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WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK AWARD FOR BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL AND BEST WRITER (MARTIN CONAGHAN). In 1828, two Irishmen named William Burke and William Hare murdered 16 people and disposed of the bodies to Dr Robert Knox at Edinburgh University for dissection, setting in motion a scandal that would rock the world's medical establishment. Writer Martin Conaghan and artist Will Pickering deliver a ghoulishly true story of medicine, murder and money set at the height of Edinburgh's enlightenment. In addition to the full length graphic novel, the book is also fully annotated.. With an introduction by Judge Dredd writer Alan Grant and a bonus gallery featuring Frank Quitely and Gary Erskine. Cover by Rian Hughes. Reviews of Burke & Hare: "a ghoulish, yet fascinating account of murder, history, medicine and greed." - Forbidden Planet. "A shadowy tale of greed and violence..." - The List. "Well paced, beautifully illustrated and painstakingly researched." - Down the Tubes. "Brimming with murder, intrigue, cover-ups, conspiracies, and mystery, ..." - Sci-Fi Pulse.

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ISBN-13: 9781635299717
Publisher: Caliber Comics
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

MARTIN CONAGHAN's first published writing work appeared in Aceville Publications' ComicWorld in 1992, in the form of interviews with comic-book writers and artists such as Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. This was followed by work for 2000AD and then Caliber Comics, where he wrote an issue of the popular Raven Chronicles. During the late 1990s he moved into mainstream journalism, producing a weekly internet column for The Big Issue and has written for every major Scottish newspaper. For the last twelve years, he has worked in sports broadcasting for the BBC. In 2011, he won Best Writer and Best Graphic Novel for Burke & Hare at the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards.

WILL PICKERING has been drawing comics intermittently since the age of two. His work appeared in various small press titles in the 1990s, including his self-published super villain series Something Fast. Following stints as a music journalist, youth worker, marketing executive and community activist, he returned to the medium in 2008 with The Spectacular Santa Claus, and began work on Burke & Hare soon after. Subsequent strips have appeared in Wasted, Futurequake and the forthcoming Black Hearted Love, and he is currently developing a graphic novel about the detective Allan Pinkerton from a script by writer Richmond Clements.

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