"An evocatively written, visually stunning piece of work . . . Those who love graphic novels or just plain good storytelling owe it to themselves to buy this book" (James Lovegrove Financial Times)
"Fabulous . . . Mezolith is one of the gems that emerged from Fickling's attempt at getting a new comic book going. Brilliantly illustrated by Adam Brockbank it is perfect for 9+ readers" (Amanda Craig The Times)
"Violent, beautiful, magical, compelling, this makes you want to go back in time and visit the landscape of the book" (Neel Mukherjee The Times)
"A dazzling evocation of ancient life and lore through the wide eyes of a young boy" (Paul Gravett)
From the Back Cover
The world of MeZolith awaits.
10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the western shores of the North Sea Basin, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventure, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighbouring tribe is fraught with threats. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must play his part and trust the strength and wisdom of his elders. This is a tale of beasts and beauty, man, magic and . . . horror.
Stone Age horror from the DFC Library
About the Author
Ben Haggarty is a performance storyteller with a repertoire of over 350 traditional narratives, ranging from three-minute fables to three-hour epics. It includes many versions of Indo-European wondertales, the Fionn MacCumhaill cycle, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and modern myths such as Frankenstein and Mr Sandmann: Bringer of Dreams and Nightmares. He is the founder and artistic director of The Crick Crack Club - a peripatetic venue that creates events to showcase and develop performance storytelling. Since 2001, Ben has been the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble in the USA. In 2007 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK).
Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist whose work features on a wide variety of films; from comic book adaptations like Spiderman, Captain America and X-Men to historical adventures like Troy and Alexander. But he is best known for his work on the Harry Potter series, creating and bringing to life onscreen the world of Hogwarts through his design of characters and creatures, props and vistas. With comics as his first love (notably the black and white reprints of Marvel Silver Age titles that he found on the shelves of his local newsagent), he's now come full circle as the illustrator of MeZolith.