Brick's Graphic Novel Published

"Depresso" Graphic Novel cover

The cover of Brick's graphic novel

Nottingham cartoonist and Making Waves volunteer, Brick, alter ego of travel writer John Stuart Clark (The Chalke Way, After the Gold Rush) has signed his first graphic novel to Knockabout Comics, publishers of Alan Moore's epic From Hell.

Titled Depresso (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers), it chronicles the breakdown and recovery of semi-fictional protagonist Tom Freeman, weaving into the narrative a critique of mad medicine through the ages and in other countries. The comic will be launched in April at the Frankfurt Book Fair and later in the UK and USA.

An example panel from the graphic novel

ONE THING THE ELIZABETHANS WERE RIGHT ABOUT, DEPRESSION
IS A DISEASE OF THE IMAGINATION, WITNESS...

Click for large version - Cartoon by 'Brick' - John Clark

Left to right from top:
Charles Schultz, Florence Nightingale, Isaac Newton, James Watt, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Frank Bruno, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great,  Indira Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy, Marie Curie, Cary Grant, Charlotte Bronte, Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Sylvia Plath, Cole Porter, Hans Christian Anderson, Nijinsky, Theodore Roosevelt, Karen Carpenter, Tim Burton, JMW Turner, Abraham Lincoln, Mike Tyson, Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Edward Elgar, Dylan Thomas, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Saint Dymphna, Grumpy, Sigmund Freud and Lena Zavaroni.

Cartoon Copyright ‘Brick’                                          Saint Dymphna
aka John Stuart Clark                                           is the patron saint
                                                                                      of madness

Posted on 29/03/2010 by Brick & Michael


 

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