Liam Cobb and Becca Tobin will be here to celebrate the release of their new Retrofit / Big Planet books The Prince and Understanding on Thursday August 23rd, 7-9pm!
Becca and Liam are two of the top talents in the UK comics scene, so we're thrilled to help celebrate their new books from the Retrofit / Big Planet Comics summer release line-up (funded through another successful Kickstarter campaign).
Liam's books Shampoo and Conditioner have been stalwarts of our small press shelves, and his work certainly turns heads. The Prince is his longest work to date, a 120 page graphic novel.
"The Prince is his take on the Frog Prince fairytale. We follow May, who is going through a bad marriage, but forms an unlikely friendship with a frog, who mysteriously turns up at her apartment as things between her and her husband deteriorate. Part animal comedy, part erotic thriller, The Prince is a strange, vengeful love story that tells the story of a woman and her pet."
London-based Glaswegian Becca Tobin's striking colour work and playful line really jump off the page, netting them a place in Youth in Decline's acclaimed Frontier series, as well as work for Boom Studios and Pitchfork. Understading is their first book with Retrofit.
"Understanding is a collection of short stories about going to parties, spending money on stuff, voyeurism and ritual. Life is wild for a humble blob!! Recommended places to read this book: on a beach, in your bed, anywhere it's too cold, on a plane, in a bath."
Liam & Becca will both be here to raise a toast to their new books, and sign your copies, from 7-9pm, Thursday 23rd August! Can't make it but would like something signed? Drop us an email to arrange a reservation or mail order.
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