Bob Byrne is a comics writer, artist and independent publisher, based in Dublin, Ireland. Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel"
Bob's first published comics were the self-published series MBLEH!, which ran to 3 issues and was the first Irish comic to be distributed by Diamond. He has also produced the majority of the content for The Shiznit, a free pocket-sized comic funded by adverts and released in various cities around Ireland. Other works include Robots Don't Cry (a children's illustrated book), a one-shot Freakshow special written by Rob Curley, and a series of silent strips in 2000AD under the banner "Bob Byrne's Twisted Tales". His most notable work to date is the original graphic novel Mr. Amperduke, a story told entirely in pictures without words, which Byrne published himself (trading as Clamnut Comix) in 2008. A Mr Amperduke aka Mister Amperduke is a fictional Comic and Graphic novel created by Bob Byrne. This character first appeared in a short story in MBLEH! in 2003, and was so well received that he followed the story with the graphic novel. Events January February March April May June July August September
The first Mr. Amperduke story was reprinted in the small press of Judge Dredd Megazine #247 in 2006. British small press comics is a term used to describe Comic books self-published by Cartoonists and Comic book creators within the UK Judge Dredd Megazine is a monthly British Comic magazine, launched in October 1990. Events January January 1 2006: Newsweek offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons This led to Byrne being commissioned to produce original stories for the Megazine's parent publication 2000 AD, using the same text-free storytelling technique.
Bob has stated on his blog that he will be contributing to an upcoming sketchbook collection under the title Eclectic Micks which will focus on several high-profile Irish artists. He plans to self-publish a collection of his two 24-Hour comics so far, and is also working on further children's books, although a release date has not yet been confirmed. A 24-hour comic is a 24-page Comic book written drawn and completed in 24 hours