Jasper Bark is a novelist, children's author and script writer specialising in comics and graphic novels. He's written four novels, A Fistful of Strontium (Black Flame, 2005 with Steve Lyons), Sniper Elite: Spear of Destiny (Abaddon, 2006), The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday (Abaddon, 2008) and The Way of the Barefoot Zombie (Abaddon, 2009). His all-ages book, Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci, has been translated into five different languages and his Battle Cries series of graphic novels are used in schools throughout to improve literacy for 12 to 16 year old readers. He's written comics for just about every publisher in the British comics industry, from 2000 AD to The Beano, and an increasing number of American and international publishers. Prior to this he worked as a film journalist and cable TV presenter by day and a stand-up poet and playwright by night. In 1993 he released an anthology of poetry and a spoken word album both called Bark Bites. In 1999 he was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival.
THE BEST OF TOMES OF THE DEAD, VOLUME 2
Released 16 August 2011
BEWARE THE MARCH OF THE UNDEAD!
The masters of flesh-munchingly, gut-wrenchingly, eyeball-poppingly great zombie fiction bring you three more of the best stand-alone books from their critically-acclaimed Tomes of the Dead line.
TIDE OF SOULS
When flash-floods devastate Britain and an army of the undead rise from the waves, three broken people – escaped sex-slave Katja, burned-out soldier McTarn, and crippled biologist Styles – may hold the key to survival for the scattered few remaining.
“If you are going somewhere hot, this will chill the spine nicely.” - The Telegraph
Rookie policeman Rick Nutman must fight through the bloody chaos of Leeds to get to his wife Sally. Daryl has always dreamed of being a serial killer, and Sally will be his first victim. Now Rick flees into the countryside with his undead wife, as Daryl seeks to be the only serial killer in history to kill the same woman twice. Can love overcome death?
“Not a book for the squeamish or easily shocked!” - Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review
WAY OF THE BAREFOOT ZOMBIE
What do you want? Wealth? Power? Influence? The Way of the Barefoot Zombie can get it for you! On the private island of St. Ignatius, Caribbean business guru Doc Papa guides your steps as you learn to harness the hunger and soulless drive of the noble zombie, even walking among the creatures themselves. What can go wrong?
“The characters are wild, outrageous and totally realistic in their roles.” - Mass Movement Magazine
WAY OF THE BAREFOOT ZOMBIE
Released 6 May 2009
THE MARKETS ARE HUNGRY FOR A SACRIFICE!
On a private island in the Caribbean business guru, Doc Papa, has reinvented the Zombie as a role model for the super-rich. The world’s business elite come to St Ignatius to study the Way of the Barefoot Zombie and interact with a captive colony of Zombies.
They live with them, dress like them and act like them in order to free their own Inner Zombies. Once they’ve learned to harness the Zombie’s single minded lust for blood nothing will stop them from making a killing on the global markets.
However, Doc Papa’s plans for dominating the world’s business arena go awry when the island is infiltrated by operatives from the Zombie Liberation Front and a rogue priestess. Real Voodoo and social satire collide in this gore drenched tale of greed and global profit.
Dawn Over Doomsday
Released 15 May 2008
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As America lies bleeding, Native American Chief Hiamovi seeks to unite his people into a single nation capable of reclaiming the US from the white man.
His growing army is on a collision course with cult leader Samuel Colt, who intends to put the country back in the iron grip of the once mighty Neo-Clergy. The two men are set for a showdown at Little Bighorn, once site of Custer's legendary last stand, now a twisted, nuclear landscape.
The fate of the battle may just be decided by Anna Bontraeger, rescued from a brothel by rogue scientist Matthew Greaves and taken on a perilous road trip across a devastated continent. Greaves and his small band have to get Anna to Little Bighorn before Colt or Hiamovi, so she can unlock the secrets which will save what remains of humanity and bring about a new dawn over Doomsday!
ISBN (Mobi): 9781849970266
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