Those rag-tag, Brighton dwelling brothers of ill repute, Gary and Warren Pleece, once again tread the boards of comic promotionalisation with a lightning visit to the esteemed meeting place of Cartoon County, tonight at 7.30 p.m., upstairs at The Greene Room in The Cricketers pub in Brighton. Hear them talk about their latest books and projects, The Great Unwashed and Montague Terrace, as well as chucklesome reminisces of the Velocity years and what made/ makes them tick in a comicy fashion. Free sandwiches and nearby vicinity to a bar, make this event a must, even if you have to listen to those goggle-eyed bastards blowing their own trumpets!
Had a great time last weekend as a guest of the Helsinki Comics Festival, that also featured a healthy (?) contingent of Brit comics bods, Bryan and Mary Talbot, David Peter Kerr, Sam from Nobrow and the Comica Festival gang, Paul Gravett, Peter Stanbury and Megan Donnolley, alongside an impressive array of talented and enthusiastic Finns. Kiitos Puljon to Otto Sinisalo, Janne and Marie and everyone else at the festival involved with chaperoning us through the lovely city of Helsinki, from main tent to main bar and back again.
You can see pictures of the various events and peebs here.
Special thanks to Lottie and Saskia Pleece for making me so welcome!
Apologies to the ‘fan’ for not posting for bloody ages, but that was mostly down to a very busy period of trying to finish the forthcoming Montague Terrace book for Jonathan Cape, out next year, and contributing to the new Pleece Brothers anthology, The Great Unwashed, coming out very soon from Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury’s Escape Books.
As a precursor to that, I’ve been invited to the Helsinki Comics Festival this weekend, 16-18th September where I’ll be doing some signings and giving a talk entitled ‘Self-Publish and be Damned, or How not to make it in Comics’, covering the early Velocity years, so, hopefully not too po-faced, through to the latest web publishing ventures.
Tons more stuff to come soon, so watch this space.