Inktober is an initiative started by Mr Jake Parker, where artists across the globe are invited to create one drawing a day for 31 days throughout October. 2016 is my first Inktober and I choose Dickens as a theme.
I'm revisiting his manuscripts through my museum work and rediscovering just how visual a writer he was.
Not only that, but also discovering a few things about the man behind the writing.
At age 12 he worked in Warren's Boot Blacking Factory and was shown how to label bottles by Bob Fagin, whose name he used in Oliver Twist
He worked as a parliamentary reporter for the Morning Chronicle in 1834, when Andrew Doyle was Editor