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As it happened: Graphic novel journalism

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Image by Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison is an award-winning video and photojournalist currently based in Glasgow. He has worked extensively across Africa since 2011. As a former computer programmer, Marc is passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling including the use of interactive photo/graphic novels and immersive 360 video. His interactive comics have recently won World Press Photo Multimedia and Amnesty International awards.

Marc’s workshop on graphic novel journalism will include: a brief historical overview of the format; examples of Marc’s work demonstrating the power of the comic book format; an overview of the pitching, proposal writing, and planning processes; best practices working in the field and once you’re back from fieldwork; and a candid summary of the challenges and obstacles.

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