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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Highwayman – A Graphic Adaptation

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Written in 1906 and set in the XVIIIth century, The Highwayman is a narrative poem which tells the tragic and haunting story of a love affair between a highwayman and a woman named Bess. Betrayed to the royal guards by a jealous, love-sick stableman, she sacrifices her life to save her beloved from an ambush yet his desire for revenge still costs him his life.

As you wander the countryside, you may still hear the Highwayman ride through the pastoral landscape to meet her ghost.

I originally illustrated this book during my last year of Master degree in graphic design, as part of my thesis on narrative and narration through and by images in which I conceptualized and explored new poetics of visual storytelling based on literary theories written by Wolfgang Iser regarding indeterminacy and textual blanks.

The Highwayman is imbued with this desire to go beyond conventional structures and to delve into a notion I’ve named “narrative vagrancy”.

I have decided to come back to this project and revise it in diverse ways. Many pages have been changed entirely, have seen their compositions reworked and their illustrations redrawn to fit my current standards and to be worthy of the original text.

As of September 26th, this project has raised $6,100 of their $7,707 goal. This project has 4 days left to raise the $7,707 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get one digital copy.  For a pledge of $39, you will get one book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maelissfont/the-highwayman-a-graphic-adaptation?

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