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Discovering Scarfolk by Richard Littler
  

Discovering Scarfolk

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A transfer from blog to book for Scarfolk, the town and its people condemned forever to live in the 1970’s. As you can imagine this is terrifying and a view of the website suggests that living in Stalinist Russia might be preferable. Richard Littler’s visuals are brilliant parodies on the real thing - turning winsome family ads into poster propaganda for sending body parts through the mail just one example, the text a sly comment on over-heated public announcements and directives.

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Discovering Scarfolk by Richard Littler

Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science, children must not be seen or heard, and everyone has to be in bed by 8 p.m. because they are perpetually running a slight fever. A massive cult hit online, Scarfolk re-creates with startling accuracy the darkest childhood memories of the 1970s, all in shiver-inducing visual form. It's surreal, clever and extremely funny.

About the Author

Richard Littler is a graphic artist and screenwriter as well as a script consultant and occasional poet. He lives in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th October 2014

Author

Richard Littler

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Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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Parodies & spoofs

ISBN

9780091958480

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