Pablo Rincón’s sprawling and esoteric tale of… I’m not exactly sure.
Mindgames, the illustrated novel from comic book legend Jim Starlin, will be available from the May 1st, from Amazon.com, Amazon EU and at 215ink.com.
A few months ago when I reviewed Jonathan Walker’s Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel, I called the illustrated novel “a bit of a bastardised mongrel.” Turns out Jonathan couldn’t agree more; over at John Scalzi’s Whatever he argues the strengths of such a format in an insightful piece on the thought process behind his and […]
Five Wounds’ story would stand proud in any format, but the combination of Walker’s rich cityscape and Hallett’s spidery imagery results in something beyond a conventional book with superfluous pictures.
Jonathan Walker is the author of Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel and Pistols! Treason! Murder!: The Rise and Fall of a Master Spy (both illustrated by Dan Hallett). He is also a historian of Venice, who has been researching and publishing on the city for over ten years. Below he explains the influence of comic books on the unique ‘illuminated’ format of Five Wounds, which is published today in the U.K.