Soloup gives a tour into the meticulous historical research and utilization of archival references that were necessary in creating the longest Greek graphic novel. The fruit of all this work, a 750 page book (Ikaros Publications) as well as an 870 page 3-volume ebook, mainly oriented to academic and educational use, which will be presented to the audience for the first time.
The research was done in collaboration with National Historical Museum curators, Natasa Kastriti, Regina Katsimardou, Panagiota Panariti, and University of the Aegean’s Department of Cultural Technology and Communication professor Evi Sabanikou.
The graphic novel was made possible with the support of the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation and the participation of the University of the Aegean’s Department of Cultural Technology and Communication. The project has been set under the auspices of the National Historical Museum.
21- THE BATTLE OF THE SQUARE is a different approach to the 1821 Revolution, combining the artful narrative of comics with scientific historical documentation.
Following the writings of more than 30 authors and the creations of more than 50 painters and engravers, the book is a mosaic of subjective approaches to various battles, ideas and protagonists of the Revolution. The book’s appendix, with a glossary, chronology, bios, special articles and references to sources is ideal for a multi-level reading experience.
For more information: www.1821graphicnovel.gr
(Soloup είναι a comics creator, cartoonist and post-graduate researcher at the University of the Aegean’s Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
As with all events taking place in the Hellenic American Union, no one will be allowed to enter the workshops without a vaccination or disease certificate (for adults) or a self test statement (for minors).