Stage 3 Illustration students of Edinburgh College of Art with the support of James Hutcheson, Creative Director at Birlinn/Polygon and lecturer Harvey Dingwall have created a series of double page spreads for James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, first published in 1824. James has an ongoing fascination with with the novel, its very contemporary narrative structure and existential dark thriller qualities.
Each student was given a section of the novel and asked to illustrate it with pull quotes and imagery. They are presented in the order of the book but as the story plays with narrator and descriptive imagery of the same events an engaging confusion is compounded with these series of spreads. We ask you to enjoy the imagery and how each spread evokes elements of the book – if you have not read the novel then hopefully this will be an inspiration to do so!
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