Thursday, May 28, 2009

I got the comic

Rírá is done and printed. I got 3000 copies of the mag there Tuesday evening. It's now a matter of getting it all out there for everyone to see and buy really.

Easier said than done as my internet has decided to die on me Tuesday night. Oh the irony. Always happens when you really need something to work like when a character says I have never been happier than I have been with you and then watches as their loved one gets hit by a meteorite smack between the eyes in a British soap. Anyway...

We have been featured on a nós* magazine's (like Hot Press but in Irish) website and in the April edition of the magazine itself. If you want to read the article click on this link:

We are also going to be featured on in the next few days and we have a start made on the website which we are hoping to get going properly now in the next few days

Was going around my hometown of Ennis today and yesterday sold about 40 copies to the local gaelscoil here and the Ennis Bookshop took on 20 copies to have on their shelves. In total over two days we have managed to sell about 100 copies so so far so good. I would love if the response in every county is as good.

All important though is getting that internet sorted. Grr. I have never before felt so helpless in all my life, like the poor sods on the other end of the line in the I.T. Crowd (which I love).

Yes I switched it off and on. Yes I have checked to see if it was plugged in. I have...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Working for Art in the Classroom in the Times

Yes in between stuff I have been up to work for the Irish Times again through Muireann Lalor and have been handing in comic strips for the Art in the Classroom section. I was asked to do three sample strips for the supplement for kids to use as an example. I was given three art related jokes to do. Now kids are handing in their very own comic strips based on characters in the strips here. I know all very basic but apparently after seeing these they received loads of comic strips that's what I like to hear more comic artists giving it a go:

And I also did a colouring picture based on Gullivers Travels.

All fun.