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The Tarot Circle

By Leah Moore (Author), Ivy Berces (Illustrator), Jem Milton (Illustrator)

Price$16.99

Pub Date 11/12/2024

ISBN 9781912634385

Format Paperback

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The Tarot Circle

by Leah Moore, Ivy Berces, Jem Milton
OVERVIEW
The Tarot Circle is a new comic that explores the Tarot through the eyes of a diverse group of people.
 
Entering the musty old Ace of Cups Bookshop through its fogged-up door, Jay joins Enid, Dorothea, Rowan, Fuchsia and Angel, a circle of friends who have gathered to read tarot for each other and share all they know about the craft. They begin with the earliest historical accounts of tarot; in Egypt or Russia, or was it Roma fortune tellers? They discuss Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Deck, with its rich alchemical symbolism. They shine a light on the female artists behind the most acclaimed tarot decks to date; Pamela Colman Smith (Rider-Waite-Smith), Penny Slinger (Secret Dakini Oracle) and Frieda Harris (Thoth Tarot). Their discussions explore everything from the Spanish tarot in the 16th century, the fashionable fortune-telling of the French aristocracy all the way to the Satanic panic of the 1980s. As a total tarot newbie, Jay is fascinated and quickly discovers the power of the card’s guidance for her personal struggles. The Tarot Circle narratively blends Jay’s personal strife with a rich exploration of the extensive and fascinating history of the divination practice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Leah Moore has written comics of all kinds for the last fifteen years. Her most recent is a magical girl-bird folklore story, Conspiracy of Ravens, for Dark Horse, with her husband John Reppion.
 
Ivy Berces is an animator and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines.

Jem Milton is a non-binary artist based in Glasgow. Recent books include The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks by Amy Kean, a bestselling “feminist handbook” for the modern age; Beyond This Place, a collection of comics based on the stories of Edinburgh women; and Polly Who?, a collection of diary comics about love, queerness, and polyamory.

Title Details

Pages 142 pages, all in color

Trim 6.62 x 10.1 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can

Category Comics & Graphic Novels | Body, Mind & Spirit