(Updated 27th February): London’s Orbital Comics is currently hosting an exhibition of work by US artist Liz Prince, which runs until 9th March 2014.
The exhibition coincides with the release of her latest book from Topshelf, Alone Forever: The Singles Collection and, in addition to copies of the book (which is great fun), Orbital have limited edition prints of some of the art from the exhibition for sale, which can be bought in store or via their web site, at £7 per print.
Liz’s first book, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? was released by Top Shelf in 2005 and was nominated for several awards, and received the Ignatz for Outstanding Debut in 2005. It has since been published in both French and Spanish.
Released by Top Shelf earlier this month, Alone Forever is a new comic about being single. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards.
Drawn in Liz Prince’s ultra-charming style, filled with self-deprecation and cats, there’s something for everyone to relate to in this celebration of self-reliance in the age of OkCupid.
It’s the perfect gift for any friend! … If you want that friend to immediately respond, “Wait, what are you saying?!”
Orbital are the only store to be offering a limited edition, 200-run only bookplate edition of Alone Forever: The Singles Collection. Coinciding with the release of the book, we will also host an exhibition with art both from the book and her other works. “I will not be in attendance at the show,” says Liz, “because it is in London and I’m comic artist, not a billionaire, but please go see it if you’re one of my readers over the pond.”
• Orbital Comics Events Page: www.orbitalcomics.com/events
• Liz Prince Official Site: http://lizprincepower.com
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.