ILLEGAL: the making of a graphic novel

On Saturday23rd in Galway and Sunday 3rd March in Tallaght we had a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of ILLEGAL the award-winning graphic novel by Eoin ColferAndrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano.  
ILLEGAL tells the story of one boy’s epic journey to Europe. Andrew and Eoin will talk about the process involved in putting together ILLEGAL. From their initial thoughts and ideas, through location sketches, to script, to storyboarding, final artwork, and publication. Giovanni will be live drawing on stage during the event.
Illegal won the Judges’ Special Award at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards in May, and the UK paperback edition was released in August. Illegal is also currently nominated for the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal.

In September they, along with Illegal co-writer Eoin Colfer, went on a promotional tour for the US release which had a first edition print run of 75,000 copies.  

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