Satan, as we know, has had all the best tunes and much of the best literature since Milton's Paradise Lost (1666). Now, the imprint Drawn & Quarterly is to publish, in the form of a graphic novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Tom Gauld, the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath's side of the Valley of Elah. "Far from being the towering, bloodthirsty killer we remember," I'm told, "this Goliath is a gentle giant, who has been unwillingly conscripted into the army, and would rather be doing paperwork than fighting." Gauld's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer, The Guardian, The New York Times and Granta, and he illustrated the children's book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Goliath will be published in March, at Â£14.99.