Jam was created by students from Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock, with a foreword by Paul Howard. The students worked with visual artist Alan Clarke, Ruth O’Donnell and Philip Barrett, who also designed the layout of the book.
Students from Newpark Comprehensive Secondary School worked for several months to complete their stories for Jam. In addition to working with Fighting Words volunteers to plan, storyboard and write/illustrate their stories, they also decided upon the title and cover design for the book and visited the Graphic Studios in Dublin to make prints. Jam was launched at Newpark Comprehensive Secondary School, Blackrock on 31st May 2012.
“What have we here? Super heroes. Super villains. A Yeti. A lunar corporation hell bent on world domination. A friendship between a mouse, a bird and a sausage. Humans being farmed for their bodily fluids. Biting social satire.....” Foreword, Paul Howard.