Monday, 13 July 2015

Achi Baba - Read Gallipoli Graphic Novel For Free

Achi Baba is now available to read and download for free from our new website Magic Torch Comics, which is where we will be promoting our new comics and learning projects over the next year. For the digital version, Andy added a more military green tone to the artwork, so even if you do have the original book, it's worth having a look at some of the small differences between the two.

There's been lots of positive feedback on the book and project, from the Imperial War Museum, the Argyll and Sutherland museum, the Gallipoli Association, the Applied Comics Network, the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and many more. It can be downloaded via the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project, and there are now copies available from all Inverclyde libraries.

We were especially pleased with the response from Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD and of course the definitive World War One comic, Charley's War...'An excellent production, a fascinating and well researched account of the conflict.'

A limited number of free copies will be available for pickup from 7 1/2 John Wood Street in Port Glasgow from Monday 13 July. We hope to make more copies available for Doors Open Day 2015 at the Dutch Gable House on Saturday 12 September, but just in case, get one while you can.

The Achi Baba project was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund - First World War Then and Now programme.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Achi Baba - Gallipoli 1915 : Graphic Novel Launch

We're all prepared for Glasgow Comicon this weekend, when we will be distributing copies of Achi Baba - we'll be in the Renfield Centre, come say hello if you're in town. You can get the book locally on Saturday 11 July from 10 - 2 at Dutch Gable House. It will be released digitally later in the month.

There's a really passionate blog piece on the Inverclydes Great War site which expresses the frustration of trying to ensure recognition for the battalion involved in the hostilities of 12 July. However, Inverclyde Council and the McLean Museum are doing an excellent job of commemorating the centenary locally in a number of ways over the weekend of 11 / 12 July. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to be involved.

UPDATE : Please note, in the lovely Greenock Tele piece about the book launch, it says the book will be available from Dutch Gable this Saturday (4th July)...wee miscommunication, it is most certainly Saturday 11 July at Dutch Gable House. Hopefully see ye then.