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P.S., guys, we’ve just reached 30 000 followers on here. So here’s a big thank you to everyone for following us and sticking with us.

YAY, GRAPHIC NOVELS!!! (And graphic novels and illustration etc etc.)

P.P.S. We’re always interested in hearing what you’d like to see more of on this blog, so drop us a message if you think we should be doing something we aren’t.

Here’s your chance to bully one of our illustrators… hurr hurr.

Here’s your chance to bully one of our illustrators… hurr hurr.

Q&A: Fumio Obata

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We’re reviving our Q&A series with this one from Fumio Obata, author of Just So Happens. Fumio Obata is a comic book author whose work and inspiration come from cultural differences and social issues in his surroundings.

If you’re in, or within easy reach of, London make sure you come down to the Just So Happens launch party at Gosh! tomorrow. More details here.

1. What was the first comic you wrote?
11 robots fighting for peace on earth. I was 10.

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Come join us at Gosh! Comics this Friday to celerate the launch of Fumio Obata’s beautiful new graphic novel, Just So Happens.
More on the book:
Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident.
Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death – and confronting a decision she hadn’t expected to have to make.
Just So Happens is a graphic novel by a young artist and storyteller of rare talent. Fumio Obata’s drawing, in particular, is marvellous in its power and delicacy.

Come join us at Gosh! Comics this Friday to celerate the launch of Fumio Obata’s beautiful new graphic novel, Just So Happens.

More on the book:

Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident.

Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death – and confronting a decision she hadn’t expected to have to make.

Just So Happens is a graphic novel by a young artist and storyteller of rare talent. Fumio Obata’s drawing, in particular, is marvellous in its power and delicacy.

“This is incredible. It is fantastic. He is showing you far more than a film or photographs could. It’s just drawing – it’s a superb example of what art can do.”

— David Hockney praises ‘The Great War' by Joe Sacco

Look what’s just in! Blogger’s DM if you would like a review copy. #comics #books

I want to read the Hello! article on the Higgs Boson now.

I want to read the Hello! article on the Higgs Boson now.

Gather round, peeps. Today is publication day for Bastien Vives’ Polina. 
If you don’t know already know about it (shame on you), here’s the blurb:



As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world.

Gather round, peeps. Today is publication day for Bastien Vives’ Polina.

If you don’t know already know about it (shame on you), here’s the blurb:

As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world.

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