Stagdale (Part 1) by Frances Castle (Pin & Download included)
Frances Castle's graphic short story 'Stagdale' is a tale of relocation, mystery and folklore. Set in 1975 in the remote village of Stagdale, the story finds Kathy and her mother coping with a relocation from London to a countryside not totally enamoured with strangers. Echoes of BBC children's dramas like The Owl Service can be found in the pages, a sense of disquiet and dislocation where modern meets ancient. Imagine Swallows and Amazons set in Summerisle...
Gaining an audience recommendation at this year's ELCAF, Stagdale is beautifully drawn and lovingly captures a sense of mid 70s childhood adventure. This graphic novel comes with a Stagdale badge and a download to 3 moog-based pieces by The Hardy Tree, Frances' musical project. Read it, wear it and listen to it all for £7!