Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Second issue of Season of Sorrow

I have completed the second issue of my three-part minicomic series about the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde: Season of Sorrow.

In this issue, Wilde is transferred to Reading Gaol, an institution governed by the cruel Colonel Isaacson. Subjected to the "silent system", Wilde is prohibited from communicating with his fellow prisoners. When a whispered exchange in the exercise yard is detected by a warder, Wilde and his new friend are called before Isaacson, a man Wilde would later describe as a "mulberry-faced dictator" who was "not able to enjoy his breakfast unless someone was punished before he ate it".

You can purchase the first and second issues of the comic at my Etsy store. The third and final issue will be out later this year.

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.