Brighton’s Graphic War

Over the next two years, with funding from Arts Council England, QueenSpark Books will be working with young people across Brighton & Hove, to produce a print and online graphic novel based on the lives of the people of Brighton & Hove up to and including the First World War.

The 100th anniversary of the Great War marks a moment in time where we can creatively engage young people in understanding the lives of their forebears, and the impact the War had on this city and its people.

Under the guidance of experienced professionals from the comics/graphic novel world, participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to work on a graphic novel depicting the lives of the ‘ordinary’ people of the time.

The project will use local stories and images from the period between 1900-1920 to create and tell some of the lesser known histories of the City.

Material will be drawn from the archives of QueenSpark Books, Brighton & Hove Museum and The Keep, to develop creative learning through exploration of the City’s history.

We are currently seeking young WRITERS aged 15 -25.

See below for submission details.

No previous experience is necessary, but a commitment to working as part of a team for one year is required. The young people will also be supported to achieve their Silver Arts Award as part of their involvement.


Qs Logo 800pixPlease Contact Project Manager, Sarah Hutchings for further information: sarah [at] collected