Over a 12 month period from 1827-1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland, two Irishmen by the names of William Burke and William Hare murdered 16 people and disposed of their bodies to the eminent dissectionist Dr Robert Knox at 10 Surgeon’s Square. Delve into the murky, misquoted history of Scotland’s most notorious serial killers with a research-based graphic novel that unwravels a ghoulish story of medicine, murder and money. Features a foreword by Alan Grant, and pin up gallery including Frank Quitely and Gary Erksine
The story of Burke and Hare wasone of those stories, like Jack the Ripper that both fascinated me and repulsed me at the same time. I’ve read a lot of stuff on the Ripper but I’ve never delved too deep into the story of Burke and Hare.
Insomnia Publications who bought us the awesome Cancertwown and how have been firing on all cylinders with their projects have put out a preview of the upcoming graphic novel. A lot of research has going onto providing an accurate retelling of the story on comic form.
Readers will be able to pick up the full version when it’s released in October.
GS Reporter: Nuge
Source: Insomnia Publications