I had a George Mcfly moment today: my first book arrived. I was happier with it than I ever imagined - and after two years work, that was something of a relief. Jonathan Cape have made it look beautiful - the embossed casing and spine look so great. The quote on the back from Raymond Briggs, whose Ethel and Ernest was a big influence on me first getting into comics, is the best bit though.
YAAAAAAYYY!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy now…….
We have a new demo up as a free download on bandcamp!
We’ll be releasing a brand spanking new EP later in the year, for now, here is a little taster work in progress.
After our show in Scranton two weeks ago, Adam, Pat, and Dennis let Ben and I know that for personal reasons they are unable to do Tigers Jaw right now. This was a surprise for the both of us, but everyone is on good terms, and we respect and support them and their decisions.
A full band…
We are also releasing another book by another fantastic female Author - A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride.
Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing tells the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, who is living with the after-effects of a childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and sensual urges of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator’s head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn’t always comfortable – but it is always a revelation.
“This is a simply brilliant book… emotionally raw and at the same time technically astounding. McBride’s prose is as haunting and moving as music, and the love story at the heart of the novel – between a sister and brother – as true and wrenching as any in literature. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” (Elizabeth McCracken)
However if you can’t wait until June, we have pre-orders up on the site and you will receive a signed copy! You can’t really say fairer than that…
Full pre-order details here.
The publisher I work for ‘Galley Beggar Press’ are offering a special release in celebration of World Women’s day on March 8 2013!
It’s as an eBook and it’s only £1!
See all details and buy it here!
The Book Hive
-Awesome illustration of my place of work! Thank you!
-I’ll say it again, thank you!
It’s been a while but fuck it’s been worth it. New band member, new songs, new recordings, new shows. SUPER PSYCHED.