Rian Hughes | 'I was very keen to write something where it is essential that the story be told in this interesting graphic fashion'

Rian Hughes | 'I was very keen to write something where it is essential that the story be told in this interesting graphic fashion'

Where to start with Rian Hughes’ XX? Well, it’s big, and it’s ambitious. Big to the tune of 987 pages of the strapping hardback “proof” copy, which Hughes himself created using print-on-demand in order to give prospective acquirers “a presentation of how the final bound copy would look... it didn’t seem like the sort of project that could communicate what it’s all about otherwise”. 

That’s where the ambition comes in. XX is not an ordinary book. It’s subtitled “A Novel, Graphic”, but it’s not a graphic novel, rather “a new narrative form of graphic design”, according to the author, which b...

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