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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Contemporary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:222
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781667882093


by N. Gannon

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Peregrination melds fantasy and realism to explore the growing pains of a young artist, interweaving the quiet struggles of his everyday life with the imagined journey of an outcast with a mysterious gift. Through vivid artwork, black and white panels, and journal pages, glimpses into his memory and imagination unfold. The two stories merge as the artist's inner and outer lives are both ruptured by an act of violence. Peregrination reflects on how a creative life both grounds us and lets us take flight. (220 pages, illustrated throughout).
Peregrination explores how the inner, imaginative life of a young artist grounds him, but also allows his creativity to take flight. The layered work uses ink-washed panels, vividly colored digital paintings, and written journal pages to unfold memories, reveal the exterior life of the artist, and follow a fantasy unfolding in his mind. The chapters loosely connect what the artist experiences in daily life to what happens to the wandering outcast in his imagined world. The two stories merge as the artist's inner and outer lives are ruptured by an act of violence. Peregrination explores the doorways and barriers between a lived life and an imagined one in a 220-page, illustrated graphic novel. Peregrination will appeal to all fans of graphic novels, illustrated books, and alternative fantasy stories and additionally offers a nuanced contemplation on social issues such as how teenagers react to isolation and emotional pain.
About the author
Painter, illustrator, and writer, Ned Gannon attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York where he received his M.F.A. He lived and worked on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York City for seven years before moving to Wisconsin. His work has appeared in New York galleries, the Society of Illustrators of New York and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles as well as in Communication Arts. His clients include American Airlines, Dunbarton Oaks, Sierra Club-Colorado, and Cricket Media. His paintings are in private collections in Australia and the United States, including the Staten Island Museum. Growing up, Ned was the youngest of six siblings. This may have exacerbated a terrible tendency toward daydreaming or "traveling" as his wife, Sara, kindly prescribes it. Originally from the Midwest, he currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, where he works and exhibits. He lives with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Gwenforte. You can follow his work more closely at https://www.instagram.com/nedgannon/