 (Cork City Libraries)

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I was the story editor for this book, and ran a series of workshops with the participants.
This project is run by Cork City Libraries in order to get teenagers involved in the creation process of a comic. I was the story editor on this project. I reviewed story submissions, and after selecting entrants, ran a series of workshops to develop their story ideas into full comic book scripts. Those scripts were then paired with artists, under guidance from art editor Alan Corbett, and comic stories from 4-6 pages in length were completed. Myself and Alan Corbett then produced the book to a professional standard, and it was launched during Cork World Book Festival.

Editors: Colin O’ Mahoney and Alan Corbett
Cover: Cillian Mitchell
Published by: Cork City Libraries

 

2015

 

Life Signs (Turncoat Press)

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I co-edited this book along with Turncoat Press co-founders Emmet O’ Brien and Chris O’ Halloran.
It is a four story science fiction anthology, totalling 24 pages. Starburst magazine gave it an 8 out of 10 star review.

Creators: Colin O’ Mahoney, Kevin Keane, Chris O’ Halloran, Joe Griffin, Emmet O’ Brien, Charlie Aabo, Frank M. Cuonzo, Podge Daly, Aileen Cudmore, Shane Ormond, Billy Browne.
Editors: Colin O’ Mahoney, Emmet O’ Brien, Chris O’ Halloran
Cover: Nathan Stockman, Chris O’ Halloran
Published by: Turncoat Press

 

The Cork Sci-Fi Comic (Cork Comic Creators)

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I was the story editor on this anthology.
This was the second anthology produced by the Cork Comic Creators, and was launched in conjunction with the Cork City Libraries as part of Cork World Book Fest. It is a standalone anthology of sci-fi stories, aimed at getting first time creators published.

Creators: Kevin Keane, Hayley Mulcahy, John Quigley, Eugene Darcy, Rob Anthony, Shane Ormond, Sean Creagh, Emmet O’ Brien, Dylan FitzGerald, Niall Best.
Editors: Colin O’ Mahoney and Alan Corbett
Cover: Damien Duncan
Published by: Cork Comic Creators

 

2014

 

I’m Awake, I’m Alive (Turncoat Press)

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I was co-editor on this anthology.
“I’m Awake, I’m Alive” is a 64 page anthology of 7 stories. As well as writing two of the stories, I edited the project alongside Turncoat Press co-founders Chris O’ Halloran and Emmet O’ Brien. There were 15 different creators involved in the project.

Creators: Chris O’ Halloran, Emmet O’ Brien, Colin O’ Mahoney, Billy Browne, Alan Corbett, Liam Cuthbert, Roisin Hanley, Alan Hurley, Kevin Keane, Cethan Leahy, Will Sliney, Stephen Mooney, Paddy Lynch, Eoin Coveney, Tommie Kelly.
Editors: Colin O’ Mahoney, Emmet O’ Brien, Chris O’ Halloran
Cover: Will Sliney, Chris O’ Halloran
Published by: Turncoat Press

 

The Cork Horror Comic (Cork Comic Creators)

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A standalone horror anthology, launched in conjunction with Community Art Link and the Dragon of Shandon parade. The Cork Comic Creators are a group founded by myself, Alan Corbett, Chris O’ Halloran, and Emmet O’ Brien. The group is aimed at promoting the creation and publication of comics in Cork. This was the first anthology produced by the group, and was aimed at guiding first time creators through the comic creation process, and giving them an opportunity to be published. I was script editor on the project, and Alan Corbett was the art editor. After a period of open submissions, we selected stories and artists, and matched them. I then worked with the writers produce a full comic script from their story pitches.

Creators: Joe Griffin, Chris O’ Halloran, Damien Duncan, C.A. Aabo, Podge Daly, Sean Creagh, Emma O Mahony, Liam Hughes, Dylan FitzGerald, Mark Lenihan
Editors: Colin O’ Mahoney & Alan Corbett
Cover: Alan Corbett
Published by Cork Comic Creators
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