Monday 2 April 2007

Me new book.

W ell I've got my copy. The rest of you will have to wait till June.
It's funny seeing it after all these months. It's like the kid came home from college, and he's got all these piercings and stuff. I hardly recognise him. All the time he was living here, I don't recall him having that mad gleam in his eye. it comes with a red 'belly band', but like I did, you can take that off and chuck it away and see Charlie Orr's great cover design in all its wit and brilliance.



Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

I'm very happy for you. I'm sure a new book never gets old. Ha, ha.

2 April 2007 at 00:08:00 GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Looks nice. Is there a hardcover?

2 April 2007 at 00:19:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


By the time we've gotten our copies, you'll be sick of looking at it and won't answer any of our questions about it :-)

2 April 2007 at 01:17:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

I'm already sick of looking at it.

there's this hat on page#....
a pair of feet on page$.....

am imprecise transition.....


(drjon...may be a hardcover... i think so... the indicia has an Isbn no. for a separate edition...)

2 April 2007 at 01:21:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

That book has completely shown me up. Best thing I've got is manky gaffer tape on my boots.

2 April 2007 at 03:22:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to my copy in December or later then.

Wish the wee man Happy after birth for me tomorrow.

2 April 2007 at 04:18:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get my copy. Speaking of new books, Bryan Talbot's enormous new volume 'Alice In Sunderland' is just out this week from Jonathan Cape in the UK. It's riffs on a multitude of subjects, centred around Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell and their connections to Sunderland. One of the major sub-themes of the book is the history of comics with Talbot diving head-first into McCloud-land (indeed he's pictured as the deity 'Scott-McComics-Expert') and the Bayeaux tapestry is described as the 'first British Comic' and Talbot also deconstructs Gin Alley and Beer Street and places Hogarth firmly as in the canon for his proto-comics work.
He's also using the book as part autobiography and social history. So far I'm only half-way through and he's already covered masses of ground. I'm not convinced how successul the whole project is yet but it's a very ambitious bit of work. I think you've got to check it out.

Ben Smith

2 April 2007 at 06:42:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great, Eddie. I'm often ambivalent about looking at new work when it arrives from the printer/manufacturer; pleased to see the thing at last but anxious in case I see some printing error or typo that it's too late to correct.

2 April 2007 at 07:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Eddie: Ta. I'll Make Inquiries, then. Oh, and the little verification image is showing in Firefox again, thank goodness.

Hayley: You've put me in mind of one Woodford, when my boots disintegrated in the rain, and I had to gaff them together.

2 April 2007 at 08:20:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

Jon: too many rainy nights in Soho. Now the tape is disintegrating. My mum will have a fit.

2 April 2007 at 08:37:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Aaron F. Gonzalez said...

That is a slick looking package. I'm digging the type.

One thing that I hate now that I'm sort of caught up with my Campbell books is all this waiting between the next project.

It was much more fun 8 or so years ago when I was just finding your work and realized I have *so* much to get to. I could grab a new book every week almost.


Oh well. June it is.

2 April 2007 at 09:28:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Stephen said...

Very eager to read this... June seems far away.

Meanwhile, congratulations!

2 April 2007 at 09:43:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks interesting!

2 April 2007 at 15:19:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Richard said...

Good, this will balance out the things I have to do in June that I am not looking forward to.

I got my hands on episode 1-5 of that Life in London radio series that I mentioned in the comments the other day. How should I get them to you? It's about 127 MB, so I could pop a senduit link in here. They're also up on uknova for anyone that's got a membership (that's a bit torrent site but a pretty ethical one: no commercially available stuff, etc.).

2 April 2007 at 17:05:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Kelly Kilmer said...

Looks awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

2 April 2007 at 19:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Jack Ruttan said...


3 April 2007 at 06:00:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll start nagging our bookshops..

3 April 2007 at 07:17:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Sean Michael Wilson said...

Omedeto!, as they say here in Japan (congratulations). I will get a copy, and read with keen interest.

As for what you/John said about new books and mistakes: having listened to other complaining and now that Ive had four of my own books published, it appears to be a universal law that there is ALWAYS some kind of printing error.

I wonder if some little printing monster causes them on purpose? Must be like the urban legend of some old lady deliberately pin-pricking the end of every tenth condom.

What then, Eddie, out of all the books of yours so far is the one edging nearest to printing perfection?


3 April 2007 at 09:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger James Robert Smith said...



3 April 2007 at 17:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

tried to get the talbot book in this weeks shipment but they sold out on the day. keeping me one next week/ more then

'Orphans' was put in by the cover designer as a 'placeholder', then hotly debated and finelly retained.

Don't talk to me about WAITING. the books took three wqeeks to get hee. i was nearly ill by then

I WANT! I didn't know about this 'senduit['. let's give it a go. I'll make contact on your own blog too.

Thanks to all.

4 April 2007 at 21:04:00 GMT-5  

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