Author Archives: John Clark

Read Brick’s ‘Dawn of the Unread’ contribution

It’s been a bit of a technological hike for the back-room boy, Paul Fillingham of Thinkamigo, who has transposed my work for the app and web, but My Long Walk With Slav has finally gone public. Paul’s done a sterling … Continue reading

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TEAW in the Independent

Nice trailer for our World War One anthology, To End All Wars, in today’s Independent newspaper. Unfortunately (maybe) the journalist’s angle is to dig Gove in the ribs, but hey. Can also be read on-line at here, where there is also … Continue reading

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TEAW Crosses the Channel

In France, comics are called bande dessinée and they are huge. Railway station bookshops devote at least twice as much shelf space to graphic novels as W.H. Smith in the UK give over to prose novels. On a recent trip to … Continue reading

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Sherwood Shoe Tree

Spotted on the fringes of Sherwood Forest beside the A57 between Worksop and the junction with the A1. Travelling west, the tree stands 100 meters from the junction next to the second layby and is, of course, a shoe tree. … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread

There is space in my working life for more than To End All Wars, remarkably, among which commissions is a curious project originated by Left Lion’s literature editor, James Walker, entitled Dawn of the Unread. The idea is to produce … Continue reading

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TEAW cover… sorted!

As Jonathan Clode and myself trundle ever closer to receiving the finished art for the remaining stories in To End All Wars, it is with a sigh of relief that we have finally sent Soaring Penguin Press the cover art, … Continue reading

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“…plainly a just war.”

For those who don’t know, Michael Gove is the Secretary of State for  Education whose job appears to be to dream up reforms to Britain’s blighted education system, then dump them some time after it’s become blindingly obvious to everybody else that … Continue reading

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Conwy Gigs

Recently back from a series of gigs in North Wales promoting good health, good reading and good libraries. In fact quite remarkable libraries, particularly the newly refurbished one in Llandudno. When was the last time you saw shiny white curved … Continue reading

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Halloween Comic (not funny)

I don’t generally flag up web comics, but seeing as how it is Halloween and this short story made me jump out of my skin… Do not go there if you are of a nervous disposition!

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‘Scrappin’ wi’ Scouse’

New to the writing credits of Brick’s alter ego, John Stuart Clark, is a short story based on his years as a ‘tatter’ working the yarn factories, garages and back-knockings of Nottingham. It appears in the third anthology of themed … Continue reading

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