Paperback writers

Fachtna Kelly and Julian Fleming look a some of the best paperbacks.

27th April, 2013
Big Jim by Rory McConville and Paddy Lynch.

The Irish comics industry has never been in better form, something which this offering from Rory McConville and Paddy Lynch only serves to confirm. Gerry Hunt's 2010 Blood Upon the Rose mined the story of the 1916 Rising to rich effect and this graphic novel turns its attention to the 1913 lockout and the pivotal part played in it by Jim Larkin, the famous trade union activist.

The Great Dublin Lockout pitted Larkin against businessman and politician William...

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