The Making of Acting Class | Granta

The Making of Acting Class

Nick Drnaso

In 2018, Nick Drnaso’s graphic novel, Sabrina, became the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Man Booker prize. Acting Class, which is out this year, is Drnaso’s follow-up, a book exploring the inner lives and outward personas of a group of misfits enrolled in an unnerving acting class.

In this exclusive mini-documentary, Drnaso describes the making his new graphic novel, and the delicate process of constructing this world of Acting Class, and filling it with characters.


Nick Drnaso

Winner of the Prix Revelation at Angouleme 2018, Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 in Palos Hills, Illinois. His debut graphic novel, Beverly, received the LA Times Book prize for Best Graphic Novel. He has contributed to several comics anthologies and has been nominated for three Ignatz Awards. Drnaso lives in Chicago, where he works as a cartoonist and illustrator.

More about the author →