A Graphic Novel

Written by and Illustrated by
Damien Goodfellow
Black '47: Ireland's Great Hunger

The story of The Great Hunger told as a graphic novel from the perspectives of Irish men, women and children from June 1987 onward. This graphic novel brings the suffering and immediacy of the Irish Famine to life through the combination of word and illustration.

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96 pages
297x210 mm

A gritty graphic novel about Ireland's Great Hunger. Jack and his family have been evicted by their landlord and given one way tickets to the USA. They refuse to leave Ireland, unknowingly placing themselves in grave peril. When Jack falls in with a rebel group, his father is killed and Jack and his family are left to fend  for themselves in a Ireland during the famine in 1847.

This is one family's story of Ireland's great hunger told in powerful illustration and compelling words. This graphic novel brings the suffering and immediacy of the Irish Famine.

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

Damien Goodfellow is an artist and writer and lives in Galway. Damien's first graphic novel, Brian Boru - Ireland's Warrior King, was published in 2011

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