With his latest graphic novel, Mooncop, imminent, what better time for us to debut our next 30th Anniversary print: A Dickensian Alphabet by Tom Gauld.
Renowned humourist Tom has a long-standing history with the shop, right back to his early self-published days. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to be featuring him in our 30th celebrations with an all-new strip created for the occasion. And to mark our London origins, he has turned to that most quintessential of London chroniclers, Charles Dickens himself.
In an illustrated A-Z, Tom covers a range of Dickensian tropes all rendered in his trademark, wryly humorous style. From a forlorn boat on the Thames to the club-bearing villain, every panel pops with an instant, knowing familiarity: the ultimate Dickens crib sheet.
The print will be released in two editions, beginning with this highly limited 30th Anniversary run. An A2, 3-colour screenprint printed on Somerset Satin White 300gsm 100% cotton rag, this edition will be limited to 50 copies, each signed by Tom and stamped and numbered on the back. It will retail for £70, and will be available in store and online.
Later in 2016 there will be a second unlimited release as an A3 digital print on an alternative stock, further details of which will be announced at a later date.
The print will be available online and in store from Tuesday 6th September 2016. Tom Gauld will be in attendance for the launch party of Mooncop, his new book from Drawn & Quarterly Press, at Gosh! on 9th September 7 – 9pm.