What is it about?

This interview investigates the creation of the ‘Thistlebone’ comic by its two creators, writer T.C. Eglington and artist Simon Davis, exploring the initial development of the story and the imagery and its relationship to the resurgence of Folk Horror. Ideas discussed include the representation of the British landscape, the use Folk Horror tropes and iconography, the imagery and symbolism used in the comic as well as wider influences upon the text through Psychogeography.

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Why is it important?

With renewed interest in Folk Horror, Eglington and Davis ‘Thistlebone’ is a new and original work within the genre, offering a contemporary reworking of Folk Horror themes and tropes to explore the concepts of survival and trauma, all within the context of weekly British comic.

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This page is a summary of: Amongst the bramble and the bones: An interview with T. C. Eglington and Simon Davis, Studies in Comics, November 2022, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/stic_00073_7.
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