Rob Hunter’s Nobrow debut was the critically acclaimed The New Ghost, published in our 17 x 23 showcase series. This is what It’s Nice That had to say about it, back in 2011:
“a remarkable comic… It tells the story of a benign ghost getting to grips with its new purpose in afterlife and the earthly obstacles it meets. It has been beautifully composed, individual frames devised with a quite brilliant colour scheme and pages arranged for the utmost narrative potential. Wonderful stuff.”
Last week, we proudly announced Rob Hunter’s second book, Map of Days, and It’s Nice That were delighted that it was everything they had hoped for:
“It’s no exaggeration that everything Rob Hunter’s talented hands touch turns to pure visual gold… His success comes from both an innate skill and a comprehensive understanding of print processes. Anyone who’s ever seen his work in the flesh will know that his colours really leap from the page, an effect no lithographic amateur would be able to achieve.”
So, we asked Rob to share with you the genesis of the project and some of the process involved in its making:
We’re looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this year’s East London Comics & Art Festival a huge success.
We need four volunteers to help us prepare on the two days before the festival, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June. During these days you will be carrying out general tasks at Nobrow HQ in Great Eastern Street. This will be gathering workshop materials, making decorations for York Hall and many other general tasks.
On Saturday 22nd June we’re looking for twelve volunteers who are good with people and who are prepared to muck in to make the day run smoothly. You might be helping out in the workshop area, selling tickets, making sure the exhibitors have everything they need and supporting the organisers throughout the day.
In return, we’re delighted to offer:
> an exclusive, silk screen-printed ELCAF T-shirt
> a signed Andy Rementer ELCAF poster
> a £10 voucher to redeem on books or prints at the Nobrow table
You don’t need to be available for all three days and you don’t need qualifications to volunteer, but we’ll prioritise people with previous festival volunteering experience.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and any relevant experience. We’ll contact all successful applicants by Tuesday 18th June.
In April we launched our brand new children’s imprint – Flying Eye Books – and, excuse the pun, it’s really taken off.
Since then we’ve had the pleasure of inspiring many young readers with picture books and comics by some of the most talented authors and illustrators around. So, we’re delighted to announce that some new titles are now available to buy in your local bookshop and from our online store.
Have you ever wondered what the truth was behind Bigfoot? Or perhaps how the unicorn lost its horn? You have! Then you’ll love Monsters and Legends written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Gabriella Giandelli. It’s a delightful journey into the world’s most enduring myths and legends and the truth behind.
From author-illustrator Julia Wauters comes One Night, Far From Here: a beautifully-bound, magical bestiary. Peppered throughout with acetate pages, Julia conjures up enchanting natural habitats, filled with all manner of feathered, furry and slippery beasts. With each page turn, a landscape is revealed, teeming with the insects, birds and animals that live there.
Next up, leading illustrator, Atak, confronts our preconceptions of familiar scenes in an effortlessly funny picture book. Step into Atak’s Topsy Turvy World and get a whole new perspective on the world you left behind.
Finally, Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin give us a character we can truly fall in love with: Akissi! Our deliciously mischievous heroine is a West African girl who never seems to get things right.
We’re extremely proud of all our new books and we hope you know a little person who’ll enjoy them as much as we do!