The graphic novel is online now and can be purchased as a printed version.
The TTS Digital project A (digital) visit from Boswell and Johnson is a collaboration of the Templar Arts and Leisure Centre with Mid Argyll Youth Forum.
Using their own writing as a starting point, the young people photographed themselves ‘posed’ as Boswell and Johnson, imagining their journey on foot, on horseback or by boat, and talking with ‘the locals’. They then selected from and digitally drew over these photographs to create a graphic novel, animating Boswell and Johnson’s journey and connecting it to their own experience of place. The graphic novel – based on Johnson and Boswell’s Tour to the Hebrides of 1773 – is published as a printed magazine and online; both versions include the augmented reality technology “layar”, which brings the graphic novel to life by animating the scenes and making it accessible on mobile devices.
So get the layar app!
The project was funded by TTS Digital. Creative Scotland.