Updated: Nov 4, 2020
A comic incorporating submissions of images from young people on the theme of "what do you picture when you think of archaeology?"
The Great British Archaeology Comic Book: Picture the Past, Present and Future
I worked with the Council for British Archaeology to create the Great British Archaeology Comic Book for their Festival of Archaeology, an event that was part of a partnership with the Shout Out Loud project. Shout Out Loud is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through its #KicktheDust programme designed to encourage and involve more young people in heritage.
The really fun thing about this project was that it incorporated submissions of artwork from young people who were invited to send drawings, photos and paintings on the theme of "what do you picture when you think of archaeology?"
I used the submitted images to tell the story of a Roman brooch shaped like a dog who has just been "unearthed" as he discovers what it means to be an archaeological artefact, with the help of some friends.
To raise the profile of the project and build excitement for its release, I created a screencast of my comic-making process and talked through my decisions for the comic.
The comic was released free to read online as part of the festival, and you can read it here!