Knockabout Comics is a UK publisher and distributor of the finest underground and alternative comics. Founded in its first incarnation in 1975 by Tony Bennett (with Carol Bennett joining in 1981) as a means to distribute Gilbert Shelton’s hippy-slacker masterwork The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Knockabout has carried on publishing legendary British talents such as Alan Moore, Hunt Emerson, Eddie Campbell, Brian Bolland, Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, Melinda Gebbie, and many many more. Gosh London’s Josh Palmano started publishing with Bennett in 1999 and both formed Knockabout Ltd, as it is now, in 2010.
“Not only has Knockabout been instrumental in pioneering the market for challenging underground material, it has also been at the forefront of legal battles over censorship; it is probably no exaggeration to say that the increased leeway enjoyed in the medium today is thanks in no small part to the cases Knockabout has fought out with The Man so we could have the right to decide what we wanted to read for ourselves.” – Forbidden Planet International
You can read a comprehensive interview with Tony Bennett on the Forbidden Planet International blog here.
To visit the official Knockabout website, click here.