by: Will Sweeney
Vorpal Sword by Will Sweeney / ISBN 9783905999914 / 16-page zine, color offset printing, 7.7 x 10 inches, published by Nieves in Switzerland
A 50 Watts favorite for a long time.
A retro/futuristic English landscape, mutated beyond recognition, is populated by mythical creatures and freakish characters, living in makeshift shelters, conducting strange rituals and harvesting the polluted soil. Meanwhile the urban centres have fallen to ruin and decadence, ruled by a twisted elite, who exploit the populace for food and entertainment. Monsters roam the landscape, real and imagined, only those able to wield The Vorpal Sword stand a chance of defeating them.
The title Vorpal Sword signifies a vital creative energy, a life-force beaming directly from the subconscious which will vanquish monsters and destructive forces. The monsters of mundanity and inertia are defeated by the metaphysical blade of The Vorpal Sword. The life cycle goes on, cross pollinating and evolving.
Will Sweeney is a graphic artist living and working in East London, he is the authour of the comic book Tales From Greenfuzz and draws representations of other worlds for you to try out.