Forgive me if I sound like a Dickens character, but cor blimey mates, the strength of the response to our call for fans on the Róisín Dubh Facebook page has knocked the team for six.
We now have over 430 fans of the comic on Facebook.
We’ll do our best to live up to your vote of confidence.
Rob and I have been in a flurry of discussions about how to get the preview copies of Róisín Dubh to me in time for World Horror Convention. It looks like Rob will get delivery of the copies tomorrow in Dublin, but alas I’m leaving early the following day to catch a flight from Shannon airport to Gatwick. I’ll travel onward from there to Brighton.
We’re hoping the postal service will save the day! At least it’s more likely I’ll have copies to show people at the convention.
Brighton should be an inspiring location for me since much of its architectural character was established in the 19th century, as seen in buildings such as The Royal Pavilion, The Royal Albion Hotel (where the convention is taking place) and The Brighton Pier.
And since language interests me – and perhaps you might like to know – ‘strewth’ is a shortened version of ‘God’s Truth’, and ‘cor blimey’ comes from ‘God blind me’.