During a DVD recording session in Rochester last winter, my friend Mona Johnson, author of The Tangled Neuron blog, mentioned that she was becoming interested in the medium of the graphic novel. While this format has been around for a long time, it has had a recent resurgence, and is finding its way into mainstream media.
Mona’s idea was to use the graphic novel format to tell a story about dementia. Furthermore, she wants to find a way to engage the readers in active participation with the story.
Her story, The Musician’s Mind, centers around Parker Sanningham, a brilliant concert pianist who begins to develop signs of Alzheimer’s at the height of his career:
The tale of Parker’s life proceeds from there. The interactive part is that Mona hopes to use audience reaction and feedback to help craft the plot of the story as it proceeds.
A great way to share the story, and also to begin to change the dialogue on dementia!
Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/tangledneuronMMintro