Via Battle Hymns, I ran across this cool project from everyone’s favourite New Weird/Cephalopod/Space Opera crossover writer, China Mieville:

Posted on Mieville’s Tumblr, Rejectamentalist Manifesto, the web comic, titled London Intrusion, features many of the same strengths and elements seen in Mieville’s prose fiction: it’s urban, it’s weird and it’s filled with shades of grey (hah!)

China Mieville's web comic: LONDON INTRUSION

At the time this article is being written, Mieville has published eight ‘parts’, each written and illustrated by himself. A many of many talents, no? For a writer known to take readers to strange and unexpected corners of the world (whether ours or a secondary world he’s crafted), it should be fun to see Mieville work in a medium that’s completely unshackled from expectations of sales, publishers and marketing departments. If his ‘mainstream’ prose is weird, I can only imagine what he’s got in store for London Intrusion.

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  • Ryan January 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    There’s eight parts now?!? Sheeeeit, I haven’t been paying attention! Gotta love the free Mieville material. Thanks for the props Aiden.

  • Kendall January 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Woah, I had no idea he could do this. Many talents, indeed. I like this style a lot–thanks for posting this–I’ll check it out. :-)