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.
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