Remember Buzz comic no. 1 from last year? I got to work on some comics for the brilliant Buzz number 2 recently. In a project co-ordinated by Oonagh Young and featuring comic makers Fintan Taite, Sarah Bowie and myself we adapted stories from 6th class pupils of St.Agnes Girls and Scoil Colm Boys primary schools in Crumlin, Dublin. The stories revolved around their general lives and their feelings about growing up and progressing on to secondary school.
It was a really fun project and some terrific work resulted - have a look at some samples from Fintan here and Sarah here.
The whole thing is beautifully printed on newsprint in a format similar to Buster and Whizzer and Chips comics and the like from back in the day - the paper even goes all yellow and crispy in the sunlight!
Copies should still be available from the Lab on Foley Street in Dublin or you can send an A4 stamped addressed envelope to: Oonagh Young Gallery, 1 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, Ireland for a copy
Below are a few of my efforts:
Many thanks to Sean Hogan for colouring assistance on 'The Knick-Knack variations'.