October 28, 2013 by mjlgraham
The title of my first comic book story is “2-Goal Foley”, a project with illustrator Griffin Ess (whose website Shaded Areas can be found in the right hand menu bar).
Micheál and Muiris (Michael and Maurice) have been friends since childhood. Both played hurling (one of Ireland’s National sports) for the local GAA club (Gaelic Athletic Association) during their younger days, but alas those days are long gone. Muiris, like many “weekend warriors” has not accepted that and it is left to Micheál to listen to his not so modest commentary on himself and on this year’s hurling championship match, which they are watching on TV from their local pub.
An important aspect of this project is its bi-lingual nature. The comic book story will be included in both Irish and English in the final printed version. That is, the story and accompanying notes would read in Irish in one half of the comic book and in English when the book is flipped and read from back to front.