Press:O'Brien Press O'Brien Press (July 6, 2013)
Author Name:Hunt, Gerry
Though the 1916 Rising was put down within a week, the harshness of the British response greatly increased support for Sinn Fein, the Republican party.
When Sinn Fein won a majority of seats in the 1918 election, they vowed to set up their own Irish parliament, and the D il, was formed on 21 January 1919.
It reaffirmed the 1916 proclamation with the Declaration of Independence, and issued a `Message to the Free Nations of the World' that stated that there was `an existing state of war between Ireland and England'.
On that same day, the first shots were fired in the Irish War of Independence.
This is the story of that war.
A graphic novel, in full color.
About the Author
Gerry Hunt worked for twenty-five years as an architect, eighteen of them with the IDA.
In 1986 he left architecture and began drawing political cartoons.
From this, he moved on to drawing entire comics ...
his first, selfproduced, comic was a rhyming, Spanish-language work that he gave away to friends.He has since published In Dublin City and The Streets of Dublin.
The Streets of Dublin has been included in an exhibition entitled 'Artist's Books' in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
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