This is My Rock by David Lucas

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March is an exciting time here at Nobrow and Flying Eye Books. We have five new titles itching to get themselves out onto the shelves, and among the new releases is one we are particularly thrilled to be showing you: This is My Rock by David Lucas. Lucas is the brilliant author behind A Letter for Bear and Lost in the Toy Museum, he is an enthralling storyteller and a superb illustrator. Before the book’s official release we caught up with David to talk a little about his influences, and what this book means to him . Let us present to you David Lucas:

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One of my usual ‘tricks’ to generate stories is to mix up ideas from my own life with imagery and themes from fairytales and legends.

I loved the Ladybird books when I was small and The Three Billy Goats Gruff was a favourite – I recognized the little goats’ pride in their big brother: I have lots of brothers – I’m the one in the middle in the photo. (My youngest brother John was born few years later.) Having five brothers, I’d like to think I’m an expert on sibling rivalry – and I’ve often thought it would be a good theme for a book.

My new book, This Is My Rock, is about four brother goats playing King of the Castle. (Six goats would have been a bit much, visually.)

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Posted by angela on Feb 23rd, 05:30pm

An Exhibiton of Eventually Everything Connects!

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Now that Eventually Everything Connects—Loris Lora’s amazingly inspired history of Californian modernism—has landed in the US and redefined everyone’s expectations of concertina books, you might be wondering how we’re celebrating the release. Well, the secret is out: our friends at Gallery Nucleus will be presenting the original paintings by Loris that make up Nobrow’s newest hardcover leporello right in the heart of California!

Gallery Nucleus is set right in the heart of downtown Alhambra, where they’ve been a welcoming gathering place for the art loving community since 2004! The opening reception for the show, titled “California Modernists”, will take place this Saturday, February 21st, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Loris will be in attendance along with Chris Turnham. Chris, a Los Angeles based illustrator and printmaker, will be on hand to celebrate the launch of his latest modernist-inspired silk screens. You’ll be able to check out their work up until March 1st, so don’t delay! You can find our more information about Gallery Nucleus at their website, and you can grab a copy of Eventually Everything Connects now!

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Posted by angela on Feb 19th, 07:31pm

An Angoulême First Timer

A travelogue by Jamie Coe: ANGOULÊME FESTIVAL DE LA BD

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A week or so ago, the lovely folks at Nobrow whisked me off to France with them, for the annual Angoulême Festival de la BD, and what a time we had. I may have unfortunately missed a lot of the exhibitions, but in a festival as big and exciting as Angoulême it felt easy to get sidetracked.

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The festival was truly awesome – jam packed full of amazing talent, artwork and books I hadn’t heard of yet (which were usually in French, consequently making me regret not paying more attention to the language whilst at school – everyone says that, I know).

I met a lot of authors / artists / cartoonists / publishers (some for the first time) and managed to spend some time (even if brief) with a lot of people that I greatly admire, such as Nicolas André, Victor Hussenot, Stephen Collins, Tom Gauld, Luke Pearson, Simon Hanselmann, Karrie Fransman, Andrew Carl and Josh O’Neill.

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Posted by angela on Feb 9th, 12:18pm

An Ode to Angoulême 2015

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Angoulême, oh Angoulême, our sweet patron Angoulême. Too infrequent do your halls open to bear its ripened fruits, too little is the time we have to feast and gather your harvest, too long do we yearn for the coming of the next crop. How thrrrrilled we are to be crowing over your juicy wares in a matter of days! Angoulême 2015 is here! In a handful of hours, team Nobrow (or a portion of us) will be trundling across the border to re-group with some of our favourite European publishers. Together we will toast to solidarity, welcome new faces to the stand and celebrate the year’s releases. Joining us for this round are representatives from Team GB and Team Le France, aka. Jamie Coe (Art Schooled) and Nicolas André (Beyond the Surface), who will be at stand N16 in the Nouveau Monde signing books over the course of the weekend. And just in case you haven’t heard about our newest venture into the digital sphere (time to get out from under that rock), bring yourself over to the table for some demos on what the Nobrow Comics App has to offer. To the Gods of Angoulême, these are our gifts.

Posted by angela on Jan 27th, 04:43pm

Nobrow Ventures into Digital

Nobrow Comics for iPad – App Demo from Nobrow Ltd on Vimeo.

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we are extremely excited and proud to officially announce the launch of Nobrow’s venture into the world of digital with the Nobrow Comics App for iPad.

Since its conception Nobrow has championed the works of talented artists whilst consistently seeking to push the boundaries in design, illustration and print. The newest chapter in Nobrow’s journey sees us entering the world of digital creativity. We hope that our offering in this sphere bridges the gap between digital and print and demonstrates how both mediums can work symbiotically to complement each other. No matter which way you choose to digest a Nobrow creation, you will continue to find quality and innovation.

For a limited time only,  Hildafolk, Birchfield Close, Obsolete and our first Artist’s Mini Bundle will be available to download for free from the app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nobrow-comics/id869287873?ls=1&mt=8 So whatever you do, take some time and have a play.

And if you have any questions, James Wilson our Digital Designer will be on Twitter on Friday 30th of Jan between 11am and 3pm for a live chat to answer any and all your app related questions. You can catch him on #NobrowApp

A few words from Alex Spiro, Co-founder and Creative Director:

“Our aim is to continue to allow print to sing as print, but alongside that to explore the fantastic things that a screen can offer you. Nobrow’s digital products won’t replace what we already love doing, and will continue to do for many years to come, they are merely answers to the question: How can I get as much pleasure from a digital experience as I do from reading a beautifully printed Nobrow book?”

Welcome to Nobrow Comics for iPad!

Posted by angela on Jan 26th, 10:37am

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