BLOOD UPON THE ROSE

Easter 1916: The Rebellion That Set Ireland Free

Written by and Illustrated by
Gerry Hunt
Blood Upon the Rose

The Easter 1916 Rising: an unlikely band of freedom fighters – teachers, poets, writers, patriots, trade unionists – declare an Irish Republic. From this dramatic gesture, a nation is born…
The rebellion that set Ireland free, told as a graphic novel.

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Paperback:
48 pages
Size:
234x165 mm
ISBN:
9781847172174
Category 1916 Easter Rising, Art, Dublin, Graphic Novel, History

The rebellion that set Ireland free, told as a graphic novel.

The 1916 Easter Rising was an attempt by a small group of militant Irish republicans to win independence from Britain. It was the most significant rebellion in Ireland. Though a military failure, it set Ireland on the road to freedom from Britain.

The book covers the story from the early planning to the final executions and includes the tragic romance between Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford.

Following on from the success of political graphic novels such as Maus and Persepolis, this is accessible, informative and insightful history at its best.

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.

'brings the story to life through illustration and lively text and could be a great resource to engage history students’ interest in that period in Irish history'

Astir

'A colourful comic book is bringing the 1916 Rising to life for a new generation of young Irish people'

Irish Daily Star

'has already been snapped up by teachers and students alike'

Irish Daily Star

'Exciting'

Irish Daily Star

'excellent illustrations and artwork ... an impressive work'

Evening Echo

'the artwork is second to none, handled with a light touch and there is none of the overwrought pomposity sometimes present in American graphic novels'

Evening Echo

the comic would be particularly useful for Irish Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students studying history, or general history buffs of early 20th century Irish and British relations

Girlslikecomics.com

'a landmark Irish graphic novel'

Irish Times

'pulls the story together brilliantly … a lovely thing to have'

Tom Dunne, Newstalk 106

'Few other publications have brought the Rising to life as viscerally as Gerry Hunt's Blood Upon the Rose … an interesting and fresh take on a tale that most people would assume they knew by rote'

Sunday Tribune

'the Easter Rising as you’ve never seen it before … a colourful comic story about the famous revolt'

Evening Herald

'will appeal to youngsters and will familiarise with them with the heroes and heroines of the Easter Rebellion'

Irish Examiner

'shows the rising in all its multicoloured glory'

Irish Examiner

'compelling'

Belfast Telegraph

'a ground-breaking work'

Primary Times Magazine

'an excellent introduction to politics'

Primary Times Magazine

'an enjoyable read'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'illustrations are bright and appealing'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'I would certainly recommend this book'

Michael Doorley, Inis Magazine

'[a] new and exciting departure in Irish publishing'

Inis Magazine

'for 12 years and over'

Primary Times Magazine

'A colourful comic book is bringing the 1916 Rising to life for a new generation of young Irish people'

Irish Daily Star

'has already been snapped up by teachers and students alike'

Irish Daily Star

'Exciting'

The Irish Daily Star

'brings the story to life through illustration and lively text and could be a great resource to engage history students’ interest in that period in Irish history'

Astir

'rings the story to life through illustration and lively text and could be a great resource to engage history students’ interest in that period in Irish history'

Astir

'excellent illustrations and artwork ... an impressive work'

Evening Echo

'the artwork is second to none, handled with a light touch and there is none of the overwrought pomposity sometimes present in American graphic novels'

Evening Echo

'an unexpected publishing hit'

Irish Independent

'a fantastic way of digesting a bit of history in a fun and vivid format ... Hunt’s graphics bring the story of their struggle for Irish freedom to life in a way that sterile prose in a school history book never could'

Books Ireland

'graphics ... convey the tension and the atmosphere of fear that must have surrounded Dublin in those days'

Books Ireland

'the Easter Rising as you’ve never seen it before … a colourful comic story about the famous revolt'

Evening Herald

'Gerry Hunt gave a brief, excellent and very modest talk on the work ... It was more than fitting that Honor O Brolchain, grand-niece of Joseph Plunkett, was also present to deliver a fine talk on Joseph Plunkett, Grace Gifford and the importance of the j

Come Here Me

'Few other publications have brought the Rising to life as viscerally as Gerry Hunt's Blood Upon the Rose … an interesting and fresh take on a tale that most people would assume they knew by rote'

Sunday Tribune

'Following on from the success of political graphic novels such as Maus and Persepolis, this is accessible, informative and insightful history at its best ... help give a sense of realism to the story, Hunt presents an art style deeply influenced by his a

Comic Related

'pulls the story together brilliantly … a lovely thing to have'

Tom Dunne, Newstalk 106

'brings you back to your youth when comics were all the rage, but now you can enjoy all that again by reading a graphic novel about our great and proud history'

An Cosantóir’s

'a landmark Irish graphic novel'

Irish Times

'everyone has heard of the Easter Rising, but never has it been told in such a colourful and exciting way as this graphic novel'

An Cosantóir’s

'an enjoyable read'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'illustrations are bright and appealing'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'I would certainly recommend this book'

Michael Doorley, Inis Magazine

'[a] new and exciting departure in Irish publishing'

Inis Magazine

'a ground-breaking work'

Primary Times Magazine

'for 12 years and over'

Primary Times Magazine

'an excellent introduction to politics'

Primary Times Magazine

'shows the rising in all its multicoloured glory'

Irish Examiner

'will appeal to youngsters and will familiarise with them with the heroes and heroines of the Easter Rebellion'

Irish Examiner

'compelling'

Belfast Telegraph

brings the story to life through illustration and lively text and could be a great resource to engage history students’ interest in that period in Irish history

Astir

Comic Related:'A colourful comic book is bringing the 1916 Rising to life for a new generation of young Irish people

Irish Daily Star

Few other publications have brought the Rising to life as viscerally as Gerry Hunt's Blood Upon the Rose ... an interesting and fresh take on a tale that most people would assume they knew by rote

Sunday Tribune

pulls the story together brilliantly ... a lovely thing to have

Tom Dunne, Newstalk 106

the Easter Rising as you’ve never seen it before ... colourful comic story about the famous revolt

Evening Herald

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