The Dust on the Moth

THE DUST ON THE MOTH

WRITTEN BY DARREN SIMPSON

ILLUSTRATIONS, DESIGN & SOUNDTRACK DEVISED BY DAN LAYTON

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHIL FORMBY

CREATIVE PRODUCTION & EDITING BY KIRSTY FOX

The Dust on the Moth £9.50 including postage (UK only) and comes with a download code for the soundtrack.

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The Dust on the Moth is a tapestry of otherworldly farce, thorny fairytale and domestic drama – an ode to the faint line between the mundane and the mythological. Three youngsters move into 8 Asgard Street to become the unwitting pawns of Mr Malarkey, a voyeuristic landlord with a ravenous obsession. Meanwhile a vast cathedral drifts through the cosmos, sent to the stars by an apocalyptic kiss, and on its way to revealing the enigmatic bond between two very different tales…

“(A) literary feast of rich prose, engaging dialogue and colliding lives.”

NottLit

“A weird, unsettling mix of whimsy, science fiction and the very, very creepy.”

Left Lion

The Dust on the Moth is a book, but also a bit more than a book. A collaboration between a writer, an illustrator, a photographer and a creative producer, it lies somewhere between illustrated story, photographic journal, objet d’art and graphic novel. The Dust on the Moth is peppered with lavish colour illustrations and photography, all crammed into a beautiful hardback cover that would make this book the envy of any bookshelf or coffee table. The book also comes with an accompanying soundtrack performed by Apalusa and featuring Graham Langley of “slowcore” legends Savoy Grand.

The Dust on the Moth was crowdfunded in 2015 through Kickstarter, where it became Staff Pick and raised over £5,000 for publication. Most copies have gone to pledgers who supported the campaign, but a LIMITED NUMBER are available for sale at £9.50 (including a download code for the soundtrack), and can be purchased at Five Leaves Bookshop or from the magic button below for £9.50 including postage (UK only, if you are wanting it sent overseas, please contact us).

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6 thoughts on “The Dust on the Moth

  1. I am genuinely excited and intrigued by the scope of this project – much strength to your collective elbows and may funding flow like warm molten honey into your coffers.

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