Andrew here, filling in for Steve for a one week engagement while he jets off to his ancestral Irish Isles. We’re long on stuff to talk about and short on time (I am, at least), so let’s kick the tires and light the fires (just like a Friday night in Paraparaumu Beach).
The expansion of the Mignolaverse continues with the introduction of Sledgehammer 44, and to help celebrate the release of the debut TPB we’ve done an exclusive bookplate edition with artist Laurence Campbell!
A man in a suit of iron drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield and unleashes a powerful cosmic force on an army of Nazis, their massive war machine, and their most dangerous agent, the deadly Black Flame.
Collecting the first two-issue limited series with Mike Mignola & John Arcudi on writing and art by Jason Latour, as well as the Campbell-drawn follow-up Lightning War, it’s a great book for Mignola fans and new audiences alike.
As usual, the bookplate is printed on high quality card, signed and limited to 200 copies. Pop by the shop to pick up your exclusive book-plated copy of Sledgehammer 44 Vol 1 from 28/05/14, or email us at email@example.com to order one! The book retails at £14.99, and mail order can be arranged with a postage quote available on request.
We’re delighted to announce for general sale our exclusive Becky Cloonan By Chance or Providence print!
By Chance or Providence collects together Becky’s short stories Wolves, The Mire and Demeter and also features concept art at the back with sketches, character designs and layouts. The art for our print comes from this supplemental section but has also been coloured for us by Becky to create the dazzling image above. The print is digital A3 Colorplan BW print on 270gsm paper, limited to 100 numbered copies and signed by Becky. The prints are available in-store for the ridiculously reasonable price of £25, and we’re happy to mail them to you as well, wherever you may be! We post them rolled up in a sturdy poster tube (prints picked up in shop will be packed flat) for a £5 flat rate within the UK. If you’re in the EU, we charge £7 postage, and for the rest of the world it will be £15. All mail orders will be processed via PayPal.
If you’d like to order one of these, drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in fast though: they won’t hang around for long.
There’s a tingle of anticipation running through the shop this week as we prepare ourselves for our latest exciting event this Friday night. We’re delighted to be welcoming Becky Cloonan to the shop to launch her latest book By Chance Or Providence, which collects her short stories Wolves, The Mire and Demeter into one gorgeous volume.
There’s a good chance you may have already picked up a copy of Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, the latest slice of historical biography from the award-winning duo of Mary and Bryan Talbot, joined this time around by Kate Charlesworth on art duties. If you have, why not bring it along this Saturday afternoon between 2 and 3pm and get it signed by the creators? If you haven’t yet, feel free to pop by and grab a copy or, if you can’t make it, let us know if you’d like a copy signed and stashed away for you.
We’re still reeling from the madness that was Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Once we got through the free comics themselves we could get down to the real business of the day and gather a bunch of brilliant creators to decorate our windows and sit down and create comics with a stream of enthusiastic (and very talented) kids.