Great Beast is a UK indie publisher run by dream-team Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, both with long runs of diary comics under their belts (The Everyday and Ellerbisms, respectively). GB’s roster includes a veritable who’s who of faces at UK conventions: Robert Ball, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (current artist on Tank Girl), Dan Berry (also host of the excellent Make It Then Tell Everybody series of podcasts about cartoonists’ process), John Riordan & Dan Cox, John Cei Douglas, and Isabel Greenberg, whose book The Encyclopedia of Early Earth recently made it unto the New York Times Bestseller list. Of course Cadwell’s and Ellerby’s more action-based new series, Blood Blokes and Chloe Noonan, are also on the list of these tasty, tasty offerings. The entire GB team will be descending upon us for the evening for chatting, drinking, signing, and possibly more drinking. Great Beast’s website is here to peruse.
To celebrate this explosion of UK indie talent, Gosh Comics will be popping the bottles of fizzy wine again on Friday, the 14th of March, from 7pm to 9pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Joe Decie, Donya Todd, Jim Medway, Dan Berry, and Oliver East sign at Gosh Comics on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm!
Blank Slate have published so many books by New! British! Talent! in the last month that we need to throw a launch party for a bunch of them all at once. All at once. We’re having a big ol’ launch party on Friday the 9th of August, from 7pm until 9pm by which point you will have drunk all our beer and will have to set about finding more in the pubs of Soho.
Those five books are: Joe Decie’s The Listening Agent, Donya Todd’s Death and the Girls, Jim Medway’s Playing Out, Oliver East’s Swear Down and Dan Berry’s The Suitcase.
Overwhelmed? Let’s break it down. (Blurbs after the break.)
As usual, if you can’t make the launch party but would like to nab some signed copies, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail order people: we do a flat-rate of £5 postage within the UK so you can get ALL OF THE ABOVE BOOKS posted to you for just £5 (on top of their combined retail price, obviously). Elsewhere: you’ll have to let me know which ones you’d like and where you want them posted to so I can work it out. We can post anywhere in the world.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR