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2021: new year, new hope
Hello 2021! Let's try again, (and again) shall we?
Róisín Dubh 1 out
There’s been a lot of fuss and bother in Dublin over the last two days: roads closed and traffic diverted, which has made some people cross. On the same day royalty arrived in Ireland issue 1 of Róisín Dubh was delivered safely to Sub-City in Dublin despite the government kowtowing. If you wish to purchase it online it costs €5.00, plus €1.00 postage for Ireland, €1.50 for England and and extra €0.50 for other countries. Copies will be arriving in Sub-City in Galway by Monday, and in other outlets soon. Issue 1 is a limited run, so get your copies while you can! We’re already at the editing stage of issue…
The good news is that issue 1 of Róisín Dubh is at the printers, and we’ve even got the proofs. Fingers crossed it should be available at the end of next week. It’s been a long road with this comic book series. Rob Curley of Atomic Diner pitched the idea to me in the summer of 2009, and I finished writing the last draft of the last issue a year ago. It feels rather unreal that I will be holding issue 1 in my hands quite soon. I’ve been posting some more images from the first issue on the RD web site, which will be familiar to those of you…
I’ll go mad before Sept 1st… well, go madder
This month is whizzing by. I’ve officially started the final re-write of my screenplay. I have until Wednesday to sort most of the problems out. I spent the early afternoon critting a friend’s script and then listening to my poor screenplay being dissected. It depressed me, but there was much good information imparted. The script, when it is completed, will be the better for it. In a move that Martin described as “You like to keep yourself busy, don’t you?” I started an online screenwriting course last weekend. I’m trying to keep up with the daily assignments. This was particularly hard last week when I was consumed with entertaining very…