Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Achi Baba - Gallipoli 1915

Over the last few months, as part of Magic Torch, I had the opportunity to work on a graphic novel based on the Gallipoli Campaign. The book Achi Baba, will be released in July, and free copies will be available at Glasgow Comicon thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

As I maybe mentioned before, one of my first experiences of "proper writing" was a First World War script I wrote for Blackadder. This was much harder.

The book explores the complexities of the Gallipoli campaign using documents from that period of history, including letters home, war poetry, military records and propaganda.We hope it will open up that grim chapter of history for new readers.

The short trailer below showcases some of Andy Lee's excellent artwork for the project.