Friday, 15 January 2010

Page Samples (Dogbreath 20)

The final episode of 'Shadow' brings the tale to an explosive, violent conclusion. It appears in Dogbreath 20 which, again, is still available to buy from the Futurequake Press shop. Here the action first moves to Drumossie moor on the fringes of the Highlands proper- a place steeped in atmosphere, more commonly called 'Culloden' after the wee village not far from Inverness (also the historic scene of the defeat of the rebel Jacobite army in 1746 led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart, at the hands of the British army under the Duke of Cumberland- 'Stinkin Billy', the Butcher of Cumberland). Here is page 1 and that axe-killing:
For the final showdown, we move further north to Ross & Cromarty where Harry tries to find the answer to the question "Can a man kill his past?". This is page 6:

I hope you've enjoyed these samples and if you want to see more, you'll have to buy the issues. It's not just a 'dumb actioner'- it's a fairly dense and intelligent story, which I am proud to have been part of. It really benefits from reading right through. Dogbreath is a non-profit fanzine which needs to be supported to keep it in production- stock is limited, so buy it before its gone forever!