Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.
To celebrate, Gosh! are hosting a launch party for Windowpane 2 and Breakdown’s whole slate of new releases on November 29th, where you’ll be able to get your hands on the books and check out Kessler’s screenprints and original art from Windowpane 2.
The books Breakdown will be launching this November are:
Joe Kessler’s follow-up to 2012’s Windowpane is another one-man-anthology of short narrative and experimental comics. The book is divided into three parts: the first, loose and emotionally open, the second a continuation of the story of Reuben Mwaura, and the third a light-hearted study of creation and the artistic process. Praise for Windowpane:
“Windowpane is likely to be the best looking book you will hold this year.” – The New Statesman
“Windowpane from Breakdown Press is, if not THE Book of the Show, certainly one of the prime contenders.” – Comic Book Resources
“This was one of the best comics I read in 2012 by an artist who uses the means of reproduction as a powerful storytelling tool.” – The Comics Journal
Klaus is the latest collection of strips from Richard Short charting the non-adventures of the eponymous Klaus, a pensive, anthropomorphic cat whose introspection leads nowhere down a path familiar to all those who have been alive…
“While Short’s influences are clear, he quickly transcends them to create beautiful, funny and thoughtful comics … this is really excellent work and is highly recommended for readers who like their humour mixed with poetry.” – Rob Clough
Antoine Cossé’s latest short comic J.1137 is the surreal tale of an android actor’s brush with revolutionary terrorists, commenting on cinema, fame, architecture and reality in the process. Originally from Paris, France, Cossé has had several comics published in European and North American anthologies and released his first graphic novel Kiddo in 2012.
TREASURE ISLAND 1
In a remote research facility, two scientists struggle to maintain their funding, stave off boredom and stay sane in the jungle wilderness. Rendered in the beautifully humanistic style of comics polymath and recent Centre for Cartoon Studies fellow Connor Willumsen, Treasure Island is dreamlike and pragmatic in equal measure.
See you there!
Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party
Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
At Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0DR
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations