Was prowling around Anthology Books earlier. Stumbled across a free, beautifully produced comic, produced by a bunch of Dublin artists. Called This Way Up, it’s a weird and wonderful account of the adventures of a bunch of Dublin characters, centred around one guy called Jimmy, a young postman. The thing is, every page of the comic is created by a different comic artist, lending a weird, dreamlike feel to the story.
My favourite page involves Jimmy being accosted by a hairy regular from Grogan’s pub (Blather’s city centre HQ). Micky pursues Jimmy around the William St. area, uttering mad rubbish. Two ‘oul wans’ pass by Grogan’s:
‘Wasn’t Nellie Grogan the great woman?’
‘Ach aye, she was, she was’
Happily, the comic is also online. I’m not sure that the web does the comic real justice, but it’s definitely worth a look.
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