The official launch will be taking place next Wednesday, 30th of October at the Auckland Central Library, Whare Wananga Room on Level 3 from 6pm with nibbles and refreshments.
From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics is the first major publication dedicated to local comics culture. It features an in-depth overview of the history of comics in New Zealand, from the early pioneering cartoonists to the bestselling graphic novels of today. It features stories from 30 of New Zealand's best cartoonists and a look into the influence of comics on our culture, with exclusive interviews with artist Dick Frizzell, film-maker Vincent Ward and more!
Published by Random House NZ, it clocks in at a substantial 448 pages, with an RRP of $59.99! There will be exclusive copies available on the night (cash and eftpos available).
I'll be joined by Dylan Horrocks for an behind the scenes panel starting at 6.30pm in which we'll discuss the origins of the book, and take a retrospective look at New Zealand comics through the decades.
The panel will be followed at 7.20pm with a signing by myself and some of the attending featured artists.
There will be an After Party following the event at Brooklyn Bar, 332 Queen St, from 8pm (just across from the Library).
The event is free, but booking is recommended - you can RSVP at the Central Library by ph: 3770209 or by emailing: email@example.com. Or you can join the Facebook event page HERE.
If you can't make it on the night, the book will be available at bookstores everywhere from Friday 1st of November, and can also be pre-ordered online from Mighty Ape HERE.
I'll also be doing a bit of a signing tour in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out here for more details!