Inspired by Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Uncanny X-Men, this surreal, darkly beautiful and unsettling graphic novel about five wounded orphans is by turns hilarious and horrific, grotesque and tender.
Jonathan Walker was born near Liverpool, UK. He was educated in Glasgow and Cambridge, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. His interests include card games, photography, comic books, cinema and contemporary music, along with the history of Venice, on which he has researched, lectured and written for over a decade. He has also worked as a volunteer in a community for homeless men, a security guard, a postman, a census taker, a billposter, and (for one evening only) a theatre usher.
Jonathan's first book was Pistols! Treason! Murder!, the illustrated biography of a Venetian spy (MUP 2007), shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Award.
Dan Hallett was born in Northampton, UK, and studied at the Anglia Ruskin University Art School in Cambridge. He now works in Barcelona as a textile designer and illustrator, where he also exhibits his paintings and drawings. Dan's first book as illustrator was Jonathan Walker's Pistols! Treason! Murder!