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Luke Pearson and Jean-Louis Mourier – A Drawing Duo

The legendary Jean-Louis Mourier of the bestselling French graphic novel series Trolls De Troy will be teaming up with our own legendary talent Luke Pearson in a troll drawing frenzy live on stage at the French institute in South Kensington on Saturday 26 May 2012, at 14:00! You can (and should) buy your tickets to see two of the best comics draftsmen both sides of the channel flex their artistic muscles on stage. There will also be a host of other events on at the BD & Comics Passion festival at the institute including a writing workshop with Luke, another drawathon featuring Guy Delisle and Tom Gauld, a screening of the very latest screen adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s work ‘Chicken with Plums’ and a book signing with David B!

Book your tickets to the events early there’s only limited space and trust us, you won’t want to miss what they have on offer. Check out a full listing of events and purchase tickets on the BD & Comics Passion website. The BD & Comics Passion festival runs from May 24th-27th at the French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT (Tube: South Kensington)

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Nobrow at Comiket

This Saturday, Nobrow will once again be attending the wonderful Comica Comiket at the Bishopsgate Institute in East London.  Bringing together some of the best publishers and cartoonists in the UK, this event is not to be missed, particularly as this year we’ll be setting up our very own Nobrow Room full of all our  beautiful books.  We’ll also have Louis Roskosch, the cartoonist behind the hilarious Adventures of Leeroy and Popo, along to do some live drawing with Tom Gauld and a whole host of other incredible artists.  You’d be crazy to miss it!

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ELCAF: the first East London Comics & Arts Festival

This summer, Nobrow Press is very proud to present ELCAF 2012, the first East London Comics & Arts Festival.  On Sunday June 17th, the fantastic Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch will host a day of curated pop-up stalls, talks, live-drawing and music, designed to showcase the very best of the vibrant comics and graphic arts scenes of London, Europe and the rest of the world.

It is with this in mind that we ask all you cartoonists, collectives and publishers out there to apply for a stall and get involved in what will be one of the most exciting arts events of the year.  You can find our complete submissions guidelines here, but bear in mind that as ELCAF will be a curated event not all applications will be guaranteed a place at the festival.  That’s no excuse not to have a go though!  The deadline for applications is April 24th. Read More..

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Nobrow 7: Brave New World is on its way…

Above: a segment of Joost Swarte’s contribution (created specifically for Nobrow 7: Brave New World)

I have a tendency to become completely immersed in the projects we’re putting together at Nobrow and often in the midst cultivating these fruits of labour and love, I completely forget to promote them before they are released! It may be the millions of projects we have on at any given time, the small team we work in, the shows, talks, logistical nightmares, whatever form the tornado of work takes – it is still no excuse to not keep all you fine people that visit us every day up to date with developments. In that spirit, I have vowed to myself that I need to do a better job of telling you more frequently what we are mixing up at the Nobrow towers. The news of the day today is the unbelievable font of talent gushing forth in the next volume of our eponymous magazine.

Pictured above is the work of what some of you will recognise as the godfather of the art comics form, having influenced and been involved with the entire RAW generation’s comic machinations (notably being a big influence on a young Chris Ware), we are proud to announce that the inimitable Joost Swarte has joined our roster of artists for this issue of Nobrow. This legend of Ligne Claire, a term which he himself coined in ’77, Joost has designed furniture, public spaces, stained glass windows and even entire buildings and continues to innovate and push the medium in ways that befuddle and awe. Well he has made no exception with his stunning contribution to our Huxley-inspired tome. Bow to thy great Ford and rest assured we will deliver plenty more morcels of mouth watering previews over the next month… Nobrow 7: Brave New World hits stores nationwide end of May/early June!!