Comic book entrepreneurs Ned Hawkins and Oisín Langford charmed the nation with their appearance on RTE’s Ray D’Arcy show on Saturday evening.
The 11 year olds are the duo behind Stellar, which produces hand-drawn comics for sale in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.
The boys, who are in fifth class, began selling their comics initially through the Centra shop in the village, which is how they came to the attention of Ray who has a holiday home in the Village.
When the boys heard the RTE star had bought a copy for his son they were quick to seize the opportunity and got in touch with him to offer themselves for interview. Radio interviews followed with Geoff Harris on WLR and on Ray’s afternoon radio show.
A successful meeting with the Local Enterprise Office also resulted in a grant to enable the business purchase a printer.
The expanding business now sees the comics stocked in Waterford’s Book Centre among other locations.
Expect to see great things from these boys in the future!
You can watch the boys’ TV debut through the player. Link below: