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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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SelfMadeHero at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

Forty years ago French comics veteran Edmond Baudoin abandoned a career in accountancy to devote himself to bandes dessinées. In October he makes another wise move by travelling to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which takes place from 14th-16th … Continue reading

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Aimée de Jongh joins SelfMadeHero at the Small Press Expo

This weekend we’re escaping the muggy confines of SelfMadeTowers and jetting off to Bethesda, MD for the Small Press Expo, the USA’s premiere small press convention. At tables W20-W21 you’ll find the full SelfMadeHero spread: new releases, limited edition prints, discounted … Continue reading

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Introducing One Year Wiser: A Gratitude Journal

This month, we’re delighted to be publishing One Year Wiser: A Gratitude Journal by Mike Medaglia. The latest book in his beloved One Year Wiser series is the perfect resource for anyone looking to enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of living gratefully. As we reflect on the past … Continue reading

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Launch: Stardust Nation by Deborah Levy and Andrzej Klimowski

In July, Deborah Levy’s latest novel Hot Milk was longlisted for the Booker Prize. This week, we release her first graphic novel, Stardust Nation. Illustrated by Andrzej Klimowski and adapted from one of the centrepieces of Levy’s collection Black Vodka, Stardust Nation is a Freudian tale about memory, empathy and human … Continue reading

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Ruins by Peter Kuper wins the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album

That’s right, folks: Peter Kuper’s Ruins has won the biggest prize in English-language comics! Kuper’s graphic novel, which explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present, scooped the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album. We love this book, and we’re … Continue reading

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