Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
This is a powerful new story and debut comic book from award-winning and multi-selling author Marcus Sedgwick collaborating with brother Julian Sedgwick and internationally renowned comics artist John Higgins. Set in a near-future Britain, Dark Satanic Mills tracks a young girl's journey from the flooded landmarks of London to the vast, scorched and abandoned hills of the north. Framed for a murder she did not commit, the innocent and beautiful Christie has no other choice but to run for her life. Both a cautionary tale and a rip-roaring road trip, Dark Satanic Mills is altogether an intelligent, captivating and thrilling ride - The Wizard of Oz for a new generation, told in exhilarating shades of light and dark. This is a bold and compelling cautionary tale bringing together a forceful cast of characters in an elegantly conceived plot that explores prejudice, violence, fundamentalism and freedom. It is an ideal book for young adults and those who are fans of Marcus' work as well as comics fans and readers of Judge Dredd and the iconic British comic 2000AD. Marcus and Julian were both inspired by the art and writing of William Blake and the book is infused with many of these influences, reflected in the stunning visuals and design of the book.
Created by the award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick and his brother Julian Sedgwick, Dark Satanic Mills is rich with the influences of visionary thinker, writer and artist William Blake and illustrated to exceptional and dramatic effect by John Higgins, colourist for Alan Moore's iconic Watchmen.