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Support Brighton's Graphic War publication on Kickstarter

By Nicola Benge

Support Brighton's Graphic War publication on Kickstarter

Support us to print copies of our book on the crowd sourcing site Kickstarter. The book which is currently in development, we hope to print this autumn 2016. Brighton’s Graphic War is a full colour, World War One-themed graphic novel, featuring the people and history of Brighton & Hove. The project is being run by QueenSpark Books, the longest running community publisher in the UK. 

All of QueenSpark's books feature the lesser-heard voices and stories of the City, andBrighton's Graphic War is no exception. Industry professionals Tim Pilcher and Paul Collicutt  – who led on QueenSpark's previous Brighton – The Graphic Novel - have mentored 15 new talented young writers and artists from the city to create Brighton’s Graphic War.

The result: eight illustrated fictionalised narratives that include actual events, characters, photographs and mementoes from the era. The book illustrates the huge social and military changes that took place from 1900 to 1920, and details how the first modern war of the 20th Century impacted upon the people of a then-small Sussex town. 

It depicts the First World War from the perspective of young servicemen – and a young woman pretending to be a serviceman - and those on the home front in Edwardian-era Brighton & Hove; we follow daily life at the workhouse, and washday in Hove; conscripts returning home after the horrors of the front line, and rationing on the domestic front - all of which serve to build a new approach to the centenary of World War I from a local perspective. 

The book will engage readers of all ages, and those who love graphic novels as well as those who've never read one. This project is supported by Arts Council England. However, their funding does not cover the full design and print costs – hence our seeking support from the Kickstarter community – all funds raised will go towards print costs, so the more pledges, the better-quality the book! 

Brighton’s Graphic War will be published later this Autumn, with a book launch on 11th November 2016, contains approximately 170 pages of story, historical background and related content, and will retail at £12.99. 

Become a part of this unique project, and encourage new young writers and artists - as well as receiving a host of QueenSpark rewards - by supporting us today. 


This page was added on 29/03/2016
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