John Reppion’s new book, Haunted Liverpool, featuring art by Andy Bloor, David Hitchcock, Declan Shalvey, Mo Ali, Oliver Redding and others has just gone on sale via the Leah Moore and John Reppion’s web site shop.
On offer is the special edition of 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool (limited to 24 numbered and 26 lettered copies) featuring an exclusive bookplate by artist Mo Ali, signed by John Reppion.
Also included is a special bonus article The Underground Empire of Joseph Williamson in the form of a handmade booklet signed by John and its illustrator Leah Moore.
Each volume costs £9.99 (plus postage and packing) and will ship in early July 2008.
Hanuted Liverpool is a creepy collection of true-life tales that takes the reader on a tour through the streets, cemeteries, alehouses, attics and docks of Liverpool.
“Containing many tales which have never before been published, it unearths a chilling range of supernatural phenomena,” says John, “including the Grey Lady of Speke Hall, the poltergeist who scrawled ‘I want you out’ on a blackboard in a cottage in Hunts Cross, and the truly terrifying tale of ‘Spring Heeled Jack’, the unidentified apparition who terrorised the citizens of Everton during the 1830s.”
Illustrated with more than sixty photographs, maps and drawings, this book will delight anyone with an interest in the paranormal, folklore and local history.
• Visit the HauntedLiverpool.blogspot.com for more information.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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