Thursday, 28 February 2013

So, these were something interesting: Interment and The Social Diary Of A Ghoul are two sort of prose poem/graphic novel hybrids self-published by RJ Barker (words) and Mikko Sovijarvi (pictures).

They're lovely to look at, either on Kindle or especially on a full screen - you can see the style of art from the cover below. The words, as you might guess by the fact I like them, are suitably twisted. They aren't so much stories, as situations revealed in elegant, repetitive prose. Saying much else would be spoiling things.

Self-publishing is often criticised, but I love the fact that little gems like this can get released nowadays. No publisher would touch these, not for reasons of quality but for reasons of length, prose style, etc. If you're intrigued, do take a look at them.

Oh, and apparently there will be a third, the intriguingly titled The Boy Who Listened in at Doors...


1 comment:

MRCosby said...

These do look intriguing ... as I used to be an illustrator, I sometimes think about projects like this myself ...