Mezolith Vol. 1 (1)

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Review "Mezolith is the most important British graphic novel of the last twenty years . . . It's not something to put alongside Tintin, it's something to put alongside Dickens or Steinbeck" (Dave Morris Mirabilis)"An evocatively written, visually stunning piece of work . . . Those who love graphic novels or just plain good storytelling owe it to themselves to buy this book" (James Lovegrove Financial Times)  "Fabulous . . . Mezolith is one of the gems that emerged from Fickling's attempt at getting a new comic book going. Brilliantly illustrated by Adam Brockbank it is perfect for 9+ readers" (Amanda Craig The Times)"Violent, beautiful, magical, compelling, this makes you want to go back in time and visit the landscape of the book" (Neel Mukherjee The Times)"A dazzling evocation of ancient life and lore through the wide eyes of a young boy" (Paul Gravett)"Evocatively written and visually stunning. Those who love graphic novels or just plain good storytelling owe it to themselves to buy this book." The Financial Times"An amazing example of world-building at its very finest, with an exhilarating story to boot." Judge Dredd Magazine"To the comic-reading public, Mezolith is a stunning example of its form. To prehistorians it offers a great deal of inspiration in how we bring to life a long lost world." British Archaeology Journal Read more About the Author Ben Haggarty is a performance storyteller and a pioneer of the European storytelling revival. For over thirty years he has been performing folktales, fairytales, epics and myths to audiences of adults and of children, in venues ranging from caves to the Carnegie Hall. A walking library of more than three hundred and fifty stories his repertoire includes East European wonder tales, Irish epics, and modern myths such as Frankenstein and the folklore of Der Sandmann. He was narrative consultant for Jim Henson's Storyteller series and was the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble for ten years. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, as well artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. Ben has written two other children's comic strip series, Will Skoggyn's Skull and Silk Roads. Adam Brockbank drew comics throughout his childhood and early teens, drawing inspiration from not only the black and white reprints of Silver Age Marvel comics, but also the French new wave, particularly Metal Hurlant. Comics were abandoned in his late teens in favour of painting, and he studied as a fine artist at the Royal College of Art in London. These two paths would come together in a career in the film industry as a concept artist and storyboard artist, with Adam working on many films, including Sleepy Hollow, X-Men and Captain America: The First Avenger. But it is for his work on all eight of the Harry Potter films that he is best known, designing the creatures, props and vistas that have brought to life the world of Hogwarts on screen. Read more