Edward Taylor releases new book, “Godzilla Tries To Get Out”

We’re delighted to report that playmaker, writer and artist Edward Taylor has published a new Godzilla book, Godzilla Tries To Get Out, a sequel to the wonderful Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary.


Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary, a 56 page full colour comic book, is a charming, beautifully drawn comics project by Edward Taylor, supported by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, first published digitally by LICAF on Tapas.

The “Diary” emerged from a long series of drawings that Edward created in 2017 and reveals just what Godzilla gets up to underground when he’s in between film projects.

40 drawings from that book were exhibited at the Brewery Art Centre in Kendal, during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in 2019.

Now, after Godzilla was locked down last year, in the all-new Godzilla Tries To Get Out, he’s had enough and wants to get escape! Which is not easy…

Godzilla Tries To Get Out by Edward Taylor

Godzilla Tries To Get Out, available here, offers 70 pages of tribulation in full colour, created and published by Edward Taylor, and has again been published with the support of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

“A lovely evocation of the the last eighteen months,” one reader has already said of the new book,” adding, of Edward’s work, “It’s good to see you’ve spent your time well – an impressive achievement!”

Edward Taylor has spent 38 years touring nationally and internationally with the Whalley Range All Stars, a street theatre company he formed with Sue Auty. Drawing plays an important part in the early stages of every company production.

In the last few years, he’s worked on a variety of comic strip stories as a side-line to the theatre shows, including not only his Godzilla books, but illustrated books such as Glock and Beretta, too.

You can buy Godzilla Tries to Get Out direct from Edward, price £14.50.

Now before all this time travel catches up with you, or reality inexplicably warps around you, head to Edward’s site and buy the book! 

And if you haven’t bought Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary, which is in its second printing, then heck, buy that too!

“I really enjoyed this beautiful, witty, melancholy book. I know nothing about comics, but this is a lovely piece of work,” enthuses one reader of Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary, while another told a clearly delighted Edward, “I really, really loved it, it was profound and beautifully drawn and a bit sad and spoke so much about lockdown in so many clever ways.”

• Buy Godzilla Tries to Get Out direct from Edward here

• Buy Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary from Edward direct here

Here’s a link for to buy Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary via PayPal –

You don’t need a PayPal account to buy the books using the links on Edward’s site – the process is the same as paying for anything online

• Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary by Edward Taylor is also available as a free to read comic on the digital comics platform Tapas

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Godzilla’s Tries to Get Out is © 2021 Edward Taylor | Godzilla’s Lockdown Diary is © 2020 Edward Taylor

This story has been updated after Godzilla’s agent pointed out we were idiots

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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