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Friday 2 December 2016

Talented south Dublin teenagers pen graphic novel

Julia Malinowska, 16, left, from Leopardstown, and Caoilinn Hackett, 15, Greystones, contributors to the book. Launch of the 'Demons in Disguise' - Teen Graphic Novel Project 2015. Dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Julia Malinowska, 16, left, from Leopardstown, and Caoilinn Hackett, 15, Greystones, contributors to the book. Launch of the 'Demons in Disguise' - Teen Graphic Novel Project 2015. Dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

TALENTED teens in the south Dublin area have come together to pen a graphic novel called Demons in Disguise.

Author Alan Early and illustrator Alan Nolan led a team of youngsters through the process of writing and illustrating a novel from scratch. The project marks the first year of Dun Laoghaire's Lexicon library.

For 14 weeks teens gathered on Saturday afternoon in the library.

For the first sessions they worked out their story lines and then they learned how to illustrate them on storyboards so it could be tied into one novel.

Twenty teenagers took part in the initiative and the result is a colourful book featuring stories such as The Pooka and The Salmon Roll of Knowledge.

"The young people were incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic and Demons in Disguise is testament to their hard work and creativity," a spokesman for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council said.

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