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.