Not long now before the release of ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD (23/09/2014), the WW1 trench poem anthology. [note: that’s actually the UK release date – it’s available NOW in the U.S.! -Craig]
I was very proud to be part of this book, edited by Chris Duffy, published by First Second in the US. Deadman’s Dump, a poem by Isaac Rosenberg, is a gritty re-telling of the first few days of the futile battle. Pat Mills turned the poem into a superb short story, full of meaning and emotion. Hopefully I’ve kept my side of it up to scratch too. Pat said he thought it was “a mini-classic in the making”…that’ll do me.
Hope you get to see it, as I’m aware there are a few books on the subject and folk have limited budgets nowadays.
Contributors to Above the Dreamless Dead include: Hannah Berry, Stephen R. Bissette, Eddie Campbell, Lilli Carré, Liesbeth De Stercke, Hunt Emerson, Garth Ennis, Simon Gane, Sarah Glidden, Isabel Greenberg, Sammy Harkham, me, Kevin Huizenga, Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen, Peter Kuper, James Lloyd, Pat Mills, Anders Nilsen, Danica Novgorodoff, Luke Pearson, George Pratt, Carol Tyler, and Phil Winslade. Edited by Chris Duffy.
But wait…there’s more!
In the same month [note: U.S. release date September 9th! -Craig] the TITAN BOOKS printing of SPRINGHEELED JACK will also be available, world wide, I believe. They have done a nice job, I’m indebted to David Leach for taking the book to his bosses and wafting it under their collective noses.