It’s that time of year again! The bitter resolve to stave off the booze, quit smoking, take up a new sport or learn a new language has lasted a good four weeks, and now it’s time to shake off the guilt (we’re assuming you’ve been as unsuccessful as us), unite under the familiar canvas ceiling at Angoulême’s annual festival, and celebrate! We’ll be joining some of the biggest and most exciting publishers of the European comics scene to sell our wares and see what’s new. Joining us this year will be author of Map of Days and The New Ghost, Rob Hunter, for dedications and signings. If you’re at the festival this weekend, make sure you come to stand N19 in “Le Nouveau Monde” tent and say hi! Hope to see you there, y’all.
Imagine Children’s Festival is back once more at London’s South Bank Centre. From Monday 10 February 2014 – Sunday 23 February 2014 you can find a spectacular line-up of authors, events and workshops to tickle the tastes of any and every totter. This year, two of our artists will be contributing to the festivities, so make sure you get these dates in the diary.
Thursday 19th Feb, join Ben Newman, illustrator of Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, for a workshop in drawing and space defying character design.
Friday 20th Feb, David Lucas will be holding a very special workshop in storytelling and letter writing to stimulate the imagination and bring out the author in you (or your little ones).
See you there!
Join Nobrow and Thibaud Hérem at the home of the Royal Institute of British Architects to celebrate the release of his latest book, London Deco. The RIBA headquarters on Portland Street is the ideal location for the celebration, not only because it houses the best architectural bookshop in the UK, but also because it’s great portland stone walls and magnificent facade features within the weighty, cream pages of Hérem’s Leporello. From 6pm onwards on the 4th Feb 2014, we will be at RIBA celebrating with drinks, signings and an exclusive exhibition of the original art (with the chance to buy)!
2014: The year of commemoration and remembrance. As party politicos in the UK thrash back and forth over who should think what, and how and why, in our efforts to commemorate the beginning of the first World war, Nobrow would like to take the time to remember some other anniversaries in 2014, and let you use your own cognitive powers to navigate your own channels of thought.
So, 2014… 100 years since the start of WW1, 75 years since Steinbeck first published Grapes of Wrath, 20 years since the death of Kurt Cobain, 100 years since the first colour feature film was released in the UK and the centenary since Ernest Shackleton and his crew’s heroic expedition across the Antarctic, 20 years since the first full multi-race vote in South Africa (and Nelson Mandela was elected), and 150 years since overarm bowling was legalised in cricket. Oh, and 5 years since Nobrow opened its doors and set up its office on the quiet streets of East London! (We like to save the best till last).
To celebrate, and really help lift those January blues, we’ll be holding a one-week sale at our shop on Great Eastern Street. From 13.01.14 to 19.01.14 you can get 20% off all Nobrow and Flying Eye products, including: books, magazines, prints, wrapping paper, posters and toys. We’ve got a good feeling about this year…
ELCAF 2014, the third East London Comics and Arts Festival, is back! Taking place on June 14th at a special new location in East London, the third festival will again be showcasing the plethora of youthful talent in the comics and graphic art scene in London and the UK. It will also bring something fresh to our locals by drawing talent from abroad to take part in the event, inviting exciting new collectives and publishers from Europe and the wider world.
And the big news?! Wait for it… This year’s artist-in-residence is none other than the wonderful Chris Ware! Three is certainly the magic number as Ware is sure to bring a bit of sparkle to this year’s festivities. Keep your ears to the floor and eyes to the skies for Ware’s 2014 ELCAF poster.
The line-up of events will be announced in due course but for now rest assured that it will be rammed with all sorts of immersive encounters with the fascinating worlds of illustration and comics.
Last but not least, we are now accepting submissions from all you talented collectives and publishers! The deadline is the 10 February 2014, so you have just over a month to show us what you’ve got.
Find all application information here: http://www.elcaf.co.uk/
Looking forward to seeing who will be taking part this year!