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.

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