The Japanese Village! New Shiny Book! At Thought Bubble!

This book has been in the works for a while! Now it’s very nearly here and will be having it’s debut at the Thought Bubble con in Leeds this weekend. It’s a big fat fully colour volume featuring several interlocking stories written by Gwen Kortsen and illustrated mostly by Angela Wraight, but with stories also drawn by myself and Polina Bakh. Eric Wong deftly handles the colouring duties he shares with Angela.

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In 1885 A Japanese Village exhibition was installed in Humphrey’s Hall, Knightsbridge. About 100 men and women brought over from Japan lived and worked there, demonstrating the customs and crafts of Japan to British visitors.

‘The Japanese Village’ is a series of short comics telling stories that probably didn’t happen there – but could have. The book’s stories feature forbidden love, ghosts, tall tales and revenge.

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We will be in the New Dock Hall, table no 79, on the central aisle, right near the entrance!



You can also pick up Alidade! This is Alidade’s first visit to Leeds too. Alidade is a comic made in 48 hours from scratch to print-ready by a dedicated group of comics makers, locked together in a lovely house in Morden, South London. Featuring art and writing interchangeably by Richy K. Chandler, Francesca Dare, Mike Medaglia, Tim Hassan, and me, Karen Rubins, and following the journeys of a group of adventurers as they go on quests for the mysterious Alidade.

There are also collectable Alidade badges! Visit everyone’s table and pick up the first four badges and you get an Alidade badge for free.

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I’ll leave you with some sneaky peaks of the comic!

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