BRIGHTON:THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Jim won a competition by QueenSpark Books to be one of a dozen writers to work on this Graphic Novel about the history and people of Brighton. He wrote the opening story, Seawater, about a fisherman in 18th Century Brighthelmstone and collaborated with artist, Chris Hagan, to produce the final work. Lots more pictures on Chris’ blog here.
“I was transfixed by Seawater, from Jim Holland and Chris Hagan… A maritime epic of unrequited love, hard toil and the power of the sea.” APlaceToHangYourCape.com
“Brighton: The Graphic Novel has such a fresh feel”
“Brighton: The Graphic Novel uses the history of one of Britain’s most celebrated cities as its starting point. The result is a startlingly
original and fascinating publication spanning more than 300 years from the 1700s to the present day.”
Brighton and Hove Independant
CAST IRON THEATRE’S EASTER EGGS
Jim wrote a short play, “Divinity or Chocolate” for this Easter Eggstravaganza. “A basket of Easter-themed short plays are ready to be performed but the actors read their scripts for the first time live on stage! It’s a celebration of new writing, comedy, and cold reading!” April 2018.
CAST IRON THEATRE’S CHRISTMAS SELECTION BOX
Jim wrote a short play “The Queen’s Christmas Messy Age” for this seasonal event where submissions were gift-wrapped and unopened until it’s time to perform. December 2016
A short horror story on the theme of “The Box” was accepted by Cast Iron Theatre to be read as part of their Jackanory-inspired event for Halloween, October 2016. Read more about that here.
Jim read out a story at this Brighton comedy and storytelling night in February 2016. “All the President’s Hens” was specially (re) written for the night.
READING THE SOUTH
Jim took part in several Reading The South writing groups in late 2015. You can read about his experience in this blog written for the Your County website: My Afternoon at a Reading The South Workshop
A short piece Jim wrote as part of a writing group was published on the Reading The South website, December 2015: “Off Season”
A short ghost story in two parts was accepted by Cast Iron Theatre to be read by actors as part of their Jackanory-inspired event for Halloween, October 2015.
Jim read a short story as part of this short-lived Brighton-based story-telling night which was run by Rufus Hound and Ed Moore and best described by hyphenated words.
Jim took a half hour storytelling show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. In an Edinburgh over-run by aliens and vampires, the audience got to choose which path the show would take before being brought to task by the very character they were contolling.
“Jim Holland has created something delectably quirky and inventive. Choose Your Own Edventure is wacky, silly and just a little bit ridiculous, with a clever twist ending…
This piece stands out as being an excellent concept, and the story-telling is strong and interesting. Holland is a wonderful story-teller, and his stand-up comedy background makes his delivery quick and insightful.”