As if it wasn’t quirky and unsettling enough, Walker Books have just released a video on YouTube to promote the new graphic novel Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers by John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh, showing off more of its weird but wonderful art.
Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers is a darkly beautiful, Victorian noir comic book, telling the story of a young magician and his battle against dark forces from another world.
As Salem twists the key and slowly creeps into the grand gothic mansion left to him in his fathers will, his life takes a decidedly unusual turn. Aside from the money and house, Salem discovers his fathers legacy also includes an unfinished battle with creatures from another world, a battle that he is suddenly and dangerously thrown into. With help from his guardian familiar, and the colourful performers of Dr Kinoshitas Circus of Unearthly Delights, Salem must battle the evil spirits in order to stop them from infiltrating our world, and from destroying humanity.
• Salem Brownstone is on sale in the UK from 5th October 2009. The US launch is July 2010
• John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh will be in conversation during ComICA in London at the ICA on 24th October, 7.00pm, Nash Room. More details here
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.
Categories: British Comics