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.
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.