Blank Slate Books


Joe Decie  |  56 pages  |  285 x 211mm hardcover  |   B&W  || ISBN: 978-1-906653-59-0 |  £8.99

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Smudging the line between reality and fiction.

Whether he’s contemplating the emotional state of the last pickle in the jar or detailling his four-year-old son’s new business of running a fashionable East London tattoo parlour, there’s definitely something different about Joe Decie’s tales of everyday life.

In this new collection of half-embellished tales, Decie takes a sideways look at everything from shopping malls to identity theft and reveals the strange challenges (and stranger rewards) of parenthood. In this volume, Decie’s son competes with his father for centre stage and stars in some of the cartoonist’s funniest and most touching strips yet.

If you’re still yet to join the legion of readers around the world who have fallen in love with Joe Decie’s left-field wit and beautiful ink-washed art, The Listening Agent is the perfect opportunity to see one of Britain’s brightest new comic stars at work. Don’t miss out.


Praise for Joe Decie

“Joe Decie’s lovely, understated comics about everyday domestic life sway seamlessly, and joyfully, from the mundane into the absurd and then back home again”
-John Porcellino, King Cat Comics 

“Read one of Joe Decie’s comics and you’ll find they don’t demand you to keep reading so much as politely ask if you wouldn’t mind continuing, perhaps you’d also like this next one as well. The fact that they’re charmingly drawn and full of understated humour and sensitivity makes it all the harder not to keep reading, and liking them.”
– Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy and Little Things

“… always love the way Joe blends the suburban with the surreal. Even with the wilder strips there is a strong foundation of truth and honesty – something every writer should strive for”
-Ian Carney, Emmy award-winning writer of Shaun the Sheep

Published 2013.

4 Responses to “THE LISTENING AGENT”

  1. Blank Slate Books | Blank Slate: New British Comics
    on Aug 8th, 2013
    @ 9:46 am

    […] if having a drink with and getting your books signed by Joe Decie, Dan Berry, Oliver East, Jim Medway and Donya Todd wasn’t reason enough to come, the shop […]

  2. Blank Slate Books | British Comic Awards: The Silver Darling wins Best Emerging Talent
    on Nov 26th, 2013
    @ 10:03 am

    […] by the BCA’s committee of 9 comic industry professionals and academics for an award in the Best Comic category for his book The Listening Agent. However, he didn’t win, making him to only preson so far to be nominated twice and […]

  3. Blank Slate Books | Anarchy versus Occultery: Joe Decie
    on Oct 29th, 2014
    @ 12:27 am

    […] Decie, author of The Listening Agent and The Accidental Salad, has gazed unblinking into the eyes of true terror.  Let him show you. […]

  4. Blank Slate Books | The BSB Q&A: Joe Decie
    on Feb 26th, 2015
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