Welcome to the archive of the John Barleycorn blog, produced by Howard Gayton and Rex Van Ryn during the process of creating their graphic novel John Barleycorn Must Die. As part of that process, you'll find discussions of magic, of creativity, and 'Around the Table' discussions with a range of internationally known artists, writers and film makers. The graphic novel was printed in a limited edition, so if you managed to get one, good for you! Although this project is over now, we're leaving this blog online as an archive and as a snap shot in time.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Postcard 5


  1. I'm so tempted to make a 'gnome home' joke...but I won't! Well, with Rex in the baggage, you'll have another couple of arms and legs spare, should you need to bribe anyone else!

  2. Yes, I'm very concerned about Rex now Howard. He's been lying in the same position for days! Is he alright? Has anyone checked?