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Fascinating Folklore: A Compendium of Comics and Essays

Fascinating Folklore: A Compendium of Comics and Essays

Current price: $19.99
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Liminal 11
The MIT Press Bookstore
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With their combined talents, John Reppion and PJ Holden have created an astounding compendium and a unique way to learn about everything folklore from around the world

The creative seed for Fascinating Folklore began under the popular hashtag #folklorethursday. Each week Reppion tweeted a different writing prompt on a folkloric theme that PJ would swiftly adapt into a stunning single-panel comic. What began as a creative challenge between two friends rapidly developed; Reppion expanded each of his original prompts into a rich essay corresponding to each of PJ's stunning comics. The range of folkloric topics in the book is genuinely expansive, from Hawthorne, Blackberries, and the Willow tree to the legend of Boudica, the Wandjina spirits of Western Australia, and the Japanese ghost, Okiku.

About the Author

John Reppion is a writer from Liverpool, England. Since 2003 he has co-written comics in partnership with his wife, Leah Moore, as Moore & Reppion. John's solo-scripted comics work has also appeared in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine, and Heavy Metal Magazine. He has written books and articles on weird history, folklore, superstition, and magic for the likes of The History Press, Fortean Times, Daily Grail Online, and Hellebore magazine. PJ Holden is a Belfast-based comic artist best known for his work for Judge Dredd for 2000 AD. PJ is a rock-solid storyteller able to illustrate everything from grim dystopian futures, to over-the-top comedy adventures through war stories on land, sea, and air. His most recent graphic novel with Garth Ennis, Stringbags, was published in 2020 from Dead Reckoning.