So The Silver Darlings came out about a month ago but we couldn’t have a launch party in December, obviously. Like birthdays on the 25th it would be swallowed by Christmas OR there would be Christmas parties you would have to politely decline in order to come and shake Will Morris’ hand. We’ve thought about this. That’s why we’re launching it now. You’re welcome.
If you’re yet to grab a copy, here’s what you’ve been missing:
“Ayrshire, 1967. It’s avid photographer Danny’s last summer in his home town before he heads off to Glasgow and to college. But before he leaves the ailing fishing community he has a long week in prospect on board his dad’s fishing boat, The Silver Darling.
Uninspired by the family business and with a head full of modern ideas, Danny decides to challenge the crew’s superstitions and bring ‘a spirit of enlightenment’ to his week at sea. But by taking aboard a strictly forbidden cargo, Danny gets more than he bargained for and learns a few lessons of his own.”
Will Morris is one of the many Nelson people who drew on our windows about a million years ago. Since then he’s been working on The Silver Darlings for Blank Slate and it’s a proper lovely-looking hardcover book (that costs slightly less than a tenner!).
Morris will be here on the night to sign any copies of the book you push his way (there’s even a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate edition available for no more than the regular cover price of £9.99 – reserve one before they go), we’ll have an exhibition to go along with it so you can see his glorious ink-wash pages in real life, AND Hackney’s The City Shanty Band will lend the evening a briny air.
There’s no need to RSVP – just turn up on Friday the 15th of February at 7pm and we’ll put a drink in your hand. We’ll kick you out at 9pm but these things generally carry on in the pub down the road. Who’s in?
The Silver Darlings – Launch/Signing/Exhibition
Gosh! Comics – 1 Berwick Steet, Soho. W1F 0DR
Friday, February 15th – 7pm-9pm