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Updated: May 2, 2021

Desert Drive is the illustrated comic strip intertwined between our contributed fiction features in The Needle Drops... Volume One, establishing our fabled DJ and the mythology of our bleak post-apocalyptic setting.

Thom Simpson is an illustrator from Somerset in the south-west of England. Following a love for intricate pen and ink work, he has been honing his craft for a number of years, exploring the capabilities of cross-hatching techniques and complex textural work. Thom has launched his own successful illustration brand that features naturalistic illustration alongside an impassioned collection of drawings inspired by his favourite film and videogames. Most recently he has turned his hand to producing a collection of apparel and accessories under the brand FoxCult, centred around the mischievous creatures.

Desert Drive Illustrated by Thom Simpson


"A cannibal DJ revels in the wasteland, his radio show a desperate attempt to connect with a dying world. These yarns were spun and passed onto him from a time before; his memory an opaque lens into generation’s lost. These cautionary tales may no longer apply to the everyday survival of those still left with beating hearts, but the few still left all know that they are far better off in the cruel wastes of this new world - alone - than within the stories told by waning breath, beneath the crushing drop of the needle…"

You can support Thom directly by purchasing his various prints and merch here.

Desert Drive will be available in both print and digital formats within The Needle Drops... Volume One and you can pre-order directly from us here.

Follow Thom (@thom_simpson) and FoxCult (@_foxcult_) on Instagram to keep up to date with all of his various projects as they happen.

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