Illustration by Damien Correll
The Reverence Library Volume One is a rather lovely mix of short stories and illustration published by Edinburgh’s independent press Sing Statistics
The idea, say founders Jez Burrows and Lizzy Stewart, is to create “a series of abridged pocket encyclopaedias ‘inspired by fact and reworked by fiction’. Essentially, reference books with lies in.”
Short stories from a variety of writers around three themes are mixed with illustration. In Volume One, the stories are on Galleons, (scientist) Nikola Tesla and the Trans-Siberian Railway.
This graphic short story is by Luke Pearson
And in the Trans-Siberain Railway section, John Moe has written a hilarious reimagining of a journey by Tsar Nicholas II on his own luxurious train: “It’s all built around being really comfy for ME! Nick the Deuce!” Illustrated by Gavin Potenza
Also featured are William Goldsmith
and Josh Parpan
Plus Lizzy Stewart herself
and Richard Sanderson.
The Reverence Library Volume One costs just £10 and is available here. Worth every penny I’d say.
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