Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New developments for the Identity project

The Identity project is going through some exciting new developments at the moment and we felt it important to share it with you!

We have a new member of the team with us who will be working with our existing staff towards our various potential new projects in the near future.

As well as our new team member, the Identity team will be moving to a new office in Greenock. We will soon be based in Greenock’s Westburn Centre at 175 Dalrymple Street. This move will be commencing over the next week or so but we can still be contacted at our current base at 7 ½ John Wood Street, Port Glasgow.

Perhaps the most exciting development is our new projects. We are currently in negotiation with various Inverclyde schools to work on a number of new and dynamic projects focussing on Inverclyde’s long and rich history.

As is expected from Identity, Inverclyde school pupils will have a very active role in their development and delivery, helping us to further the aims of our group in delivering informative and inspiring projects for the area.

Keep an eye on this blog and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more information in the near future. 

Monday, 24 September 2012

Graphic Novel - Zarjaz

Photo courtesy of Robert Burns Photography
Thanks to Grahame Gallacher at the Greenock Telegraph, the Archivist's Treasure Graphic Novel got an unexpected boost this week...a thumbs up from John Wagner, the 2000AD writer and creator of classic comic strip Judge Dredd!

Grahame was interviewing the comic writer about his teenage years in Greenock and the release of the new Judge Dredd film, and decided to take a copy of our graphic novel along on the day to pass to the comic industry legend.

In a piece in Saturday's telegraph, Mr Wagner described the book as "a wonderful piece of work...exactly what the comic strip medium should be used for."

We are so pleased that the hard work of everyone involved in the Identity project has been recognised in this way that we aren't even going to pretend to be cool about it.

The Archivist's Treasure can still be picked up from 7 1/2 John Wood Street in Port Glasgow, and The Dutch Gable House in Greenock. It can also be read online at graphicly, or downloaded via amazon and ibooks.

Now to get working on a strip where Judge Dredd wanders into the archive...

Photo courtesy of Robert Burns Photography

*zarjaz is 2000AD slang for fantastic

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Graphic Novel - Romans

A final preview page from our Graphic Novel, so now you just have to come and pick one up for real this weekend as part of Doors Open Day at The Dutch Gable House. Looking forward to seeing you there...