The collection of issues #1-6 of Si Spurrier‘s lesbian-werewolf-military-horror-drama (seriously, it defies easy categorisation), Cry Havoc Vol 1 TP Mything in Action, is almost here! To celebrate, we’ve got Si himself coming down to crack open a bottle of bubbly and sign his name on your – yes YOUR – copy. Make sure you’re here for the occasion on Friday the 19th August, from 7-9pm!
You can rely on Si to bring more than the hoary old cliches to any genre he tries his hand at, and it turns out that werewolf stories are no exception. No misty moors or Victorian mansions here:
Meet Lou: a street musician savaged by a supernatural terror. Meet Lou: crossing war-torn Afghanistan with a unit of shapeshifting soldiers. Meet Lou: a monstress held captive by the rogue beast she was sent to kill. CRY HAVOC interweaves three stages of a remarkable life into a critically-exalted saga of military, myth, and mania.
“Folklore is saturated with monsters,” says Spurrier. “Centuries ago these wonderful fictions were at the bleeding-edge of the Zeitgeist, but they’ve faded from relevance. Cry Havoc asks what happens when those bright-eyed and bloody-fanged stories force themselves back into the modern limelight. Who resists them, and who gets caught in the middle?”
Not only is Spurrier ably assisted on art by Ryan Kelly, of Northlanders and Local fame, but to help convey the shifting of time throughout the story – and to help the reader keep track – he has enlisted three different colourists, one for each time period. Matt Wilson, Lee Loughridge, and Nick Filardi each bring their own unique voice to the project, instantly distinguishing the different threads that run through the story. It’s a fascinating experiment in storytelling that pays real dividends.
Si will be here from 7-9pm on Friday 19th August, pen in hand to sign your books. He’ll probably have some juicy behind the scenes titbits for you as well, if you ask nicely. We will also have the book designer Emma Price and letterer Simon Bowland (NAMELESS, JAMES BOND, 2000AD, CODENAME BABOUSHKA).
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If you can’t make it then drop a line to email@example.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. If you need mail order, postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.