SelfMadeHero published The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe, written by French author David Camus and drawn by Nick Abadzis, earlier this year. It is a tale of love, heartbreak and tobacco starring Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles. Here’s the blurb:
On the eve of the release of his latest movie, The Lady From Shanghai, Orson Welles receives a gift: an admirer has sent him a box of cigars. Rich and full bodied, they are the finest he’s ever tasted. But then, these are no ordinary cigars: they’ve been assembled by the most famous cigar roller in Cuba, Conchita Marquez. It is an exquisite gift, though one not appreciated by Welles’ wife, Rita Hayworth. As he smokes these most coveted of cigars, he daydreams about the plump genius Conchita Marquez, whose story of triumph, despair, and love unfolds within the pages of this stunning and imaginative graphic novel.
And some praise:
“Like a fine cigar, rich, heady and ultimately irresistable” The New Statesman
“Will engulf you in a hazy Hollywood dream” Metro
“A charming graphic novel” Publishers Weekly
Nick Abadzis, who is currently working on Doctor Who for Titan Comics, will also be signing copies of his bestselling graphic novel Laika at the event, which takes place at Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR.
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