We will be hosting the launch party for the new Nobrow graphic novel, Geis, by Alexis Deacon. The launch will be Saturday. June 4th from 7–9pm.
Deacon’s Geis is the first in a three-part fantasy saga. Book One takes reader to a gripping supernatural universe where souls must battle in contest to become the rulers of the strange islands they inhabit. The story begins with the death of current ruler, who having no heir, calls for a contest to find the next ruler. The island is in upheaval as everyone desperately puts themselves forward to compete for the ultimate prize, but only fifty of the souls will be chosen.
Alexis Deacon is an London-based illustrator and children’s book author. Last year his children’s book, Slow Loris, was listed by Time Magazine as one of the hundred best children’s books ever. His other picture books include Beegu, the story of a friendly alien, Jitterbug Jam with Barbara Hicks, and While You Are Sleeping. His most recent titles include I Am Henry Finch, and A Place Called Home. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award. In 2014 The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize. In 2008 he was chosen by Booktrust as one of the ten best new illustrators of the preceding decade. He is also a contributor to UK comics and illustration anthology Tiny Pencil.
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If you can’t make it drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for a copy to be signed and put aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.