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Lauren Beukes

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I have a new short comic out, “Birdie” for DC Vertigo’s The Witching Houranthology, illustrated by amazing Cape Town artist Gerhard Human.

A little witch who scavenges the dumps of a future Cape Town for messages from the dead is dragged into solving a gang murder.

Lots of South Africanisms and a call back to Zoo City in the story – and the art is just gorgeous and amazing.

birdie bw
birdie opening page
birdie birds

Gerhard posted a selection of sneak previews to his Behance page. Or pick up The Witching Hourat your local comic shop, my BUY page or on Comixology.

birdie witching hour covers

Here’s a page of his original inks: (Spot Lion’s Head in the background – and I love the Weber)

birdie bw 2

Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    October 9th, 2013 @08:17 #

    I adore that cover.


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