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Escape Books Launches The Great Unwashed!

Posted: September 11, 2012

Escape is back! That’s right, Escape Books, the publishing company I co-founded with Peter Stanbury which revolutionised British comics in the Eighties, is back in business. We’re about to launch the first in our new line of quality graphic novels, namely The Great Unwashed by Warren Pleece and Gary Pleece. Step up, step up, for their bleakly hilarious end-of-the-pier cabaret of dreamers and lost souls, spanning eras and locales from Brighton and back again!

As Brighton-based creators, the Pleece Brothers naturally incorporate plenty of local colour into their comics, so their first signing, and the first place to purchase a limited supply of this gorgeous 256-page hardback book, will be at Dave’s Comics in Brighton on Saturday September 15th, from 1pm to 3pm. Don’t miss this chance to be among the first people anywhere to own this gem, hailed by Warren Ellis himself as “vividly brilliant, some of the best works of indie-comics Britain.”

If you can’t pick up your copy there, Warren will be travelling with me to N.I.C.E., the Northants International Comics Expo on Saturday September 22nd to sign copies on the Escape Books stand at this new festival in Alan Moore’s hometown of Northampton. Warren and Gary will also be joining the book’s London launch party on Wednesday September 26th at the suitably sleazy, red-velvety Phoenix Artist Club on Charing Cross Road from 6-9pm, coinciding with the monthly Comica Social Club.

Most of all, we want to get this wonderful book to you directly by building up a community of graphic novel readers and connoisseurs worldwide, who come to Escape Books for the finest in comics. This is a new model of publishing, so The Great Unwashed is primarily available for online purchase from the totally revamped Escape Books website launching on September 15th. Pay a visit, see previews, samples and all sorts of Escape Extras, and order your copies without delay.


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