The Norfolk town of Thetford, UK, is the setting for five stories that make up the new Grennan and Sperandio comic book Out of the Dark
, commissioned by English Heritage.
Bringing together 2,000 years of history through the personal true-life commentary of Thetford folks (one story is in the Anglo-Saxon English of 1,000 years ago), readers can reflect on the strange connection between four Thetford girls and the women singer-songwriters of the 12th century; see how an 18th century landlady and a present-day rock guitarist square up in their bedrooms; and thrill to Sweyn Forkbeard's praise of Thetford's fighting men at the site of Norfolk's only rocket launch. Out of the Dark
makes the sparky suggestion that what they say is true: everything changes, everything remains the same. Go figure...
Coming in October 2005