Rory McConville, author of historical graphic novel, ‘Big Jim’, Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout (O’Brien Press) was our first guest writer to visit our new Creative Arts & Digital Learning Centre last Friday morning, (26 September 2014).
Rory’s work is of the comic book genre and he has written for DC COMICS, amongst others, as well as producing a Comic on Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf in both English and Irish.
As he explained to 28 and 27 English, this form of writing brings history alive and makes it comprehensible and attractive to a younger audience. Comics are about more than superheroes.
I thank Mr Sheil and Ms Nulty for preparing and bringing 28 and 27 English Classes. I particularly thank Lorraine Marrey, Learning Centre Coordinator, for this initiative.
A great start to the Writers@rock Series.