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Announcement: Thomas Wellmann’s PIMO & REX

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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be co-publishing the amazing Thomas Wellmann’s upcoming comic Pimo & Rex with our friends at Rotopol. We’ve been huge fans of Thomas (and Rotopol) for a long time, and so it’s great to be helping bring his brilliant work into English.

But – aside from working with great people – why co-publish? By teaming up with Rotopol, it means that we can unleash German and English versions of the book upon the world at the very same time! This October, Anglophones will be able to read the comic in English at the very same time as German-speaking readers are first getting their hands on it. Pretty neat, huh?

If you follow Thomas on Tumblr, you’ll already know the book will contain two stories about Pimo, a struggling novelist and Rex, a successful chef. Stay tuned to the Blank Slate and Rotopol Twitter accounts for more info as we approach release. Until then, here are a couple of pages to tide you over:

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Ain’t they special?

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Masterplasty by James Harvey

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01 Masterplasty by James Harvey

If you’ve seen us at convention recently, chances are we’ll have told you how excited we are to be releasing James Harvey‘s debut solo graphic novel, ZYGOTE, in 2014. An intelligent science fiction parable, Zygote is an amazing character-led study of a lost generation, set in the far-flung future of 2014 We’ll stop there and let you discover the rest for yourself when we start leaking previews nearer release.

Until then, James has given us the prelude to the book, Masterplasty, to host on the site. If you didn’t read it when our friends at Retrofit published it in Secret Prison 7, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about. James is a major new talent, whose star is on the rise, and this tale of cosmetic surgery disasters should give you an idea why.

READ MASTERPLASTY HERE.

FELT MISTRESS AT FOYLES

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Felt Mistress fans! We’ve just been told that there are still a few more spots available at the official launch of FELT MISTRESS: CREATURE COUTURE  at Foyles Charing Cross on Tuesday night!

Near London? Come meet the team behind the book, Louise Evans, Jonathan Edwards and editor Woodrow Phoenix are hosting a night of creature-based fun to celebrate the realise of this 400-page monster artbook. Anyone buying a copy of the book on the night will be able to get a great creature caricature of themselves by Jonathan Edwards. Woodrow will also be chatting to Louise and Jonathan as well as hosting a Q&A with the duo.

Come meet some of the creatures face to face and partake in some glorious refreshments. By order of Felt Mistress’ motley crew of creatures, the good people at Jelly Belly UK are providing their brilliant Gourmet Jelly Belly Soda for the event and Tunnocks will be dropping off a truckload of G’goob’s favourite treats!
All you have to do is reserve a spot on the Foyles website by clicking here! See you there? 

Also, Louise  will be running two workshops at Foyles throughout December. Want to know more? Visit the even page here!

Exclusive Gold Tippy Revealed (now with added scarf!)

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Here’s a shot of our Blank Slate special edition Golden Tippy, the way he is going to be going out into the world, with his scarf in place. Pretty sharp looking, don’t you think? Our friends at Crazylabel have got him fully dressed now, and very soon he’ll be ready to make the trip from our warehouse to your house!

There will only ever be 250 of these vinyl visions made. Once they’re all gone, that’s it. So to be part of a highly select club order a Golden Tippy of your very own right here along with your copy of Felt Mistress: Creature Couture. Orders will be dispatched to you after December 1.

Feast your eyes on a PDF preview of Felt Mistress: Creature Couture

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We’ve been telling you about our forthcoming monster 400-page tome, you’re itching to see what’s inside that beautiful cover and we’d love to show it to you. Now you can download a massive 56-page PDF that gives you an exclusive advance overview of the wonder that is Felt Mistress: Creature Couture. That’s bigger than the total page-count of some books! But it’s only a fraction of what’s inside our extensive trip through the amazing work of Felt Mistress. We’ve selected chunks from every part of the book to give you a taste of the many and varied styles and collaborations to be found within its dazzling pages.

The PDF preview of Felt Mistress: Creature Couture is a 7mb file, viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader, or with your Preview app on any Mac, or in your browser. Click here to download it!

When you’ve read it, you can check out the pre-order options here: FM:CC the book  or  FM:CC book + limited edition Golden Tippy Crazylabel vinyl toy set. What vinyl toy is that, you ask? Read more about our very fancy Golden Tippy here.

Felt Mistress: Creature Couture is released December 1st, 2012. Whichever option you choose, remember to order from Blank Slate before December 31st to be eligible to win an original, much coveted Felt Mistress creature! See HERE for details.

Felt Mistress Creature Couture: Golden Tippy!

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It’s here! The very limited edition Golden Tippy Crazylabel vinyl toy!

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As if a fantastic 400-page Felt Mistress book isn’t quite enough for us, Blank Slate has teamed up with the designer vinyl company Crazylabel to bring you yet more amazing and delicious treats! Crazylabel’s previous collaboration with Jonathan Edwards yielded the smash hit Inspector Cumulus figure, and now Crazylabel is producing a vinyl version of the Felt Mistress’ sidekick, Tippy Winkles, for release later this year. As soon as we heard about this, we had an idea: an exclusive Blank Slate variant edition of vinyl Tippy to accompany the release of Felt Mistress: Creature Couture. Woodrow, Jonathan and Louise put their heads together and came up with this: a special Gold Tippy!

