‘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.
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!
Just in case you missed Alby Figgs staring in his own, pretentiously colour-themed, Bafta neglected ‘arthouse’ trilogy, Arthouse Bleu, Coffee House Brun and Artehaus Weis, ketchup now just to say ‘you were there, first’. Or second or third or…
Warren will be signing copies of the exclusive, elusive, infusive (?) new (ish) Pleece Brothers graphic novel, The Great Unwashed, published by Escape Books this Saturday the 8th of December at Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick St, London W1F 0DR, from 5-6 pm.
Also, those crazy fools at Gosh have given me permission to scribble all over their windows in celebration of this momentous event.
Come early to take advantage of the best signature doodles!
This week, everybody’s favourite septuagenarian street sage (?), Alby Figgs, gets down with the kids in the arcade for a run-through of recent and not so recent tele-visual broadcasting history.
And if you missed last week’s palm-fringed outing, check out Alby in shades in Canned Heat, still showing here http://wp.me/p2xlpi-2r
This week’s Alby Figgs episode sees Alby in ‘Day of the Dead’. Will there be zombies, skeletal automatons emerging from the graveyard, ghoulish apparitions scaring 50 shades of shite out of us? Or, just a man with a handy hankie to hand? It doesn’t get much more rock ‘n’ roll than this! No, honest, it doesn’t!
This week’s Alby Figgs episode sees the tension mounting, as Alby confronts (scarpers from) his ‘Nemesis’. Could it be? Is it possible? Who’d ‘ve thought? Where’s his washboard? Et cetera. Catch the latest brand new episode here http://wp.me/s2xlpi-nemesis