Three unemployed slackers find themselves embroiled in an unusual dispute with their new neighbors: Carole and her weeping mother. When the shabby Carlisle intervenes, he incurs the wrath of their landlord—the silent, grinning embodiment of evil, Mr. Stapleton—and his mute minion son, Craig. As Mr. Stapleton’s malign influence spreads to his housemates, Carlisle takes the fight to his enemy and realizes he must sacrifice his life to save the world. Owing more to William Blake than to Stephen King, this brooding, unnerving, and absurdist graphic novel deliberately shuns the conventional genre of blood and gore in favor of freak falls of licorice candy, cherubim in cowboy suits, and narcotic cavity-wall insulation.
Meet the Authors
SI SPENCER is a comic book writer best known for Books of Magick (with Neil Gaiman), Hellblazer: City of Demons, The Vinyl Underground, and Bodies. He lives in London.
DIX is an illustrator and comic book artist who has created regular strips for the Guardian. He lives in Wales.