Talking comics in Dublin
Paul J. Bolger, filmmaker, musician, and cartoonist, is a graduate of WIT Ireland and has taught animation at Ballyfermot and Dun Laoghaire.
In the 1990s he owned and ran Dagda Film Ltd., an animation studio based in Dublin. He has worked on a number of animated films including The Land Before Time (1988), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), Cool World (1992), Help I’m a Fish (2000) and Carnivale (2000). He is the director of the animated feature Happily N’Ever After (2007) and the short films Comb (2010) and Hamster Heaven (2010).
He currently runs Pillarstone Productions, and is working on a forthcoming live-action feature film based on the legendary hero Cú Chulainn with co-author Barry Devlin entitled Hound, which he has adapted into a comic book following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
He has two comics on his website: Anatomy Class, co-created with Adrianne Ambrose, about a drug-addicted medical student visted by the corpses he has acquired for his medical school, and Borealis, co-created with Jerr O’Carroll, an adventure set in a post-apocalyptic future.
As a singer-songwriter, he released an album, The Moss House, and an EP, Peacemaker, in the late 1990s.