Thistlebone Book 1

About The Book

Rebellion’s lead graphic novel for Fall 2020.

A break-out original folk-horror series beautifully realized in oil by master painter and popular Slaine artist Simon Davis

Midsommar meets The Wicker Man

Midsommar meets The Wicker Man in this break-out original folk-horror series from the pages of 2000 AD!

England, 2019. The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — that years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilisation and find purity in the old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped.

About The Authors

Simon Davis divides his time between comic work and portrait painting and is the Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP). Davis began working in comics in the early 1990s but has also worked as a storyboard artist and magazine illustrator. Among the many characters that he has drawn for 2000 AD, he is probably best known for his work on Sinister Dexter with Dan Abnett, Stone Island and Ampney Crucis with Ian Edginton and Black Siddha with Pat Mills.

Product Details

  • Publisher: 2000 AD (December 1, 2020)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781087787

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Raves and Reviews

"Simon Davis’ artwork really is some of the best he’s ever done. Magnificent."


"hits all the right buttons ... More please."

– All-Comic

"Feels like visiting a novel by Stephen King. The eerie atmosphere, the supernatural undertones but, perhaps most importantly, the grounded approach to storytelling."

– Owen Johnson, Multiversity Comics

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