From the THESE SEVEN anthology – ‘Simone the Stylite’ – Summer 2015
A comics short story for an anthology of prose short stories by noted authors from Nottingham published by Five Leaves to support the city’s application to become a UNESCO City of Literature. Contributors include Megan Taylor, John Harvey, Alison Moore, Paula Rawsthorne, Shreya Sen Handley, myself and, from his grave, Alan Sillitoe. The inclusion of a comics story was fought for on the basis that the city’s contribution to comics literature is considerable and needed to be represented in both the anthology and the application. Interestingly, Nottingham did achieve the UNESCO distinction and was applauded by the City of Literature board for the inclusion of comics in their bid.
It helps to know that the University of Nottingham sports the sculpture seen here, entitled ‘Aspire’.
Sample pages below, full comic here.