THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHNNY BENDER
‘Once upon a time there was a village called Edendale, and some people were good and some people were bad and some people were inbetween. Do we know who is what yet? I don’t think we do…’ During the celebrated carnival of 1979, the villagers danced beneath a mirror-ball, as a young girl drifted dead in the river. Who knew the truth of things? And would the truth matter? Now it’s 1999 and Edendale is holding another carnival. An anniversary to commemorate the life-changing events of twenty years before, by pretending it’s 1979… again. One day, two decades apart, the mirror-ball turning in the dark to light a truth. Come… Johnny Bender has things to show you.
Published by Urbane Publications. Artwork by Stephen Holmes. Available July 2016.