HISTORY: One of the "Big Two" UK comics publishers was founded by an Irishman
Many of us making comics in Ireland grew up reading British comics like 2000AD, Battle, Action, Eagle, Buster, Whizzer and Chips, Tammy, Misty, and many others published by IPC, formerly Fleetway, formerly the Amalgamated Press, it’s comics publications going back to Comic Cuts in 1890. It and Dundee’s DC Thomson were the “Big Two” of British comics. But did you know that the founder of the Amalgamated Press, the man ultimately responsible for all those comics, Alfred Harmsworth, later Viscount Northcliffe, was born in Chapelizod in Dublin?
Okay, so he also founded the Daily Mail. Nobody’s perfect.