I'm outing myself here in the hope this will help keep it going: I've started drafting a graphic novel, based on a 220 page book written in 1897, with hardly any conversation to quote and not much in the way of suspenseful story arc either.
T.H. Holding combined two of his great passions -- cycling and camping -- and set out to try a short tour by bicycle in Ireland. He went with three friends, carrying a tent he'd made himself, although only two of the four rode machines we would recognise as bikes today.
It's full of detailed observations and social history, not to mention the fascinating differences in how camping was done, told in a firmly idiosyncratic author's voice which I am using exclusively for the text.
This has been in my head for the past two or three years, though I honestly had no idea of how I could possibly do it when I first thought of it, and probably still don't, really. But I'm going for it anyway, because I'm excited by it and want this story to be told.
I'm grateful to the Camping and Caravanning Club's archivist, mentioned in previous post, for helpful additional material.
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