Jonathan walker has written an article on the 'Design of Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel', featured in Visual Communication (May 2013 vol. 12 no. 2 217-241), a leading academic journal on visual studies.
Page from Five Wounds, page layout (Zoë Sadokierski), illustartion (Dan Hallett) scripted & written by jonathan Walker.
"In recent ‘hybrid novels’, which incorporate illustrations and other visual material as an integral part of the narrative, design is not just a matter of typography and layout. Rather, design organises all the signifying elements on a page within an integrated system, so that form exemplifies content. In this reflective practitioner article, the author uses his novel Five Wounds as a case study of this approach to design."