A project I worked on at the end of 2022 and into the new year has just
gone live over on the Museum of London website
. It's a 7-page comic
called Deaf Londoners in the 1660s
, and it tells the story of three such people, two who we know of from the diaries of Samuel Pepys
You can read the comic and see the accompanying resources here, including teachers' notes and a BSL-interpreted video of the strip.
The comic was principally researched and written by Dr. Kate Loveman, Associate Professor in English Literature, 1600-1789, at the University of Leicester, and an expert and author on Samuel Pepys, and all done as part of the Reimagining the Restoration project. Also directing the project was the Museum's Learning Manager, James Harrod.
It was great fun to do, with plenty of detail to research - and it was wonderful to have a couple of real experts on hand to advise and provide material and context for the visuals.
Many thanks to both Kate and James for a terrific working experience, and for bringing me into the project.