Publication Date: March 2016
Written by Mary Telford and illustrated by Louise Verity, the ancient Seven Deadly Sins are still among us, though wearing modern dress.
In this lavish, stunningly illustrated modern interpretation, the victims take revenge on their tormentors. The weak become strong and the powerful weak. The stories are humorous, violent and erotic; a celebration of the joy of sinning and of taking revenge. Each story, each sin, is different in setting, character and mood. Each sin in turn is inspected, tested and described in spare and unsparing prose. In each, the sin and the sinner are shown by Mary Telford as malevolent, the victim undeserving of their state.
This graphic fable is conceived as a collection illustrating Envy, Pride, Avarice, Sloth, Gluttony, Anger and Lust. The drawings and collages illuminate the foibles and wickedness described; from perpetrator to victim, no-one can hide.
Praise for SINS
“A visual distinctive style…. [Sins] creates a dreamscape, with a distinctive and at times alarming feel” –The Bookbag
“Beautiful…and gripping… I started one and just had to keep reading” –Jumoke Fashola, BBC Radio London
“A veritable delight to both behold and partake in” –David Marx
“Compulsive reading” –The Sun
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mary Telford is a fiction writer who also writes on art and artists. She is an art collector, part-time model and television extra, as well as being interested in architecture and design. She is based in London.
Louise Verity is an artist, costume designer, creator and imaginator par excellence. Her costume work has appeared in productions far and wide with clients from Iron Maiden to Michael Jackson. She lives in France.