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, 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.
Grant, P 2018, 'Read To Me', Austinmer Scout Hall.
Grant, P 2018, 'The Grot', AUSTRALIAN COMICS PRESENTED BY ILLUSTRATEYOURLIFE, Illustrateyourlife, 29 International Festival of Comics and Games, Lodz, Poland.
'Australian Comics presented by IllustrateYourLife' provides a fresh look at the contemporary art of comics. The exhibition is designed to promote Australian artists - introduce their original styles and approach to the medium.
Willing to show the diversity and multiculturalism of the national identity, we have selected 20 exceptionally talented individuals. Male and female artists who were born in, and those who have moved to Australia. Artists who focus on very different themes and use various forms of expression. Artists representing classical comic book art, and those who explore and reach out to the future. Artists who have been present and well known on the local scene with impressive portfolios, and the unique newcomers - self-publishing their graphic novels. We pay our respect to the Aboriginal community of Australia and proudly present artworks inspired and created by Indigenous artists.
The 'Australian Comics presented by IllustrateYourLife' shines a light on the most interesting events, projects and initiatives coming from Down Under. The first edition of the exhibition will include The Ledger Awards, Comic Con-versation, Comic Art Workshop, MiniComic.Club, NEOMAD.
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.