Jane Austen started writing Persuasion just over 199 years ago, and the story and characters remain interesting to this day. We could say that this project is about bringing Jane Austen to a new audience of webcomic readers who love their media presented in non-committal tidbits via computer or tablet, or that it’s about getting the more old fashioned readers of classics interested in digitally delivered graphic novels; the truth is that I just wanted to explore this book more deeply, and the best way I know to do this is to draw it.

That’s how Persuasion, Illustrated began. It’s like a webcomic version of the novel, but with the writing left mostly unchanged and unabridged.

This is a work in progress. Each chapter will be posted as it’s finished.

About the author

From the wikipedia page: Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Read Jane Austen’s books online for free from Project Gutenberg.

About the illustrator

Niki Banados is a graphic designer currently based in Sydney, Australia. This project for her has been a long, intensive learning process, and one which continues daily. Email her at niki.banados [@] gmail [.] com

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