Monday, February 19, 2007

The Invisibles #10: 'Season of Ghouls'

‘Season of Ghouls’ is the first of three standalone stories exploring various aspects of The Invisibles universe. Grant said that he originally intended to do more of these, have a more fluid and experimental structure for the series, but commercial concerns led him to relaunch with Volume II and focus more closely on the main cast. I think that change also reflects his deeper engagement with the characters, they started to take control of the story, and did not want to be set aside for a month to deal with some random new people....

I've taken down my posts on The Invisibles because they're all coming out in book form. The book, Our Sentence is Up, features revised and expanded versions of each blog post, covering every issue of The Invisibles, plus an extensive interview with Morrison himself. Visit your local comic store and order a copy now!


Anonymous said...

If you want to get deeper into the mythology involved in this story, read Michael Bertiaux' "Voudon Gnostic Workbook". Baron Zaraguin is an insect loa.Papa Ghuede is a haitian loa, the loa of death.
He waits at the gate and speaks with anyone passing through. We will meet him all at our time.
Maya Deren' "The Divine Horsemen" is a good source on traditional voodoo. Robin mentions the book in an later issue.

Patrick said...

Nice, I'll have to check those two out. Is that the same Maya Deren of early avant garde film. If so, her 'Meshes of the Afternoon' was awesome. I'll definitely give her book a look.