Dr. Pat Grant is a cartoonist, writer and designer.
Pat's first graphic novel Blue has been published in the USA, France and Italy and was listed as one of the great graphic novels of 2012 by the US culture journal Salon. His next graphic novel, The Grot, is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and will be released by Top Shelf in 2019.
Pat has won several awards including an Aurealis Award for best graphic novel, A Ledger Award for excellence in Australian comics, a Good Design award. He has also been nominated for a Walkley for excellence in multimedia journalism.
Can supervise: YES
Pat's research is focussed on the materiality and movement in the production of comics and graphic novels. He uses tools of anthropology, phenomenology and graphic storytelling to explore the back-end of creative production.
Future research will be in exploring the use of visual narrative and animation in visualising complex ecological and economic systems.
He teaches in the Batchelor of Animation, the Bachelor of Visual Communication and the Master of Design with a focus on illustration and graphic storytelling.
Grant, PM & McCabe, F 2019, The Grot, 1, Topo Shelf Productions,, Marietta Georgia.
Graphic Novel: Two teenagers come of age in a grimy post-industrial future
Grant, P 2012, Blue.
Blue is the debut graphic novel by Australian cartoonist Pat Grant.
Grant, PM 2015, 'Toormina Video' in Lemon, G (ed), Going Down Swinging Longbox, Going Down Swinging, Melbourne.
special Issue of literary journal
Grant, P 2018, 'Read To Me', Austinmer Scout Hall.
Grant, PM & McCabe, F 2018, 'The Grot - An exhibition of original artwork from the graphic novel', The Grot - An exhibition of original artwork from the graphic novel, Alpha Gallery, Newtown.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This is an exhibition of original artwork from Pat Grant's forthcoming graphic novel The Grot. The projects is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Pat is the co-director of Comic Art Workshop, an independent organisation that supports graphic novellists and comic-book artists and working on ambitious projects. Comics Art Workshop is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and Cal Cultural Fund.