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FTN Interviews: Stephen Downey

October 3rd, 2013 by Jay Comments

Stephen Downey is an comicbook and game artist.

He has worked with Lionsgate, Electronic Arts/Firebrand, Atomic Diner, Print Media, Titan publishing, AA/Markosia and more to bring his comics and artwork to the masses.

He draws “Bliain a hAon” (“year one”), a school strip written by Finnbar Christie, for the Irish language anthology Rí-Rá, and he is one of the founders of the online multimedia anthology Tales of the…, contributing comics, illustrations and a short film.

He is the co-creator and artist of graphic novels Cancertown and Slaughterman’s Creed, both with Cy Dethan, and has worked on the Torchwood comic strip for Titan magazines. His recent comicbook Jennifer Wilde, with Rob Curley and Maura McHugh, was nominated for an Eagle Award in 2012.

He is currently working on a number of projects from Atomic Diner: the three-part series Jennifer Wilde, written by Maura McHugh (2011-), the forthcoming one-shot The Black Scorpion (2012), and the miniseries Noe the Savage Boy (2012-), as well as a two-part “Black Ops Xtreme” story, with writer Richmond Clements and colourist Gary Caldwell, for Strip Magazine.

He is a founder and lead artist of Outsider Games and with Scott Grandison, they have designed and published several mobile apps, including the official Magic Mike: The Moves game, based on the Channing Tatum movie.

You can pay him a visit at

You can see, below, our interview with Stephen from Dublin International Comic Expo 2013.


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