DARK SATANIC MILLS | Julian Sedgwick

a graphic novel set in a near future England

"Gets my vote! Excellent!" Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD

"A high octane adventure…" The Times

An apocalyptic page turner set in a futuristic England…" Daily Mail


written with Marcus Sedgwick
and illustrated by John Higgins and Marc Olivent
Walker Books

Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration 2014

Dark Satanic Mills is a dystopic graphic novel set in a near future England. The economic, environmental, societal and political order is breaking down, and people grab for simplistic solutions to the complex problems around them. Enter the 'True Church', a fundamentalist religion aiming to clamp down on dissent from its teachings.

Christy - a motorcycle despatch rider keen on keeping her head down and keeping her job - finds herself framed for a crime she didn't commit.
In a country under threat of fundamentalist rule from the 'True Church', Christy has to join forces with atheist preacher Thomas Aikenhead and embark on a road trip to escape arrest, and reveal the truth behind a supposed miracle in the north of England.
Pursued by the Church's Soldiers of Truth and irradiated bandits, Christy and her friends must race against time to save the country.
A road trip across an environmentally and socially damaged landscape, Dark Satanic Mills draws on the imagery and words of William Blake, and childhood memories and influences of both Sedgwick brothers, to re-imagine a new England.