Rian Hughes on his new book and how to create graphic novels

In illustrator and type designer Rian Hughes’ new graphic novel I Am A Number, everyone knows their place. Until they don’t. We speak to him about creating the book and the essential qualities of a great graphic novel

Rian Hughes’ new book depicts a world in which everyone has a number. Order reigns, until some citizens start to question the numerals that adorn their chests and what they mean. When they challenge the system, things begin to fall apart.

This all-ages graphic novel is the first that Hughes has both written and drawn. We spoke to him about the book.

CREATIVE DESIGN MANAGER

Leeds, West Yorkshire

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Farnham, Surrey

PRODUCT DESIGNER

United Kingdom