There is no place like home was the title of my graphic novel project in the Visual Communication programme at Konstfack that I graduated in 2016. The project was awarded both the Åke Stavenow Scholarship and the Masonic Scholarship.
After a too long hiatus I’m back to working with this project. In a collaboration between Konstfack and HDK-Valand I began the journey as Sweden’s first PhD student in Visual Communication with focus on illustration late 2020 and was given the opportunity to build on the project from there. You can find a link to my profile at Konstfack here.
This is a graphic novel in color about my own adoption.
I write about the experience of being internationally adopted and what it was like to grow up as an Asian in a white, working-class family in the north of Sweden. The project aims to have a strong focus on the craft and readability as well as finding a pedagogical, accessible and open tone where heritage, race and class can be made visible and understood taking advantage of the broad set of languages available in the graphic novel format.