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For my latest University assignment I have been creating a short graphic novel.
These are the first ten pages of it.
It is based on a poem I wrote more than 6 years ago. Naturally it has changed a lot during that time but it's something I've always wanted to i
llustrate in one way or another and I'm glad I finally got the chance to do so. It's become quite dear to me.
For this project I wanted to explore the complex narrative potential of graphic novels.
The combination of verbal and pictorial elements gives way to multi-layered, paradox structures that can be employed by the storyteller to deliver ambiguous and sophisticated narratives that affect the reader on several levels. Words and images have been interwoven to create a tension out of which the narrative emerges. The aim was to challenge the reader to make an effort and process verbal and visual information at once in order to extract meaning. Thereby they will in a way write the story themselves by using their own memories and experiences to which the graphic novel serves as an emotionally charged stimulus.
For more information on this project and some work in progress see my blog
I hope this will be of interest for some of you!
all the best,
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