Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Sweeney Todd’s Origins Sweeney Todd is adapted from a serialized tale called The String of Pearls: A Romance. The story took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes giving them too close a shave with his straight-edge razor). Then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes them into meat … Continue reading Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown, a guest review by Nils Nisse Visser. Like to indulge in the phantasmal during the spectral month of October?  Hopeless, Maine is what you’re looking for. Mind you, it’s sublimely moody in other months as well. The series is drawn by Tom Brown, written by Nimue Brown, and published by Sloth Comics. It currently consists of Hopeless, Maine 1: The Gathering, and Hopelesss, Maine 2: Sinners. The Gathering incorporates two previously separately published volumes, Personal Demons and Inheritance. The graphic novels are available at most major online retailers. DREAMTIME The plot of both The Gathering and Sinners is … Continue reading Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown