Sunday, 26 August 2012

Identity - An Inverclyde Graphic Novel

The Archivist, ready to tell some stories...
As part of the Identity project I manage at work, the project team team spent winter and spring working with local schools to produce a graphic novel based on the heritage of our home town. The whole project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland. Pulling it all together over the summer has been one of those occasions when work hasn't felt like work at all. The results look great, and the 64 page book, "The Archivist's Treasure", will be distributed FREE as part of Doors Open Day at our new project The Dutch Gable House.

I got to write the framing sequence at the start and the end of the book, along with this wee story below, which is illustrated by local artist Andrew Lever. The version in the graphic is actually slightly different, so that means I can call this an EXCLUSIVE. If you want a copy of the graphic, and you are unlucky enough NOT to be in Greenock at The Dutch Gable House that weekend, have no fear, as it will be available online via online comic distributer graphicly later in the month.