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SALE: 30% off on selected titles for International Women’s Day

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In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re offering 30% off on all orders of our favourite books featuring inspirational female characters at their heart.

For one day only, readers can get their hand on 54-creator graphic novel Nelson for £13.30; Peggy Adam’s harrowing tale of life in Cuidad Juarez, Luchadoras, for £9.00; and Madéleine Flores’s all-ages story celebrating creativity and literature, The Girl and the Gorilla for £5.60.

Head over to the Blank Slate webstore today to pick up a real bargain.

In 2012 and beyond, we’ll be releasing more titles by female creators than ever before, with titles from Donya Todd, Isabel Kreitz and Line Hoven on the way very soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for more news about upcoming releases!

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Blank Slate News for this week

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As tomorrow most of you will be eating cucumber sandwiches and drinking tea from Will & Kate cups at this hour – you get your Blank Slate news a day early.

As you probably know we’ll be at TCAF next weekend.

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What you may not know is that we’ll be participating in the Comics, Manga & Co. – The New German Comics Culture presentation and exhibit on Thursday May 5th at the Toronto Reference Library.

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You can get full details here- we will be making a quick presentation discussing the German comics that we have published, the ones debuting at TCAF as well as the ones that will be released later this year- talking a bit about the company in general and also making an announcement for a book that we’ve been working on since late last year. So if you’re in the area please join us! It should be a fantastic evening! We’re also really excited that Mawil will be present for this event and the weekend – as well as Joe Decie who will be attending for the release of The Accidental Salad.

Broken Frontier posted an interview on Tuesday with Martin and Judith from Avoid the Future who translated Peggy Adam’s Luchadoras. You can read it here.

Madeleine Flores posted the first 7 pages of her new story/book on her blog – you can check them out here.

Warwick tweeted about the Cartoon Network’s Pinky Malinky- he had done some character work on the show- they’re currently gathering opinions to see if could become a series on the network.

What do you think?

Kenny also posted on his facebook a double page spread from Gungle- Warwick’s book to be released by Blank Slate in March of next year.

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Really lovely stuff!

And that’s it for now- enjoy this second long weekend.


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Just a quick one this week before we rush into a four day weekend. (For the lucky ones)

Kenny posted a scan of the cover for Laurie J Proud’s book of short story comics earlier this week- it’s looking like it’ll have an Aug/September release.

You can see the front here. And the unsettling back here.

The Forbidden Planet Blog did a Director’s Commentary with Oliver East discussing the Elbow music video for “Open Arms”- You can read the whole article here.

I fell in love with a little Madéleine Flores comic this week – check it out here.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2011
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This week’s Blank Slate News

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Here we are your Friday re-cap-

Luchadoras has received it’s first review from Paul Gravett.
Though much shorter at 97 ages, Luchadoras is a concise, focussed gem that deserves to sit up there alongside epics like Los Bros Hernandez’ Love & Rockets and Jessica Abel’s La Perdida as another empathic, perceptive portrayal of troubling aspects of contemporary Mexican society.”
You can read the entire review in his May Previews.

Avoid the Future interviewed the lovely Madéleine Flores discussing The Girl and the Gorilla, her process, what we can expect next and her favorite books. You can read the full article here and don’t forget to vote for theStumptown Comics Award.

Darryl Cunningham’s Psychiatric Tales continues it’s long list of reviews- this time from Comics Worth Reading and
And if you haven’t already- have a listen to the recent interview for Inkstuds. Really good stuff.

I forgot to mention before that Nigel Aucterlounie posted a How To- session for The Dandy’s Bogies.

And as it is April Fools today- Please check out Warwick’s “I pity the April Fool”.


A bit of news-

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There’s been quite a few Blank Slate mentions this week so I thought I’d direct your attention to some articles.

First up, Madeleine Flores the creator of The Girl and the Gorilla has been nominated for a 2011 Stumptown Comic Arts Award for Best Letterer. You can see the whole list of nominees here.
And you can vote for Madeleine by filling out this ballot.

Don’t forget to keep your Blank Slate favorites from last year in mind for the Reader’s Choice Award where you can vote for up to three favorite comic books from the past year.

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Darryl Cunningham did a short interview with One in Four magazine about his book Psychiatric Tales. You can read the article here or visit our Features section.

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Mawil made a few appearances on the Forbidden Planet International blog recently.
First with this comic about ‘being relaxed’ and then Wednesday with this article about Mawil going 3D.

Finally and definitely not least, we’re gearing up to release Luchadoras at the end of next month.

You can take a look here and you can access the press release and media kit via our new Press section.

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And of course- you can purchase books from all of these artists in our store.


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