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The Tarot Circle

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


Pub Date 11/12/2024

ISBN 9781912634385

Format Paperback



The Tarot Circle

by Leah Moore, Ivy Berces, Jem Milton
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.

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