Scotney_Draw_1A Castle in England is an Arts Council England supported literature project collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes (Dead Men’s Teeth, 2014) and the National Trust. Jamie will spend three months as Writer in Residence at the National Trust’s Scotney Castle in Kent, working with the castle archivists to find unusual archive material around which to create 5 short graphic fiction scripts. The scripts will be illustrated by experienced comic and graphic novel artists, and be published as a graphic novel by Nobrow Press in early 2017.

Scotney_Draw_2Throughout the project Jamie is being mentored by award winning graphic novelist, Karrie Fransman, and will be hosting several events and workshops throughout the year to share what he has learned about writing for graphic fiction. The book will be launched at a gallery exhibition of artwork created through the project, alongside the original historical items that inspired the stories, curated by Craig McCartney of Mr. Four Fingers art duo.

Find out more on the project website!