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.
We’ll be signing copies of our new “completely demented” (The Observer) graphic novel, Montague Terrace, published by Jonathan Cape, at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Friday the 12th of April from 6-7 pm
Join the hordes!
Montague Terrace receives its first great review in the national press in today’s Observer! Observer and Guardian journalist, Rachel Cooke goes on to describe our new graphic novel as completely demented! Praise indeed.
To read the article in full on line, follow the link here http://bit.ly/ZgNqv8
You can also take advantage of buying Montague Terrace at the specially reduced price of £11.99 (RRP £14.99) through the Guardian bookshop as well.
Ever on the ball with things pertaining to our own neglected publications, we’ve only just come across this post by nice guy in comics, Kenny Penman, for the Forbidden Planet Blog, where he’s placed our book The Great Unwashed at number 3 in his best graphic novels of 2012, just behind the immense Building Stories by Chris Ware and equally superb Love and Rockets, New Stories 5, by Los Bros Hernandez. To say we’re honoured and chuffed at this doesn’t really cut the (Pat) mustard, but we are and hopefully this kind of praise and recognition will eventually help get our book out further to the gasping public, craving for tales of paranoid pirates, terrible teenage poets, kitchen-sink-marmalade-on-cheap-sliced-white drama and dysfunctional American dynasties!
If any of you are in London tonight, me and brother Gary will be launching our new graphic novel, The Great Unwashed
, published by Escape Books at the Phoenix Artist Club
, 1 Phoenix St, London WC2H 8BU with a song and a dance, from 6-9 p.m.
Escape Books publishers Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury will be on hand, fezzes on heads, as it’s also this month’s Comica Social Club event.
The first 100 copies sold will also come with a limited edition Reg Chivers ‘not-so-saucy’ postcard, specially squiggled and doodled on by yours truly.
We look forward to seeing you if you can make it.
Warren’s going to be signing copies of The Great Unwashed at The N.I.C.E. Comics Expo in Kettering tomorrow, Saturday 23rd. There’ll be limited edition postcards available for everyone who buys a book! He’ll be on a table with Pauls Rainey and Gravett, if you want to find him.
PS He’s the balding handsome one(?!)
PPS He wrote this. Who does he (I) think he is/ am?
Yes, control yourselves pop pickers! Those doyens of inky black, noiry, sea-sidey, tea-time tales, Gary and Warren Pleece, will be signing copies of their brand new, Escape Books published graphic novel, The Great Unwashed at Dave’s Comics in Brighton on Saturday 15th September from 1-3 pm!
Special doodles all round!
And if that wasn’t all, there’s only another Alby Figgs episode out today @ http://wp.me/p2xlpi-1G Alby tells the kids ‘how it was’ in latest ep, Buzz Bomb…
Yes, The Great Unwashed is back from the printers! Brought down today to drizzly Brighty courtesy of those two doyens of all things comicy and Escape Books publishers, no less, Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury.
After a long, long wait, I’m pleased to say the book looks great and will be on sale from September 14th via the Escape Books website and all good comic and book stores.
We’ll be having a couple of launches in September in London and Brighton, news to come on those soon, and will no doubt be flogging this mother of all graphic novels to death in a town within a 50 mile radius to you very soon!
I’ll be signing copies the excellent new book, Nelson at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR tomorrow, Thursday 24 from 6-7pm. For anyone that doesn’t know by now (where have you been?!?), Nelson is the brand new book edited by Rob Davis and Woodrow Phoenix, featuring over 50 artists telling the story of Nel, from birth to the present day, published by the excellent Blank Slate Books.
There’s a whole host of great artists (too numerous and great to list here) and, er, me, as well as great storytelling and all profits from the first 4000 books sold are going to the homeless charity, Shelter.
It’s had really good reviews from The Guardian and The Observer and is now on sale through the Blank Slate site and at all good comic and book shops.
There’s a load of events lined up to launch the book this week, details here, including a celebratory do at Gosh comics in London, on Friday night from 6. See you, who (?), there?
Yes, it’s official. Those vaguely remembered purveyors of mischievous tales of yore (from the 80s and 90s?!), The Pleece Brothers, break their enforced silence to partake in beverage and comicy insight into their artistic processes, their forthcoming graphic novels (see below) and other such mealy-mouthed side-swipery, as is their want.
And if that doesn’t make any sense, you should come and hear them talk! 7.30 pm upstairs at The Cricketers in Brighton this Monday the 26th.