I'll be going to Thought Bubble Comic Festival this Friday (14th November 2014). Sharing a table with Julia Scheele and selling my comics over the weekend. I'll have a few copies of Ellipsis, Solipsistic Pop 4, and even some old Solipsistic Pops that I discovered at the bottom of a box after moving house. But the main thing I'll be bringing is a collection of my In the Frame comic. Here's the cover and a press release about it:
Discover the origins of the creatures known only as the Some Say, the terrifying capabilities of the DeHobo 5000, how a zombie handles the Department for Work and Pensions, and what unwanted punctuation does with its free time.
Welcome to In the Frame.
Starting in late 2012, halfway through the coalition Government’s term of office, Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic has been bringing a refreshing new form of political cartooning to the New Statesman.
This book collects every In the Frame comic from the past two years in 90 full colour pages. With an introduction by Dan Hancox.
In the Frame has been nominated for an award by the Society of Illustrators, and was recently shortlisted in the Best Comic category for the British Comic Awards. The winner will be announced on November 15 2014.
"Taken together, these comics provide a gourmet banquet of the scathing cynicism that a glib, dunderheaded 24-hour news culture deserves, with its twitter storms, its dead air, its mythical public, its phoney balance and its factory-farmed politicians – but in spite of everything, Tom never lets snark or sheer exasperation win the day, and reporting from the front line of austerity Britain, the voices of ordinary people fighting cuts to libraries and demanding tax justice sing out from the panels." - Dan Hancox, from his introduction.
"The first thing to say about Tom Humberstone’s collection is that is is really funny, inventive and silly. Add to that his incisive and righteous take on contemporary politics and it becomes an essential primer, a brilliant record of the last two years. Then on top of it all is his sumptuous graphic style. He’s a triple threat. This is a fantastic body of work." - Josie Long.
RELEASE DATE 17/11/14.
Pre-order available 10/11/14 from http://tomhumberstonestore.bigcartel.com/product/in-the-frame-2012-2014. Books will be shipped on 17/11/14.
The book will also be available at the Thought Bubble Comic Festival on 14/11/14 for a special convention price of £10.
Julia will be bringing Double Dare Ya - a Riot Grrrl zine she's been working on since the summer that looks gorgeous and has an absolute tonne of amazing talent in there. It has a couple of new illustrations of mine in there too. I illustrated Hanin Elias for Steven Walsh's Hot Topic card set and I illustrated a lovely article by Leigh Alexander. Double Dare Ya is the the first of what I hope is many publications from Julia's new zine imprint One Beat which she co-founded with Sarah Broadhurst.
We'll be at Table 144. Next to the fantastic Breakdown Press and Avery Hill Publishing. Both of whom are worth your hard earned. I'll also have a small collection of Koyama Press comics which I carried back from a recent trip to Toronto. International shipping is a killer these days so us small publishers have to help each other out! These are hard comics to get hold of in the UK so get over to our table early to pick them up!
So that's Breakdown Press, One Beat, Solipsistic Pop, Koyama Press, and Avery Hill across 3 neighbouring tables. If you're coming to Thought Bubble - you're in for a treat!
And of course, if you're not, you can pre-order the In the Frame book here.