I wasn’t lying…

I announced a little while ago that Chris Ware and Seth bought a bunch of NoBrow books at TCAF, from the following pics you’ll see that I was far from exaggerating! Go UK comics publishing! Weheeeeeeeeee! Thanks to Stuart Immonen for the photos!

Posted by alex on May 31st, 06:16pm

In Store: Koyama Press

We were lucky enough to receive a package from Anne Koyama last week. We now have an exciting selection from this brilliant Canadian publisher. In the shop there are three top titles by man-of-the-moment Michael Deforge, Grey Surprise by Mark Laliberte, Baba Yaga And The Wolf by Tin Can Forest and Root Rot, the brand new anthology. If you’re not familiar with Koyama Press then you need to be! If you are come down anyway, can’t get this stuff anywhere else in England as far as I know.

Remember: we are at 62 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3QR, London.

Posted by sam on May 31st, 04:14pm

John Sibbick

John Sibbick is the master behind our upcoming release, Flesh & Bone. John has been a practicing illustrator since 1972 and in that time time has developed a remarkable body of thoroughly researched images of animals and dinosaurs.

These drawings usually begin with researching fossil evidence of a particular creature, he then uses these sketches to build up an overall picture of structure, behavior, and surface detail. This involved process is highlighted in Flesh & Bone, our double sided concertina in which one side displays the animals as they appear in nature (with some playful twists) and the other side shows those same animals stripped down to bone. Only an experienced artist with as intimate a knowledge of animal anatomy as John, whose clients frequently include National Geographic and Puffin books, would be capable of such feats of visual dexterity. See a few examples from his daunting back-catalog after the jump.  Read more

Posted by sam on May 26th, 03:41pm

Face Change Thriller… Not For Sale

This guy is on display in our shop just to tease people with how ‘not for sale’ he is.

This is for everyone who has asked me “how much?..” Don’t dispare! you can still get one from here, and if you’re interested you might also want to look at this site.

Watch out! If you’re anything like me this kind of information could be very dangerous to your wallet.

Posted by sam on May 26th, 10:56am

In Store: Atelier Fischer wooden products

We just got in these great wooden items from Atelier Fischer in Switzerland.

Atelier Fischer are a small, family owned company who use an offset printing technique specifically designed for printing on wood. The Illustrations are wonderful and the materials are all sourced from Switzerland

This is the first time we’ve ever had a wooden book in our shop!

Come and see them at our shop and gallery @ 62 Great Eastern St.

Posted by sam on May 25th, 04:12pm

Everything We Miss – Press Release

“On the dawn horizon, a pine tree all too briefly uproots itself. It dances… and nobody sees.”

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your life when you’re looking the other way? Perhaps you’re so drawn into what’s going on with you that you fail to notice the events taking place to your periphery—or even right under your nose? In Everything We Miss, Luke Pearson explores the dying days of a failing relationship through the infinitesimal unseen moments that surround it—and us.

Emotionally eroded and on the edge of separation, the central couple are going through the classic stages of growing apart. Absorbed by insecurity, indifference, and steadily-growing resentment, they fail to notice the strange happenings that surround their final moments together. Sometimes magical, sometimes mundane, these unnoticed fragments of existence weave together and hang disconcertingly over their lives, isolated yet all-encompassing. Read more

Posted by alex on May 25th, 11:20am

Flesh and Bones Pre-order Available Now!

Flesh and Bones is John Sibbick’s first collaboration with NoBrow. Many of you will have grown up leafing through John’s meticulously illustrated natural history and dinosaur books, in fact, John is probably responsible for what you think a dinosaur, or dinosaurs in general, look like in their general outward appearance.

This beautiful concertina book, on the other hand, gives you an intimate look at what animals you may have actually seen or at least have seen photographs of, look like on the inside. In the great spirit of those diagrammatic natural history books we all loved as children, Nobrow and John bring back the sense of wonder the natural world holds in all its awe inspiring complexity. Flesh and Bone folds out to a stunning 136 cm double-sided panorama, one side displays the animals as they appear in nature (with some playful twists) and the other side shows those same animals stripped down to bone. Only an experienced artist with as intimate a knowledge of animal anatomy as John, who clients frequently include National Geographic and Puffin books, would be capable of such feats of visual dexterity.

It’s available for pre-order on our website now shipping with 5 free postcards on 31st May.