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This variant, golden Tippy is 10cm tall with articulated head and arms, and wearing a black scarf (the scarf isn’t pictured here, but we promise he will be wearing one). He is packaged in a variant box designed by Woodrow Phoenix. He is limited to 250 pieces and is only available through Blank Slate when you buy Felt Mistress: Creature Couture.

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Pre-order today: book + limited edition Golden Tippy Crazylabel vinyl toy set. Released December 1st, 2012. Order the book + toy set from Blank Slate before December 31st and be eligible to win an original, much coveted Felt Mistress creature! See HERE* for details.

Find The Felt Ticket

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Felt Mistress: Creature Couture is almost here. A 400-page, image-packed immersion in the world of one of the most original creative minds working today, featuring over 1,650 photographs, previously unseen drawings of Jonathan Edwards’ original design ideas, details of every Felt Mistress collaboration with other artists and more. With in-depth interviews with Jon Burgerman, Pete Fowler, Ben Newman, John Knox, Nobrow and others. Two extensive conversations with Louise and Jonathan about their work together are topped off with a comprehensive listing of every creature, every guest appearance and every show. It’s huge!

This is a very special book for us here at Blank Slate and we know it’s going to be equally special for a lot of fans who have been waiting for something like this for a very long time. So here’s a very special offer just for YOU! Order Felt Mistress: Creature Couture here direct from Blank Slate (or here for the limited Golden Tippy edition) and you will be eligible to win a once-in-a-lifetime reward: Elspeth Frond, the four-horned diva featured on the cover of FM:CC! An original Felt Mistress creation of your very own! How is this possible, you ask? Tucked inside one copy of FM:CC will be a unique prize – the FELT TICKET. It looks like this:

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there is only one of these, made by Felt Mistress herself just for this competition. So, if you are lucky enough to find it inside your book those felt words say it all – YOU WIN! Wherever you are in the world, Elspeth Frond will be coming to live with YOU! So get that guest bedroom ready and order your copy now! Details of how to claim your incredible prize will be included with the felt ticket. The winner will be announced on this website.

Felt Mistress Art Book Coming this Winter!

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Introducing… Felt Mistress: Creature Couture!

The rumours are true! Not only are we excited to be able to announce our very first art book, but also to say that it’s with the amazing Felt Mistress (aka Louise Evans) and her long-time collaborator Jonathan Edwards. Coming this Winter, readers will get the chance to own well over 500 of her best (and often sharply dressed) creations in a 400-page hardcover book loaded with over 1,500 photographs, character information, original art and more. If you’re an ultra-obsessed felt fan like us, you’ll also be delighted to read interviews with celebrated collaborators such as Jon Burgerman, Pete Fowler, Jon Knox, Nobrow’s Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur and more.

We can’t wait until November 17th, where we will be advance debuting the book at Thought Bubble ahead of a big old launch party in London.

For those who can’t wait, we have some great pre-order offers for you.

Offer 1: until August 1st, early birds can pre-order the book itself for  £26.99 (down from £29.99).

Offer 2: teaming up with vinyl toy company extraordinaire Crazylabel, we’ve also produced a limited Blank Slate-exclusive edition toy of Felt Mistress’ signature creature, Tippy*. Limited to just 250, all pre-orderers of the special Golden Tippy edition will get the book + a gold colourway of Tippy with box art designed by editor Woodrow Phoenix (of Nelson fame).

But that’s not all. Pre-orderers of either option all have the chance to win the Felt Ticket, which will be inserted randomly by the creatures inside one copy of the book. What does the winner of the Felt Ticket get, I hear you ask? Why, they get to take home a creature of their very own, and none other than Elspeth, Creature Couture’s cover star.

Exciting huh? Head over to our official Felt: Mistress Creature Couture for more info. We should extend a huge thank you to the kindly Mr Paddy Steer for allowing us to use his music in the trailer! You can find his music online at www.myspace.com/paddysteer or you can do the right thing and buy it over on iTunes.

* Crazy label are still working away at producing Tippy as of writing, but here’s an exclusive sneak-peek at the prototype model. More pictures coming soon!

Tippy Felt Mistress Art Book Coming this Winter!

The Silver Darlings: Hardcover coming this Summer!

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Those eagle-eyed Blank Slate fans who follow us on Flickr may have noticed the above image appear at the tail end of last week. After much speculation from readers on Twitter as to why Will Morris’ The Silver Darlings disappeared from the Chalk Marks earlier this year, we’re excited to announce that the book will now be being released in Summer in hardback.

This will come as no surprise to those of you that keep up to date with Will Morris via his blog. The first half of the book appeared in a handsome cloth-spined hardcover for his MA show at Camberwell.

Head on over to the book’s official page here on the Blank Slate site for an all-new expanded preview of images from the book.

Peepholes Bookplate

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We’re pleased to announce that all Peepholes pre-orders will now come with a special exclusive bookplate signed and numbered by Laurie J. Proud himself. Available to pre-order from our Big Cartel page today, the bookplate features special never-before-seen artwork of Gütersloh, the main character of Peepholes story Lycanthrope. Those lucky enough to have read the book already cite this character as one of their favourites, so we’re especially pleased that Laurie chose him for this special bookplate. Be sure to check out Gütersloh and more of Proud’s gloriously twisted gallery of characters in the 10-page preview of the book we posted recently.

If you’ve already pre-ordered, never fear! You’ll automatically be getting one of these bad-boys upon release.

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