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Biografiktion at the Old Shoreditch Station – Pizzafiktion

Nobrow Press is bursting at the seams with excitement and glee that we have the opportunity to present the amazing collective Édition Biografiktion and their exhibition Pizzafiktion to what we are sure will be a fine crowd of admiring East-Londoners! The venue is the always fresh Old Shoreditch Station located on Kingsland road and the private view will be on the 10th of November kicking off at around 6pm, we strongly urge you to be there to buy their amazing screenprinted books and witness the awesomeness of the space.

All the way from Berlin come frequent Nobrow collaborators ‘Biografiktion’ – amazing small press illustration and comics collective, these guys are exhibiting their works in London for the first time at The Old Shoreditch Station Bar. The theme of the show is ‘food’ so expect some tasty artwork! Édition Biografiktion is: Ana Albero, Till Hafenbrak and Paul Paetzel.

On meeting each other on the Illustration course at the University of Arts in Berlin in 2008 they founded their collective. Their first publication “Biografiktion” is a comics magazine, wehere, in each issue, the three Illustrators tell fictional stories about a celebrity. Their screenprinted edition “Human News” is more focused on their illustration work. Ana, Till and Paul also release solo books via their mini publishing empire. To produce their artwork they use silkscreen, lino-cuts and photocopiers. see more fo their work here!

Till Hafenbrak is an Illustrator living and working in Berlin. He graduated from the University of Arts Berlin in 2009, his final project being a screen-printed book based on Professional Wrestling. In his Illustrations he works with strong and contrasting colours. His favorite themes are animals and the natural world. Ana Albero was born in Alicante, Spain. She studied in Paris and then Berlin where she specialized in Illustration. Since her graduation at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2008, she works globally as a freelance illustrator based In Berlin. Ana works primarily in graphite and colored pencil creating vibrant textured images inspired by old pictures and movies. She also spends her time binding books, self-publishing comics and walking around in Berlin staring at dogs. Paul Paetzel lives and works as a freelance Illustrator in Berlin. Paul, a native Berliner, also studied Visual Communication at the Berlin University of Arts. In 2010 he graduated with the Comic “Die Geschichte von Rudolf”. His works have been published in international anthologies such as Kush!, Plus Plus, Nobrow, Blutt, Crachoir, Gang Bang Bong and Orang. Sometimes when he is not drawing Paul does some Karate exercises.

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Klaus released on pre-order

Richard Short’s new book has just been released on pre-order. the first 500 come with a beautiful A2 poster. Pre-orders will be sent off on the 11th November.

Visually informed by Short’s love of classic comic strips, especially Charles Schulz’ Peanuts and Tove Jansson’s Moomin, Klaus explores the un-adventures of the eponymous character, a pensive anthropomorphic cat, and a vexatious supporting cast of humanoid rats, inappropriately specie-d romantic interests and Klaus’ libertarian doppelganger Otto. Weaving literary allusions, metaphysical ruminations and physical comedy through crisp, cartoonish artwork Short has transplanted the spirit of the classic comic strip into a new, slightly stranger body, creating a work that is “rather sweet, slightly dark and definitely surreal” (Forbidden Planet).


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Quodlibet at the Book Club next week!

Katja Spitzer will be at the Book Club on the 27th for her exhibition and launch of Quodlibet. Pre-orders of the book are going out on Monday and they will all ship with a free poster while stocks last. Place your order this weekend to make sure you get one!

The exhibition will feature work from Quodlibet alongside another project consisting of portraits of women created everyday for a whole year.

Make sure you don’t miss this exhibition launch: Private View on Thursday 27th October 6pm-2am. Exhibition runs from 27th October – 15th January at The Book Club, 100 Leonard street, London EC2A 4RH

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Comica 2011

This year we are very proud to announce that we are partnering up with Comica 2011 to bring a host of events that will make any afficionado of literary and art comics salivate. Guess what? The festival is actually kicking off with our very own opening for the brand spanking new issue of Nobrow 6: The Double at DreambagsJaguarshoes where you’ll be able to get your copy with a limited edition Tom Gauld A2 print. But that is just the first of many fantastic events, including shows by Biografiktion at The Old Shoreditch station, the always fantastic Comiket fair at the Bishopsgate Institute on the 12th of November, talks by Brecht Evens and Luke Pearson, Signings and book launches at Nobrow Gallery and much much more.

The Comica website is the place to go for up to date listings!

Here is a full isting of events:

November 3rd – Launch Party: Nobrow 6 – The Double! – DreambagsJaguarshoes

November 5th – Comica Symposium: Transitions II – School of Arts, Birbeck University

November 8th – Solipsistic Pop 4: Launch Party – Concrete

November 10th – Launch Party: Biografiktion Exhibition – Old Shoreditch Station

November 12th – Comica Comiket Independent Comics Fair – Bishopsgate Institute

November 15th – Club Night – The Book Club

November 17th – Launch Party: Klaus by Richard Short – Nobrow Gallery

November 24th – Launch Party: The Strumpet – The Miller Pub

November 26th – Luke Pearson signing – Gosh Comics

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Comica 2011 in association with Nobrow

This year we are very proud to announce that we are partnering up with Comica 2011 to bring a host of events that will make any afficionado of literary and art comics salivate -and guess what? The festival is actually kicking off with our very own opening for the brand spanking new issue of Nobrow 6: The Double at DreambagsJaguarshoes on the 3rd of November where you’ll be able to get your copy with a limited edition Tom Gauld A2 print. But that is just the first of many fantastic events, including shows by Biografiktion at The Old Shoreditch station, the always fantastic Comiket fair at the Bishopsgate Institute on the 12th of November, talks by Brecht Evens and Luke Pearson, Signings and book launches at Nobrow Gallery and much much more.

