A new graphic telling of the Fab Four’s story – The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays – gets its launch at Write Blend bookshop in South Road, Waterloo in Liverpool on Friday 10th February 2017.
Written by Jason Quinn, drawn by Lalit Kumar Sharma, the book is published by Campfire Graphic Novels of Delhi, India.
Jason will be at Write Blend to sign copies of the book and original Quarryman Len Garry , who performed alongside John Lennon before The Beatles were formed, will also be appearing.
With a little luck, he’ll also be giving attendees a song or two with Merseyside musicians Craig LW and Ben Curtis.
It’s going to be quite a night!
The Beatles are, simply, the world’s most enduring and biggest rock band ever. The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays is the story of their struggle for success. The book’s a wonderful ride of a tale, taking readers through the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, and the boys lives in Liverpool during the 1950s. Then you’re taken on the journey with them to Hamburg as they come of age and through grit, determination and masses of talent became the lads who made the 1960s swing.
While there have been other telling of The Beatles story – most notably, in my book, Angus Allan and Arthur Ranson’s “The Beatles Story” for Look-In – All Our Yesterdays does lovingly capture the early days of the band, and Lalit’s art gives the mop tops a real youthfulness that’s sometimes lacking from other graphic telling of the Fab Four’s story.
The book’s a delight for any Beatle or comic book fan
Jason Quinn is the award winning author of Campfire’s Steve Jobs: Genius by Design and Gandhi: My Life is My Message. He learned to read with Marvel Comics and was devastated when his teacher told him Spider-Man did not exist.
He has worked in publishing for the last twenty years as an editor (he’s currently editing Doctor Who Adventures) and writer, working on everything from Spider-Man to Barbie. He worked as Campfire’s Creative Content Head from 2012 to 2014. His other Campfire titles include Little Alien, Genesis: From Creation to the Flood, The Beautiful Game and many others.
Lalit Kumar Sharma was born in Delhi. An artist by nature, he expresses himself through the medium of comic book art. His career as an artist began at Diamond Comics, and since then he has also worked for Raj Comics and all the leading Indian comic book publishers.
Dark, grim and dynamic drawing has always been his strong point. At Campfire he has used his strong, action-packed drawing styles to illustrate the classics, biographies, and to bring history to life. Lalit lives in his head, and works out of Delhi.
Some of Lalit’s Campfire titles are World War One, World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika, Muhammad Ali and Leonardo Da Vinci.
• The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays Launch with Jason Quinn, Write Blend, South Road, Liverpool – 7.30pm Friday 10th February 2017. Web: www.writeblend.co.uk