In ‘Resistance’, bestselling author Val McDermid and illustrator Kathryn Briggs join forces to tell the fictional tale of a frightening mystery illness, known as Sips. It’s resistant to drugs and spreading fast, but information is hard to find. In this extract from the graphic novel, a journalist tries to persuade a reluctant doctor to reveal the truth about what’s happening.
And the chase was on. I followed her to the Metro and found a seat a few rows behind her. In spite of the rising fear of Sips, the carriage was still busy, even by the time she got off at North Shields. I’d have been screwed if she had been heading for a car, but she stayed on foot, leading me straight to a neat little terraced house ten minutes’ walk away...
About the contributors
Val McDermid, the “queen of crime”, has published 27 crime novels, which have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, been translated into 40 languages and won multiple awards. Her series featuring criminal profiler Tony Hill was the basis for the TV series ‘Wire in the Blood’ for ITV.
Kathryn Briggs is a graphic novelist. She combines a background in fine art with a love of pop culture to create comics that range from slice of life to comparative mythology. After studying in Scotland, she moved back to the woods of Pennsylvania in 2018.