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Thistlebone Book Two - Poisoned Roots

Part of Thistlebone
Published by 2000 AD
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man — Malcolm Kinniburgh.

Tom Eglington began writing for 2000 AD in 2010, his first work being on a Steve Yeowell illustrated Future Shock, Universal Masterchef. Since then, he has gone on to create scripts for numerous Future Shocks, 3rillers, Time Twisters and Mega-City One Tales. He has created original series Outlier, Blunt and Thistlebone. His run of scripts on Judge Dredd have seen him work with Boo Cook, Brendan McCarthy, Colin MacNeil, and Staz Johnson. His work beyond the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic includes two children’s novels, and he is known as an artist, with work appearing in galleries as far afield as New York, LA and Australia.

Simon Davis divides his time between comic work and portrait painting and is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP). Davis began working in comics in the early 1990s but has also worked as a storyboard artist and magazine illustrator. Among the many characters that he has drawn for 2000 AD, he is probably best known for his work on Sinister Dexter with Dan Abnett, Stone Island and Ampney Crucis with Ian Edginton and Slaine: The Brutania Chronicles with Pat Mills.

  • Publisher: 2000 AD (May 12, 2022)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786185655

"A fetid, brackish wormy folk horror that will burrow under your skin and haunt you way after you have read it. You were drawn to this book.. give in." - Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, In the Earth, Kill List, Sightseers)

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