For a full listing of events, please refer to the Comica website

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Nobrow 6: The Double at DreambagsJaguarshoes

For all those of you who have been following us from the very beginning you’re in for a treat. Your favourite illustration magazine doubles in size to include 60+ pages of comics from the world’s foremost comic-creating talent as well as the 60 pages of beautiful and cutting-edge illustration you have come to expect! The best part is that we’ve only put the price up to £15 but you will get double the experience for a mere four pounds more. The issue will have a grand launch party at the always classy, ever fashionable DreambagsJaguarshoes on Kingsland road on the 3rd of November at 7 pm. We will be serving some delicious Ketel One Vodka based cocktails on the night, thanks to their kind sponsorship and the space will be decorated based on the theme for this issue, Doppelgangers or Doubles.

The exhibition runs 3rd November 2011 to January 2012 (date tbc) at the amazing DreambagsJaguarshoes, 32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DA.

This issue is going to be bigger, badder and BDer than any of our previous issues with not one, but two covers by two of the most recognised illustrators out there today Tom Gauld and Gwenola Carerre.


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Exhibition at Book Club Quodlibet by Katja Spitzer

This October The Book Club will be exhibiting unique illustrations from Katja Spitzer (Gold Medal Winner, 3×3 magazine 2010). Her QUODLIBET exhibition features art from two projects – one, artwork from her forthcoming book Quodlibet with Nobrow Press (all about the letter ‘Q’) and the other, a project consisting of portraits of women created everyday for a whole year. Katja Spitzer is well renowned on the illustration scene in Berlin and is definitely one to watch in London.

Make sure you don’t miss this exhibition launch: Private View on Thursday 27th October 6pm-2am. Exhibition runs from 27th October – 15th January at The Book Club, 100 Leonard street, London EC2A 4RH


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Nobrow 6 on pre-order!

We just released Nobrow 6 on Pre-order! As-well as including the usual 60 pages of the best illustration around it also features 60 pages of comics! If thats not enough it has two covers! If thats not enough pre-orders will be shipped with a limited edition A2 Tom Gauld print…

This Magazine features illustration from Sean Lewis, Roman Muradov, Golden Cosmos, Gwenola Carrere, Andrea Kalfas, Viviane Scwartz, Katia Spitzer, Luke Best and many more. It features comics from Michael Deforge, Kevin Huizenga, Blanquet, Joseph Lambert and Nobrow stalwarts Jon McNaught, Jack Teagle, Luke Pearson and plenty more.

We have some test prints and dummy copies in the studio… believe me, this one’s going to be special.

All pre-orders will ship on Monday the 7th of November. Read More..


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Quodlibet – An exhibition by Katja Spitzer at the Book Club

This October The Book Club will be exhibiting unique illustrations from Katja Spitzer (Gold Medal Winner, 3×3 magazine 2010). Her QUODLIBET exhibition features art from two projects – one, artwork from her forthcoming book Quodlibet with Nobrow Press (all about the letter ‘Q’) and the other, a project consisting of portraits of women created everyday for a whole year. Katja Spitzer is well renowned on the illustration scene in Berlin and is definitely one to watch in London.

Make sure you don’t miss this exhibition launch: Private View on Thursday 27th October 6pm-2am. Exhibition runs from 27th October – 15th January at The Book Club, 100 Leonard street, London EC2A 4RH

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Nobrow 6: The Double launches on the 3rd of November 2011

For all those of you who have been following us from the very beginning you’re in for a treat. Your favourite illustration magazine doubles in size to include 60+ pages of comics from the world’s foremost comic-creating talent as well as the 60 pages of beautiful and cutting-edge illustration you have come to expect! The best part is that we’ve only put the price up to £15 but you will get double the experience for a mere four pounds more. The issue will have a grand launch party at the always classy, ever fashionable DreambagsJaguarshoes on Kingsland road on the 3rd of November at 7 pm. We will be serving some delicious Ketel One Vodka based cocktails on the night, thanks to their kind sponsorship and the space will be decorated based on the theme for this issue, Doppelgangers or Doubles.

This issue is going to be bigger, badder and BDer than any of our previous issues with not one, but two covers by two of the most recognised illustrators out there today Tom Gauld and Gwenola Carerre. Read on to get an exclusive preview of what’s in store, I think we can all agree its going to be a visual treat of epic proportions. Read More..


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Klaus

We are very excited about next months arrival of Richard Short’s Klaus.

Visually informed by Short’s love of classic comic strips, especially Charles Schulz’ Peanuts and Tove Jansson’s Moomin, Klaus explores the un-adventures of the eponymous character, a pensive anthropomorphic cat, and a vexatious supporting cast of humanoid rats, inappropriately specie-d romantic interests and Klaus’ libertarian doppelganger Otto. Weaving literary allusions, metaphysical ruminations and physical comedy through crisp, cartoonish artwork Short has transplanted the spirit of the classic comic strip into a new, slightly stranger body.

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Hilda is coming…

After the phenomenal success of Hildafolk (Nobrow © 2010) we are very pleased to announce that Hilda is being granted her own album-style series, beginning with Hilda and the Midnight Giant. In the first volume of the new series, Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. Her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious position in the bustling megalopolis that she would find hard to reject. Besides, the tiny elven creatures making a daily habit of bombarding them with threats isn’t making Hilda’s case any better. As she seeks ways to stall her mother’s decision, Hilda rushes to befriend the very source of her malady – will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant?

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