Brian McDonald with Jesse Bryan
In Brian McDonald’s graphic novel, Old Souls (First Second), illustrated by Les McClaine, a man’s chance encounter with a ‘grave robber’ (who has the ability to relive former lives) leads him into an exploration of a tragic episode in his past. Brian McDonald has worked in film, television, and comic books for more than thirty years. He is the writer and director of the award-winning short film White Face, and has worked as a speaker and story consultant for such clients such as Disney and Cirque du Soleil and currently serves as “Chief Storyteller” at the Belief Agency. His book Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories That Resonate is required reading at Pixar Animation Studio as well as several film studies programs. McDonald teaches for the Film School in Seattle and the Red Badge Project, which teaches veterans suffering from PTSD how to tell their stories. He appears in conversation with Jesse Bryan, founder of the Belief Agency.