Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A comic about Wilde's imprisonment

I have self-published a minicomic about Oscar Wilde's imprisonment. The Season of Sorrow (a phrase used by Wilde in De Profundis to describe the ceaseless suffering of prison life) is narrated in Wilde's own words.

In this first issue, Inferno, Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sent to Pentonville Prison, where he is deprived of his three great loves: companionship, good food and drink, and literature. After several weeks he is transferred to Wandsworth Prison, where his health deteriorates, culminating in his confinement to the infirmary.

Issues two and three, to be published later this year, will deal with Wilde's experiences at Reading Gaol.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of the first issue of The Season of Sorrow, please visit my Etsy store.