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.
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.
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.