We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with our friends at London’s mighty Gosh! Comics to throw a launch party for Nick Abadzis’ long-awaited Hugo Tate collection! Taking place on Saturday 12th May between 7-9PM, be sure to come share a drink with Eisner award-winner Nick Abadzis (flying in from Brooklyn especially!), who will be signing copies of books for readers.
From the Gosh! website:
Hugo Tate began in the late ‘80s Deadline magazine, a ship captained by 2000AD’sBrett Ewins and Steve Dillon that was not only the birthplace of Tank Girl but also ran reprints of excellent indie comics from the USA like Love & Rockets and Evan Dorkin’s Milk & Cheese. “It’s hard to explain in a couple of sentences what Hugo Tate is about exactly,” says Abadzis, “But he was a stick-man who, as he acquired experiences during the run of the strip, slowly evolved into a more figurative character. It’s the sort of visual metaphor that could only work in comics.”
Click on the text to read their whole announcement of the event. Also available at the launch will be the ultra-limited bookplate edition of the book, which, outside of the Blank Slate webstore, will be the only place readers will be able to get their hands on one. Currently, Hugo fans are voting on said Hergé-inspired bookplate design over on Nick’s official Facebook Page for the book. Be sure to cast your vote today! We’ll see you on the 12th.