Writing Comics. Wait... WHAT?! How'd that happen?!


  1. Comics. For me, the word conjured images of Stewart Lee, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman. People who can write comically like Graham Linehan, Armando Iannucci, Boris Johnson. Reading - never mind writing - comics was never a thing. Comics never, ever factored in my life in any way, shape or form until 2012. I remain the very definition of late to the party. Suddenly stumbling towards 40 and engaging with a medium I'd never considered as capturing my limited - oh look! a squirrel! - attention.
  2. So when my partner, Matt Rooke said, "I can draw, you can (kinda) write, why don't we do a comic about Orangutans?" Woah?! Rewind... Orangutans? Ireland's full of wild, ginger-haired people but writing a comic story starring Orangutans... Isn't that a bit a stretch for a rural lass from a Cavan backwater to pull off?
  3. Correct. Perfect assessment of the situation I'd say.
  4. So I went ahead and did it anyway. And watching Matt Rooke bring it to life makes me very happy I did. I never dreamed we'd get to Episode 4. Now, as we resolve the first arc of the story, the world of Apes is opening up, and I can't see it ending anytime soon.
  5. Fingers and toes* crossed.
  6. *PS When you have hands for feet this is very easy to do.