Posted by alex on May 23rd, 03:02pm

Wrapping Paper preview

One of the features of our latest issue, A Few Of Our Favourite Things, was that every spread had to work as a repeating pattern as well as a single image. Take several of these spreads, repeat them and what have you got?.. A range of beautifully printed wrapping paper designed by some of the best illustrators in the world!!

We just got some samples back from the printer and will soon be launching the range online but for now, if you want to get some wrapping paper, you’ll have to come down to our shop and gallery @ 62 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3QR

Posted by sam on May 19th, 02:47pm

Nobrow Talk!

As part of the ‘Diesel School of Island Life’ events we are giving a talk and a chance to look behind the scenes at our studio/gallery/shop. One night only – May 26th starting at 18:00. It’s a rare chance to hear from us about why we decided to start a book publishing business when everyone was telling us that print was dead… Take a look at some work in progress, check out the current exhibition at our gallery/store (Under the Damp Earth by Stuart Kolakovic), hear some tall tales and enjoy a drink or two! If you want to come, act fast as there are only 30 places available, it’s free but it’s first come first serve, for further info visit www.facebook.com/diesel

Posted by sam on May 19th, 11:10am

New Ghost is Out Now!!

Dimensions: 17 x 23 cm | Extent: 24 pages | Colours: 4 | Format: Paperback saddlestitched | Series: 17×23

Rob Hunter’s first comic for Nobrow Press took TCAF by storm, selling out on the first day of the event! The book is a beautiful, poetic story that is surprising in its adeptness for the medium of graphic storytelling, considering it is Rob’s first attempt at a self contained comic book. We absolutely love it and were extremely proud to publish it, and we think you will rather like it too. Buy it here!

Posted by alex on May 16th, 03:02pm

Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson

Here’s a preview of Everything We Miss by comics prodigy Luke Pearson.

Luke’s latest offering will be, as the title suggests, a compendium of the things that we happen to miss when something else seemingly more important comes along.

It will be available for pre-order with a limited edition poster from early June. Read more

Posted by sam on May 12th, 11:04am

Jon McNaught Interview

There’s a really good interview with the excellent Jon McNaught over on Paul Gravett’s site.

The interview features some fascinating process shots while the introduction has Seth enthusing about Jon’s books… High praise indeed.

Read it here

Posted by sam on May 11th, 03:20pm

Thankyou!

A big thanks to everyone who came down to the Opening of Under The Damp Earth last Thursday. It was a real pleasure.

The show will be up here until the 23rd of June @ 62 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3QR

Posted by sam on May 11th, 02:53pm

Forming is coming… UK release 22nd June 2011

We are proud to announce that Forming Vol 1, the first part of Jesse Moynihan’s epic trilogy, will be hitting the shelves of all good comic book stores in the UK on the 22nd of June 2011 to an eager crowd of fans and newbies alike. In the spirit of keeping you all better informed, we asked our good friend Martin Steenton from ATF to distill its varied and complex narrative landscape into the readily and easily digested form of a blurb. Spoiler Alert: if you do not already form part of Jesse’s huge and adoring fan base, some aspects of the plot may be revealed in this write up past the ‘read more…’ section.

Since the dawn of human history, we as a species have sought to understand our existence through creationist fables of omnipotent deities, mythical creatures, and speculation of what—or who—may lie beyond the stars. In Forming Vol. 1, Jesse Moynihan takes these 50,000 years of socio-religious postulation and throws them in the blender to create one epic—and irreverent—battle royal between alien gods, Ancient Greek Titans, interplanetary assassin droids, and humanity itself. Read more

Posted by conor on May 6th, 09:03am

TCAF

Hey Canada! We are coming to Toronto this weekend. We are arriving at TCAF in style with Rob Hunter’s New Ghost! It’s going to be the only place in the world where you can get Rob’s amazing debut comic until it’s officially released. You will also be able to peruse many of our other products which it might not be so easy for you to access in your fair country. Anyway, the line up for TCAF is unbelievable, we are incredibly excited to be a part of such a stellar event. If there’s any way of you making it you have to do it! and it’s free.

Posted by alex on May 5th, 01:48pm

Teaser for Under the Damp Earth

All week this week, the über-talented Stuart Kolakovic will be prepping his show at NBHQ on 62 Great Eastern street, our great friends at itdrewitself have been and will be covering the process throughout. Here is a link to their flickr for updates on what is going to be a tremendous show – if the snippets we can see here are anything to go by.

If you would like to attend the show this Thursday, please RSVP here now!

Posted by conor on May 4th, 07:10am

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