It’s here! My new book Cree. The official book launch was at Waterstones Durham on Friday 5th October with a mini-launch at Lakes International Comic Art Festival (Kendal) 10am till 5pm on Saturday 13th October in the Page 45 room in the clocktower. There is a limited edition set of 6 postcards to collect for readers who are quick off the mark.
Commissioned by New Writing North and Durham Book Festival, this is the first time this organisation has commissioned graphic work, so it’s a real honour and it’s a beautiful book – colourful, an exercise in asymmetry, a special fold out centre and it’s based on real life stories of Stanley, County Durham. Cree is the result of a two year project with research and development, public participation, events and finally this full colour comic book.
The drawing below is one I made when I visited the Just For Women Centre in Stanley, County Durham, where women meet to support one another and make things for their collective shop. The project began at Durham Book Festival in October 2017 with zine making in a day at the Empty Shop TESST space then continued with a lovely chat between me and Mary Talbot and many lovely chats with the women who care for one another and make amazing stuff for the Just For Women shop on Stanley Front Street. The finished book is published by Mayfly Press, New Writing North’s own imprint.
OK Comics in Leeds, special signed postcard edition.
Gosh Comics, London.
House of Illustration, London.
Waterstones TCR, London
My own online shop, here.
You can also order the book direct from the distributor using the link below: https://inpressbooks.co.uk/products/cree