:: About Archie ::
Raised in Der Vaterland and based in Dublin, Ireland, Archie has been a fanatical, quasi-religious devotee of all things comics since picking up his first issue of 2000AD at the tender age of five. Not content to devoting his huge heart to just one genre or country of origin, Archie has travelled the world immersing himself in the myriad of styles that the comic art form has to offer.
In 2007 Archie launched Bi Product Productions as a platform for other Independent artists and writers to publish their work from. Creating "From the Pants..." completely on his own Archie wanted to use this as a starting point before going on collaborate with like-minded freaks. This is exemplified with the release of "From the Desk of Archie Templar: In Articulo Mortis". Currently in the pipeline is "From the Heart of Archie Templar: The Comic Book of Love" and "Guns, Girls and the Facts of Life".
Founded in 1984, in 2010 the online version of The Templar Times was launched. An alternative to the mainstream media, this Left-leaning, Right Wing Conservative Liberal newspaper reports the stories that other media outlets only hint at. Edited by Archimedes Templar & Papa Hotel the news outlet has attracted several prominent guest writers submitting their works pro bono and without credit in order to cash in on the Templar Times creed “The Truth Cannot Be Bought”.
COURAGEOUS MAYHEM! ::
Once again the National Tragedy collective have come together to combine their talents and love for all things comics. A companion piece to the ludicrously sexy Romantic Mayhem, COURAGEOUS MAYHEM! is an homage to the Boys Annuals of yesteryear. 78 full-colour pages jam-packed with adventure, suspense and stiff upper lip courageous mayhem!
The DELUXE version is now available here on Blurb!
ROMANTIC MAYHEM! ::
Ireland’s sexiest comic anthology! Brainchild of Gar Shanley, or Uncle Fugger to his friends, Romantic Mayhem came from a desire to produce a comic book that paid homage to the classic romance comics of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′, albeit with a modern twist, and a generous dose of humour. On sale April 2012 in all good comic shops everywhere!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Archie Returns!
October 2011 - After a year’s leave of absence Archie returns to create his seventh Scary Undertakings Halloween haunted house poster for the San Francisco based crew. Set in 18th Century France, "The Grand Guignol" is a spectacle of torture and horror as the townspeople hunger for justice, but mainly for blood!!!
Archie's Comics now available in Berlin:
September 2011 - MODERN GRAPHICS, Berlins' Über Comic Shop, now stocking Archies wares!
Archie Guest Spots on Clamnuts:
August 2011 - Responding to Señor Bob Byrnes call for guest artists to retell their memories of the Eighties in Ireland, Archie lays down a one-shot based on his short 10 month stint on this little island as a young man of 7 - check it out here!
Spirit Of Hope pre launch at the London Film & Comic Con:
June 2011 - This year's LFCC sees the launch of the Spirit Of Hope charity graphic (110 pages!) for the Japan & New Zealand earthqauke relief funds. All proceeds will go to this noble cause and it is available to buy from the Comic Book Alliance site here. You can see Archie's contrubution over in the Comix section.
Irish Comic News launches!:
June 2011 - ICN (Irish Comic News) is launched by Wunderkind Tommie Kelly as the latest home for all things Comics and Irish (and by Irish we mean anything happening on this little island - not nationality). Archie answers some questions too in the mini on-the-spot interview. -
From The Desk of Archie Templar: In Articulo Mortis:
July 2009 - ON SALE NOW! - Launched at the awesome Summer Edition this latest work by Archie is on sale ONLINE or in the following Dublin locations: Forbidden Planet, The Winding Stair, The Secret Book & Record Store. See here for more details!
Archie appears in CRIKEY!
Archies art guest stars in this CRIKEY! article called DAREDEVILS by Paul Squires. Relive those moments from that long ago childhood where not all heroes wore spandex. Click here for more.
From The Pants of Archie Templar:
STILL ON SALE! - Take a look at Ireland's first full-colour, full-size Small Press comic. Buy a copy ONLINE or alternatively, pick up a copy for yourself at Forbidden Planet, Crow Corner Comics, The Winding Stair or The Secret Book & Record Store. Or if you happen to be in Amsterdam pick up a copy in Europe’s first comic shop, the legendary Lambiek on Kerkstraat!