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I will be presenting and discussing my graphic novel PILGRIM’S PROGRESS at The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference 2018, June 27th – 29th, Bournemouth University, UK.
The theme of the conference is Retro! Time, Memory, and Nostalgia. My paper is Traveling through Time 1678 To 2018: John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Graphic Novel Adaption for the 21st Century.
In telling the story I chose to follow the wordless pictorial narrative approach used by Lynd Ward in 1920s and 1930s. My challenge was to re-cast the text-only novel into an (almost) image-only graphic novel. I used a series of illustrations to present an unambiguous message which imparts emotional impact to this old story. I wanted memorable characters and scenes with which readers today could quickly grasp the timeless narrative in the original novel. Words – instead of full sentences – are part of the landscape.
My graphic novel has now been published by Whistle Key Books and is currently for sale at www.bookshopsantacruz.com.
San Francisco Center for the Book has accepted me as a faculty member. I will be instructing The Art of Scratchboard Illustration. My next workshop is Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30pm. SFCB.ORG
Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016
at the San Jose Convention Center March 18-20.
My artist table was well attended and I received great feedback on the books, images and content.
I presented my “Pilgrim’s Progress: a Graphic Novel” at the Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinee Conference in June 22 – 26, 2015, at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).
The conference theme was “Voyages.”
From their earliest manifestations, comic art characters have travelled the globe and beyond. Whether realist or fantastical, drawn to educate or to amuse, comics have used their considerable and unique expressive power to depict journeys, both physically and mentally, to “elsewhere.” As the medium has evolved worldwide into one attracting both an adult and a juvenile audience, this relationship to the voyage has diversified, as recently-developed trends such as “graphic journalism” attest.
This conference will focus on the relationship of the sequential art form to the voyage and study representations of travel across the history of the medium up to the present day. The conference intends to consider the notion of “voyage” in a broad sense, to include related notions concerned both with geographical movement – such as migration, exile or deployment – and with the psychic or temporal journey.
It was an exciting follow-up on my presentation at the 3rd Global Conference on the Graphic Novel, held in September 2014 in Oxford, England.
I presented my graphic novel and academic paper Using Metaphorical Visualization to Construct a Narrative Landscape in “Pilgrims Progress: The Graphic Novel” by Ralph Sanders, at the 3rd Global Conference Graphic Novel held in Mansfield, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 3rd – 5th, 2014.