The tale of The Rentboy & Resurrectionist is a comic book I'm working on that takes place in London in the 1830s.
Although the Buggery Act of 1533 has recently been repealed, sex between men remains punishable by death. Still this does not stop gay men from finding love at Molly Houses and rentboys from plying their trade.
The Murder Act of 1752 has failed to supply a sufficent amount of “stiffs” for dissection at a growing number of anatomy schools, opening up a lucrative black market for “resurrectionists” digging up the recently diseased and selling them to the highest bidder.
Sometimes these two worlds would overlap!...more coming soon.