Slate 3 | 215 x 153 mm hardback | 172 pages | Colour | ISBN 9781906653026 | £14.99
By Oliver East
Proper Go Well High is the second book by Manchester comic artist Oliver East. Following on from his ‘breakout’ book Trains Are…Mint this book sees Oliver further adventuring out on walks from Manchester until he reaches Liverpool, recording the many things that pass us by in everyday life. Part travel book, part diary, Oliver manages to capture both the beauty and problems of this part of the country whilst passing some social and political comment as he goes. Told in a series of beautifully composed panels this is a step forward for the artist and another leg up the path of critical acclaim for the new British comics.
Trains are… Mint was nominated for the 2008 Ignatz award (recognising outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning) and Oliver was the cover and booklet artist on the Mercury award winning Elbow album The Seldom Seen Kid.
What people are saying about Trains are…Mint and Oliver East:
“Oliver East picks his readers out of their easy chairs and makes them follow him on his modest travels, experiencing the world as he does, seeing what he sees, sharing with them in that unadorned, curious voice. As long as he continues to ask me along I’m not sure I ever care if I figure it all out.”
- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
“An incredibly rewarding and strangely uplifting experience.”
- Richard Bruton for Forbidden Planet International
Published May 2009