Title A new graphic novel tells the tale of the Trial of Roger Casement Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Irish Examiner Media type Duration/Length/Size 756 words Country/Territory Ireland Date 14/10/16 Description COMICS always figured in Fionnuala Doran’s life. She recalls being very small and reading the adventures of Asterix the Gaul and the Belgian reporter Tintin. In her teenage years, she gravitated towards the iconic mainstays of the DC and Marvel Comics universe, Superman and Batman, and the X-Men and Spider-Man, but there is one comic that has a special place in her affections, a syndicated comic strip of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that appeared in newspapers.
Generally, three panels in length, her grandfather would cut them out and glue them into a scrapbook so she could read them all in one sitting as one continuous story. A graphic novel, if you will.
The protagonists in Doran’s own comics may also be heroes associated with the colour green, but that’s where any comparison with our wisecracking amphibians ends. Doran’s protagonists are historically real and complex, and, to date, include Countess Markievicz and Roger Casement. Growing up in the 1980s in Lurgan, Co Armagh, Doran says it was hard to avoid such nationalist and revolutionary figures.
Producer/Author Don O'Mahony Persons Fionnuala Doran
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