Blank Slate Books


Nick Abadzis  |  192 pages | 217 x 216mm softcover with flaps  |   B&W  |  ISBN978-1-906653-26-2  |  £14.99
with introduction by Garth Ennis

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The long-awaited collection of Nick Abadzis’ first magnum opus, from the pages of Deadline magazine.

Eighteen years after Hugo Tate drew to a close within the pages of Deadline, the comic’s entire six-year run is finally being collected in a single volume by Blank Slate.

Beginning life in 1988 as an acerbic humour strip featuring an eponymous stick man protagonist living in a figuratively-drawn world, Hugo Tate evolved into an intelligent look into the lives of a complex web of characters stretching from London to New York and beyond.

Described by The comics Journal as “Britain’s Love and Rockets“, this collection includes the critically-acclaimed final story arc O, America!, in which Hugo finds himself on a drug-fueled road trip across the nightmarish underbelly of the United States. Featuring a gallery of rare extras, all-new commentary from Abadzis and Deadline editor Frank Wynne, as well as a special introduction by Garth Ennis, there’s never been a better time to read – or revisit – this genuine modern classic.

Praise for Hugo Tate:

Britain’s Love and Rockets– The Comics Journal

Abadzis’ mastery of the language of comics is so complete that you wonder whether he dreams in sequential panels” – The Sunday Times

Hugo Tate remains one of the finest stories I’ve ever read, in comics or any other medium” – Garth Ennis, from the introduction

An ambitious, sprawling work with the sensibility of a modern novel” – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

Hugo is a Generation X icon” – ID Magazine

Wry observation and perceptive characterisation… A small masterpiece” – TimeOut

An underappreciated work of genius deserving of a wider audience
– Graeme McMillan, Newsarama



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