“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.” -Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
If you’ve never read The Yellow Wallpaper, I’d rectify that immediately. IMO the most important turn of the century ghost story, right up there with Turn of the Screw.
It’s also semi-autobiographical. Charlotte Perkins Gilman legitimately almost went entirely mad during a period of postpartum psychosis. This was firmly exacerbated by the fact that during this period she was prevented from making art, from consuming art, from engaging in intellectualism ‘for her own good’.
The Yellow Wallpaper creeps into my mind again as we watch the world going mad around us. It is terrifying the things that those of us with power think is appropriate for others’ ‘own good’.
The TPB for LIMBO is out now in all good comic stores and bookshops. Obviously the best place to purchase it would be in your LCS, but if you can’t for whatever reason, it’s available on Amazon from here in the US, here in the UK, and digitally on Comixology here.
The complete surreal neon-noir miniseries.
Welcome to Dedande City, where the line between biology and analogue technology becomes blurred and minor deities lie coiled in the reels of cassettes.
When a detective with no memory, no identity and no manners runs up against a powerful crime boss, reality itself begins to unravel and he starts to suspect that the truths he’s been searching for may lie in the dark worlds of static just beyond the glow of the television screen.
We launched the book in both Dublin and London on June 1st and 4th, and both launches were fantastic- Big Bang Comics were absolutely astounding hosts, so a big thanks to all those guys and to Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire for being pretty much the best and most welcoming people.
Back on home turf, Orbital Comics allowed us to record a running commentary of the entire LIMBO TPB, which was exceptionally masochistic of them, and if you too would like to suffer you can listen to that over on Multiversity.
This has been a longer post of self-promotion than I’m normally comfortable doing, and it’s all stuff I should probably have posted over the last month, but I’ve been somewhat busy watching the UK fall apart around us and cracking on with that evermore due dissertation- and working on a new comics project, which may itself have quite a bit to do with said dissertation. With all that said, I return to my Nietzsche cave, and leave you with this fantastic piece of LIMBO fanart from Cryoclaire. Claire draws Drugs and Wires, a cyberpunk webcomic that you should absolutely be reading: