“Arctic Circle” – A Tactile Graphic Novel For Blind Readers (AmReading.com)

It is perhaps, on the face of it, a paradoxical concept: a graphic novel for the blind and visually impaired. However, artist Ilan Manouach has created exactly that – feasible entirely through the power of touch.

Though most comics translated into Braille or auditory books pretty much lose the whole sense of illustrations and most of the emotional texture too, Manouach has come up with a method to circumvent this: an entire story of touch – sculptural, symbolic, and patterned. A sensory map or puzzle of a book, if you will […]

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