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Dawn of the Unread - Issue #12

Alan Sillitoe refuses to come back to life while there’s a Toff government in power. Instead he sends out two of his greatest literary creations, Arthur Seaton and Colin Smith, to try and help save libraries. Along the way they encounter Ray Gosling and Blakey from On the Buses. Inevitably, it’s going to get messy. The artwork is drawn in rough crayon to reflect the gritty realism of Sillitoe’s writing.


Artist - Carol Swain
Artist - Carol SwainCarol originally trained as a painter.
She began creating comics with her self-published 'Way Out Strips' in 1988.
Her first graphic novel, 'Invasion of the Mind Sappers', appeared at Fantagraphics in 1996. Her second graphic novel, 'Foodboy', was also published by Fantagraphics. Many of Carol Swain's stories are set in Wales, and are grounded in autobiography.


Writer - James Walker
Writer - James WalkerJames is the Chair of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio, a Director of Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature bid and Literature Editor of LeftLion magazine. He is a former member of the Alan Sillitoe Committee and according to the Independent, the last person to interview Alan Sillitoe. He is the ‘bwainz’ behind Dawn of the Unread, his latest collaboration with Paul Fillingham.

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