By Various Artists
Conceived as an opportunity to showcase some of Irelands most exciting and original indie comic creators together in a beautifully designed and produced publication, Stray Lines will make a handsome addition to any graphic novel collection as well as being a go-to source for new original Irish comic book talent.
Each artist has produced a 12 page contribution giving them ample space to demonstrate their own unique take on comic book storytelling. With no overriding theme except an emphasis on great material each contributor is free to explore ideas close to their own hearts. From Chris Judges tale of an illustrator caught up in World War II (a collaboration with his brother, Andrew), Barry Hughes beautifully illustrated hallucinogenic dream-world only accessible through a glass coffee table, to Philip Barrett’s cryptic blind alley, ‘Endless Lap’, this 64 page collection delivers a substantial punch of storytelling suss.
If someone asked what’s happening in Irish comic books, I’d hand them Stray Lines over anything.
Liam Geraghty, The Comic Cast
It certainly ranks as one of my favourite releases of the year. I cannot recommend this book more highly.
Colin O’Mahony, Irish Comic News
Overall, I have to say I think it’s a great collection. I am hopeful that more can follow, and I am pleased that Lynch has had the courage to publish such a varied selection of stories
James Bacon, Forbidden Planet International Blog