Fifteen...men on a dead man's chest? Fifteen...minutes of fame?
No...fifteen years since we started doing things as Magic Torch.
That's AGES. It doesn't feel like ages obviously, it feels much longer than that.
And so, a big thank you and a tip of the birthday hat to anyone who has helped us out over the years with our plans and schemes in our 100% voluntary efforts to have fun with local culture and heritage.
Here are five favourite bits of our story...
|The handcarved cover to our first project - an illuminated manuscript|
telling the story of Inverclyde for the Tall Ships 1999
|From the days before we had photoshop, which would have made this picture much cheaper to produce...one of the massive posters from our billboard heritage project... (2004)|
Neil sits ready to pass judgement at the retrial of Captain "Ray" Kidd in Greenock Court (2001)
|Balloons from our hugely popular / unpopular Greenock Sugar Sheds Campaign (2011)|
|The formal introduction of our hero, Sir Glen Douglas Rhodes, |
ushering in a bold new era of Magic Torch comics (2013)
Now seems as good a time as any to also remind ye about some of our publications from down the years...free and otherwise...
Wee Nasties free online via Scribd
Captain Kidd Comic and many more are available in our Olde Online Shoppe
Tales of the Oak folktale collection on amazon
Tales of the Oak Comic on comixology
Tales of the Oak Comic - Mr Cube Strikes
Local Heritage, Local People - Heritage as a Community Asset
We've so much cool stuff getting organised just now for release throughout August / September / October. We cannae wait to share it.
Finally, if ye want to write for the blog, or get involved with what we do, whatever that happens to be this month, just drop us a wee email.