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Thread #161174 Message #3831733
Posted By: keberoxu
10-Jan-17 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Robin Jarvis: The Power of Dark
Subject: RE: BS: Robin Jarvis: The Power of Dark
Then there is the visual element.
While Robin Jarvis has been drawn to storytelling since childhood -- horror stories are a lifelong fascination for him -- his education specialized in the visual, rather than the literary. He studied graphic design formally. For a time he was employed as a modelmaker for television and perhaps for cinema, not sure about that. His first book, The Dark Portal, existed in its first draft as a graphic novel, expanded from the initial storyboards.
A generation of UK adults, who grew up with Robin Jarvis's Deptford Mice in their childhood as well as the Whitby books, are passionate not only about Jarvis's writing but about the illustrations and the cover art for his books as well.