Bookplate editions – The Nao of Brown

Glyn Dillon’s six interconnected bookplate designs are available from selected retailers with each copy of The Nao of Brown.

Each design is a limited edition of 200 printed on 170gsm gesso and individually signed by Glyn Dillon.

“conker” (see above) is EXCLUSIVE to Travelling Man stores

“ensos” (see above) is EXCLUSIVE to Forbidden Planet stores and in addition to being signed by Dillon, these have been individually inkan-stamped by Gil Ichiyama, creator of “ichi”.

The following stockists have bookplated first editions (while stock lasts). If you are looking for an extra special Christmas present for a friend, then get hold of one of these copies while you can as when they’re gone, they’re gone. The other designs are available are:

“Lucky Lune” is based on Nao’s purse, that sparks an argument with Gregory. No, it is not Hello Kitty.

“now” relates to Gil Ichiyama’s “ichi” anime series, which is the “story within a story” in The Nao of Brown. You can watch the ichi trailer here (it’s all in Japanese, but you’ll get the gist).

“pictor” also comes from the “ichi” series. This is a helmet from a member of The League.

“stop” is a re-drawn version of an image that appears in the first chapter of The Nao of Brown, as we learn about Nao’s “pure O” form of OCD.

Full bookplate edition stockist list (last updated 20th September):

Mega City Comics – Inverness Street, London (first in-store sketch and signing event 23rd Sept)

Dave’s Comics – Brighton (second in-store sketch and signing event 29th Sept)
Travelling Man – Leeds, Newscastle, Manchester, York

Forbidden Planet
– London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton

Nostalgia and Comics – Birmingham

Worlds Apart – Liverpool

Forbidden Planet International – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin

Eggs Milk Butter – Southgate Road, London

Shop at Bluebird – King’s Road, London

Gosh! Comics
– Berwick Street, London

Nobrow Shop – Great Eastern Street, London

Rough Trade East – Dray Walk, London

Orbital Comics – Great Newport Street, London

Clerkenwell Tales – Exmouth Market, London

Lutyens & Rubenstein – Kensington Park Road, London

Playlounge – Beak Street, London

Foyles – Charing Cross Road, Southbank, Goldsmith’s Row (Sunday’s only), London

– Newton Abbott

OK Comics – Leeds

Page 45 – Nottingham

Magma – Clerkenwell Road, Earlham Street, London

Magma – Oldham Street, Manchester

NB not all stores have all bookplates

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