|Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
|FICTION / Ghost
|FICTION / Gothic
|FICTION / Holidays
|6.00in x 4.00in
|From The Publisher*
World-renowned cartoonist Seth returns with three new ghost stories for 2023.
Maitland returns to his ancestral estate after having lived a largely solitary life. He soon finds himself increasingly obsessed with the magnificent field of poppies surrounding his home, as well as the man harvesting them.
Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories
"[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills-and charm."
"Internationally celebrated Guelph cartoonist Seth dug deep into his archive of ghost stories to resurrect a Victorian tradition of reading one on Christmas Eve."
"I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year."
"As good as the story selection is, the design of each book is the star … In [Seth's] work I see the brilliant use of shadow a la' Mike Mignola, combined with the dark whimsey of Tim Burton ... Highly recommended for the horror lovers looking for something special in this post-Halloween season."
"A nice, creepy reprieve from all the holly and jolly of the holidays. Seth's black and white illustrations provide a delicious sense for foreboding and unease to these tales of the dearly departed."
"Seth's books-petite and illustrated with gorgeous minimalist designs-feel somehow like a more mature version of my childhood traditions. In reality, Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories are a tradition everyone, young and old, can make a part of their holidays. With these beautifully illustrated books, it seems in this case one really can judge a book by its cover."
"Really beautiful art, and great stories."
|Marjorie Bowen (1885–1952) was a prolific British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history, and biography.
Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney's Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth's Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named "Inkwell's End."