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Genius is an inadequate description for his talents…

As I’ve mentioned before, I have been keeping tabs on the gigantic task that Kellie Strøm has undertaken for his upcoming book for Nobrow entitled Worse Things Happen at Sea and every time I check back at his blog I see another morsel from his incredibly detailed masterpiece unravelling in all it’s glory before me. This latest updates adds two more mythical monsters to the mix, a Kraken attacking a Viking ship (below) and some kind of double-headed Phoenix attacking a galleon (above). The culmination of this mammoth undertaking will be one of the most awe-inspiring concertinas we have done to date and we will soon be posting a video to show you just how arduous the task has been. Keep your eyes peeled for updates, Worse Things Happen at Sea comes out in June! More images below…

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Spring at Nobrow HQ

Spring is here!  Finally the sun is shining, the grass is growing and the books are happy.  To celebrate the turn of the season, we now have a selection of beautiful, hand-printed greetings cards from the wonderful Jill Green in our Great Eastern Street shop.  Perfect for birthdays, thank-yous or even ‘happy spring’ cards, they’re the ideal reason to come in to Nobrow HQ on a sunny afternoon.

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Jack and Liam’s Scientific Exquisite Corpse

On Saturday 31st March, Jack Teagle and Liam Barrett will be at Pick Me Up. They invite you to come draw Exquisite Corpses with a scientific theme. Fun will ensue! They’ll be there all day with pens and paper so relax, take your time, soak in the other excellent exhibits at Pick Me Up, but most of all, enjoy yourself.

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In Store: Tara Books

Three titles from Tara Books just arrived in our shop. These beautiful artisan books from Chennai in South India need to be seen to be believed. Each book has expertly hand made elements.  Notice the die cut cover on The Flight of the Mermaid; that fish fits back into the cover like a puzzle piece! Unbelievable. Be sure to come in and have a look while stocks last.

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Goliath Signing at Nobrow HQ

We are very excited that on Thursday 29th March stellar cartoonist and all-round nice guy Tom Gauld will be signing and sketching in copies of his recently released graphic novel Goliath right here at Nobrow HQ.  He’ll be scribbling away from 6pm ’til 7:30pm, so don’t be late!

After the main event, everyone’s welcome to crack open a free brewski, sit back in our newly spruced up shop and enjoy his new tome surrounded by beautiful books.  See you there!

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In Store: hélium editions

French publisher hélium editions produces some of the finest children’s books in the world.  Run by a small team of dedicated book fans, they are almost as obsessed with publishing beautifully designed, beautifully produced books as we are!  We currently have a selection of their wonderful books in our Great Eastern Street shop, so pop in and check them out.

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In Store: Charles Burns Exhibition Catalogue

We’ve just acquired another unmissable exclusive here at the Nobrow shop.  The beautifully designed and very cool M gallery in Leuven, Belgium has, until this past weekend, been hosting an exhibition of work by cartoonist Charles Burns (Black Hole), charting his career through not only his comics work but also his many album covers, magazine covers, photography, sketches and advertising work.  To coincide with the exhibition, Beeld Beeld has published this very nicely put together catalogue of images from the show, all produced in full colour with an introduction by comics legend Joost Swarte, and we are very excited to have a bunch of copies in the store.  We only have a limited number though and they’re only available at our Great Eastern Street store, so make sure you pop in soon if you don’t want to miss out!

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In Store: Le Dernier Cri

We’ve started stocking Le Dernier Cri books in our shop. Le Dernier Cri are a French publisher dedicated to beautifully screen-printed books, which they produce in very limited editions. We will continue to stock the books they produce, but the chances of us managing to get the same ones again are slim. Come and grab them while you can.