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Fabrizio Dori on Gauguin: The Other World

Italian artist Fabrizio Dori was reading comics at an early age, but like many readers for whom superheroes never really appealed, he lost interest as a teen. Dori, whose graphic biography Gauguin: The Other World is out now, rediscovered the medium in … Continue reading

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New release: Josephine Baker by Catel and Bocquet

Dancer, civil rights activist, supporter of the Resistance and mother to the “Rainbow Tribe”: Josephine Baker packed a lot into her 68 years. Hers is a life that demands a monumental portrait, and French creative team Catel and Bocquet have … Continue reading

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Inspirations: Néjib on Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie

In Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie, French comics artist and graphic designer Néjib tells the story of the young musician’s formative years, living and working in a Victorian house in Beckenham, south-east London. Here, Néjib reveals his inspirations and influences, … Continue reading

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It’s Our 10th Birthday!

A decade ago today, SelfMadeHero published its first two books. A party at Bloomsbury’s Horse Hospital saw the launch of the first two titles in the Manga Shakespeare series: Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Since then, we’ve published over 100 graphic novels, and our list has grown to include graphic … Continue reading

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Revealed: SelfMadeHero’s Spring Releases

2016, eh? It was nothing if not eventful. Well, if you’re worried about fake news, Donald Trump and the price of Marmite, SelfMadeHero is here to help. This spring we’re offering bibliotherapy in the form of six enlightening, emotive and inspiring graphic novels. … Continue reading

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Launching at Gosh! Comics: The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis

On Thursday 8th December The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis launches at Gosh! Comics in London. Join us from 7pm to raise a glass to the second book in the trilogy that began with the British Comic Award-winning The Motherless Oven. As ever, there’ll … Continue reading

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London: The Tetris Block Party, with Box Brown

On Thursday 3rd November Box Brown, author of Tetris: The Games People Play, is the special guest at SelfMadeHero’s Tetris Block Party, which takes place at London’s premiere gaming bar, Scenario (97 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8BX; nearest station: Dalston … Continue reading

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Thought Bubble 2016: Box Brown, Aimée de Jongh, Leah Moore and John Reppion

The British comic book community shares a peculiar quirk: we actually look forward to November. Why? Two words: Thought Bubble. On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November, we’ll be laying out our wares in New Dock Hall (tables 90-92). There you’ll find signed books, exclusive prints … Continue reading

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Leah Moore and John Reppion: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 1

Admired by writers from H.P. Lovecraft to Ruth Rendell, M.R. James is the acknowledged master of the English ghost story. Disdaining gore in favour of atmosphere and suggestion, his enduring tales of are masterpieces of understated horror. Writers Leah Moore … Continue reading

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October: Mike Medaglia brings gratitude to the Mind Body Soul Experience

Fresh from his appearance at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Mike Medaglia returns to the Mind Body Soul Experience in London. The event takes place from 21st-23rd October inside the beautiful Alexandra Palace. You’ll find Medaglia at our dedicated One Year Wiser stand … Continue reading

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