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  • Hills Like White Elephants

  • This brief was to visually communicate a short story selected by Irish writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Declan Meade, editor of The Stinging Fly, Ireland’s leading literary magazine. My short story is Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway.

    The ambigeous story depicts a couple at a crisis point in their relationship while they are at a train station in Spain. My approach utilises a comic/ graphic novel style. This is almost ironic as you usually expect an exciting, adventurous story from a comic while this story is quite serious and understated. This is quite an emotive style of illustration that emphasizes the gestures and emotions of the characters. The imagery throughout the comic repeats to refer to the monotony of the conversation the couple are engaged in. The images fragment and separate towards the end of the story to show the separation of the couple also.

    Created in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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