Giant is a graphic novel in progress, soon to be published by Faber and Faber. The book is inspired by the journey my brother faced after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and how our family were affected. The main character wakes up one morning to find he has grown to the size of a giant, which acts as three metaphors: the physical mutation of cancer; the idea of feeling like the ‘elephant in the room’; but also, the ‘giant’ strength he takes away with him following his recovery.
These illustrations have been created in ball-point pen on cartridge paper.
Click here to read an interview with the Association of Illustrators (AOI) about the creation process of Giant.
This project is supported by The Society of Authors and Arts Council England National Lottery Fund.