On sale soon is The Cereal Killer Café Cookbook written by the founders of the London-based Cereal Killer Cafe, by Gary Keery and Alan Keery, featuring art by Jamie Smart.
The cafe – which has operations in Camden and Brick Lane – has divided opinion and its Brick Lane business was even the focus for physical attack from anti-gentrification protestors in recent months (local businesses and the community rallied in their defence in response). The Keery Twins are clearly determined to make cereal eating fun (the pair outline their vision here, revealing they’ve had marriage proposals and death threats alike since they opened), and from the look of this book, their mission has continued into print, although some of those who’ve tried the recipes aren’t too impressed (warning: rude words) .
The 128-page book, published by Ebury, offers “inventive cereal recipes, great cereal stories, nostalgia, party facts, games and humour”.
Learn the important rules of cereal eating – slurp all you want, make sure you choose a deep bowl to avoid spillage on the way to the sofa – and get creative with recipes using all your breakfast favourites, like Cocoa Pop Brownies, Corn Flake Chicken and Sausage-stuffed Shredded Wheat and No-bake Crunchy Nut Cluster Cake.
Resplendent with 1980’s and early 90’s pop culture references, photos and comic-strip illustrations, The Cereal Killer Café Cookbook will remind you of happy days when cereal boxes came with toys inside and free games came on the back of the box.
It all sounds like a lot of silly fun to me and definitely doesn’t take itself seriously.
• The Cereal Killer Cafe Cookbook is available to pre order now on Amazon (released 22nd October)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.