Not only are we throwing a launch party for Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel, Goliath, but we’re doing a bookplate edition as well! Parties come and go but at least 200 limited edition prints will hang around for a little bit longer. Not much, but a little.
Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he’d pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants.”
It’s the old David and Goliath story told from the giant’s point of view, and you can see a PDF preview of it at Drawn & Quarterly. Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter did a big interview with Gauld recently as did It’s Nice That. Both worth a read.
Tom has produced one of our most beautiful bookplates to date. It’s a signed and numbered edition of just 200 for not a penny more than the £14.99 cover price. If you’d like to reserve a copy, or arrange a mail order, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort it out for you. We can post it anywhere in the world as long as there’s someone there to catch it.
(It’s £5 P&P within the UK, elsewhere depends on weight.)
Incidentally: if you’re unfamiliar with Gauld’s work Austin Kleon has a good collection of bits and bobs from the wilds of the internet, on his tumblr. I saw stuff there today that I never knew existed, and I’m around this stuff every day.
Published February 2012, launched at Gosh! on Friday the 9th of March.