Eamon Espey's Wormdye is a collection of interwoven tales that deftly illustrate the fever-pitched anxiety of modern life. With locales as varied as the River Styx, The Vatican, the island of Aegina and the Mitchell Corn Palace, Wormdye follows Marco, Tommy and others as they engage in the human struggle: work, religion, death and human sacrifice. Bleak and darkly funny, Wormdye uses myths and iconographic visuals to evoke a world-view that is both absorbing and upsetting, tragic and triumphant.
128 pages. Black and white. 2008.
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"Wormdye is perhaps the most unique and truly bizarre graphic novel I have read in years. Eamon Espey creates a world filled with its own mythologies and often shocking imagery. Though not for the easily disturbed, Espey's allegiance to classic comics shines through and the stories are disarmingly funny."
- Large Hearted Boy
Songs of the Abyss is the evolution of Eamon Espey's Wormdye, his debut collection from Secret Acres. Following his obsession with groestque spirituality, Espey delivers ancient Egyptian gods who give birth to biblical giants. Santa Claus is revealed as an agent of the Devil. A scientist performs sadistic experiments in search of enlightenment. All of this is rendered in Espey's inimitable compositions, in black ink and, for the first time, stained glass.
6.5" by 9.5". 168 pages. Black and white.
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