This week, my guests are the fantastic Polyp and Eva Schlunke, the creative minds behind Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre
Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre is a unique, first-of-its-kind visual project, using only direct testimony of the time (letters, memoirs, journalist’s accounts, spies’ reports, courtroom evidence…) woven together using graphic-novel style illustrations created by professional cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist Polyp. The script was edited by Eva Schlunke, based on original research by Professor Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire, consultant historian to the Peterloo 2019 anniversary programme).
I’m going to be talking to Eva and Paul about the new Peterloo graphic novel, and about the plans for the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. And, of course, they’ll be sharing their selection for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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