The cold seasons are finally here, making it the perfect time to cosy up in front of the fire with a good (comic) book. Suitable for Halloween time, this October’s books feature everything from Werewolves, to dinosaurs, to… skateboarders? So, our theming’s not exactly great, but luckily for us (and you) these books are! Below you’ll find links to all three of our October/ early November releases, available for pre-order right this second in the Blank Slate webstore. All orders have free shipping in the UK, and just £2 (approx $3) anywhere else.
Pictured above, Laurie J. Proud’s publishing debut collects ten of the insanely-talented animator’s graphic short stories into one complete, hardcover package. It’s rare you see a newcomer explode into publishing so fully formed, but Proud is the real-deal. Telling atmospheric stories featuring wolf-men who ride suitcase-rockets between nocturnal visits to local women and the cinema, lovestruck hitmen, luckless dandies, and nightmarish visions of alternate-reality cityscapes, this is is one collection that has to be seen to be believed. Click on the link above for a taste of the madness!
A staff favourite, Nick Edward’s cartooning tour-de-force has to be seen to be believed. Perfect for fans of shows like Adventure Time, this month’s Chalk Marks title features teenager Nigel as he hunts for the Miracle Bird of Nudundoo with best friend/ dinosaur Brian. Comics adventuring at its best. All pre-orders come signed and sketched by Nick Edwards himself!
One of our most requested titles ever since Kenny first announced the book, Ed Syder’s autobiographical ode to grinding, girls and glory days spent in Cornwall’s skatepark is finally here. A nostalgic and fond memoir of growing up in the Cornwallfornia skate craze, Ed remembers the teen angst, great music, and events that shaped his life forevermore. Go check out the preview immediately, and whatever you do, do NOT tell the man about Ed’s grassroots ad campaign across the skateparks of the UK.