Featuring today in the Independent, is the new WW1 comic anthology To End All Wars edited by Jonathan Clode and cartoonist Brick and soon to be published this July by Soaring Penguin Press. Here’s a page from our story, Mud, Lice and Vice, the tale of everyman Private Dick Shorthouse and his battle against the less well publicised enemies of the Great War.
We’re appearing at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival from Saturday to Sunday, 19th-20th in Kendal in the Lake District, drawing, signing and talking with a whole host of amazing comicy talent that includes Jose Munoz, Oscar Zarate, Steve Bell, Joe Sacco, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and too many more to mention.
We’re drawing and signing books at the Clock Tower from 16.00 on Saturday and talking as part of the Cape Crusaders event from 14.00 at the Brewery Arts Centre theatre. Check out the links for ticket and event information if you can make it. It’s going to be a good one.
This Friday , September the 20th at around tea-time, everyone’s favourite 70 something amateur natterer, Alby Figgs, returns for brand new adventures in psych-babble street philosophy and elasticated truth stretching. After this season 2 opener, there’ll be a new monthly schedule, every first Friday from October, expanded stripage (two tiers–good), full colour colouring in and a brand new wooly jumper.
All this at the ridiculous cost of no pence to you. Keep your browsing fingers and thumbs hovering over this link http://albyfiggs.wordpress.com/ till then!
Tickets are now on sale for this August’s Stripped Festival, part of the Edinburgh Book Festival which runs from 10-26th August. Warren’s hosting a Zom-B drawing workshop from 18.30-19.30 on Friday the 23rd giving tips and tricks to budding artists on drawing zombies and the living dead (well, he just has to look in the mirror most days, but you kids might need some insiders knowledge) and talking about Montague Terrace later that evening from 20.30-21.30, where he’ll be sharing the stage with Roger Gibson, author of the Harker book series.
Then on the Sunday at 15.00, he’ll be joining a panel along with Dan Abnett to discuss the past, present and future of 2000AD.
There’s a whole host of amazing talent taking part throughout the festival. To find out more and book tickets in advance, check out the Edinburgh Book Festival site.
For our legion(s) of fan(s), exciting news! We’ll be discussing our new(ish) graphic novel, Montague Terrace live, in person, this Monday 3rd June with Resonance FM‘s own Alex Fitch at this Monday’s Cartoon County meeting, upstairs at the Cricketers Pub in the heart of Brighton’s Laines, 7.30 p.m. onwards.
These meetings are legend amongst the South Coast’s comics community, often a hotbed of discussion, anecdotes and rare glimpses of original art from some of the best practitioners in the biz. For some reason, Comics, sorry, sequential art legend David Lloyd and Myriad Books own Corinne Pearlman have seen fit to invite us Pleeces back after our last notorious outing in the Greene Room.
We’ll be talking Monty T, The Great (unseen?) Unwashed and all about current, future and past stuff, surrounded by bonhomie and quaintly cut sandwiches washed down with beer.
We’re taking part in this Saturday’s Comica Comiket at Central St. Martins this Saturday 20th along with a host of comicy talent, stalls and events. Warren’s taking part in the drawing parade, live scribbling to music and we’ll be signing copies of Montague Terrace at the Cape table. It should also be an opportunity to get your hands on a signed copy of our other book of greatest hits, The Great Unseen, I mean The Great Unwashed. A rare and precious moment!
We’ll be signing copies of Montague Terrace tomorrow evening, Friday 12th at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR from 6-7 p.m.
Come and get your own personal defacement! Oh, and we’ll sign your book too…
‘Completely demented … Montague Terrace functions both as a time machine and as a repository of dreams/nightmares’, The Observer/ The Guardian
Montague Terrace is the new graphic novel from British comics herberts, Warren and Gary Pleece, published by Jonathan Cape on the 4th April 2013, today! Recently highlighted as graphic novel of the month by The Observer, you can now order the book online via Jonathan Cape or through Amazon, or even better buy it personally through one of the many excellent comic shops and book shops throughout the nation. Today, April 4th, we’ll be signing and scrawling on copies at Dave’s Comics, Brighton from 6-8 p.m. and then at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenue, London on Friday the 12th of April, 6-7 p.m. You can also get signed copies from Gosh in London from the 12th onwards.
On top of all this, we’ve launched a new website dedicated to all things Montague Terrace. There’s more info about the book and in the weeks to come we’ll be posting up behind the scenes artwork and new exclusive one-offs!
To coincide with the publication day of our new graphic novel, Montague Terrace, we’ll be signing and launching off, Viking-stylee, at the brilliant Dave’s Comics, 5 Sydney St, Brighton BN1 4EN on Thursday the 4th of April from 6-8pm.
Come one and all and delve through the lace curtained cover to discover a world of magic bunnies, nervous magicians, third-rate 60s pop-crooners, Special Ops OAPS and much, much more. What’s more (I told you there was more), each copy bought on the night will be specially defaced by a special limited edition of one doodle-scrawl!
Expect the usual enlightened (?) back-chat from the Pleece’s, original artwork on display, cosy-toed ambience and an endless supply of Ki-ora or other similarly refreshing refreshmentation.