Jamie Smart’s latest book, Bunny Vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem, is out this week in all good bookshops – and Waterstones has special signed copies in offer, limited to three thousand copies.
Yes, that’s right, as publisher David Fickling Books revealed on social media, Jamie himself signed an astonishing 3000 copies of the new book in one epic autograph marathon for the bookshop chain, copies available here online.
We hope he had a bag of frozen peas handy after that! The book is on sale from 6th October 2022.
When a Monkey is sent into space but crash lands in the nearby woods, he thinks he has discovered a brave new world. What he has actually discovered is a group of misfit animals, many of whom aren’t that keen on Monkey’s plans for becoming their new ruler. It’s down to Bunny, and his simple and silly friends, to put halt to Monkey’s maniacal schemes!
Monkey, however, isn’t alone. He teams up with his own friends, including Skunky, an evil genius creating huge, monstrous inventions. As the animals go to war, it’s good vs evil, nature vs science, and these quiet woods are about to get considerably noisier.
“Bunny Vs Monkey” has run in The Phoenix comic pretty much every week since 2012, building up over hundreds strips in that time.
In Bunny Vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem, the sixth book in this terrific series, genius inventor Skunky has just designed a brand-new creation… a robot called Metal Eve! She needs to learn everything there is to know about life, so it’s probably not the best idea that she’s surrounded by Bunny, Monkey, Weenie, Pig and the gang.
Of course, the only thing she’s going to learn from them is that life in the Woods is very, very silly indeed! Laughs will be aplenty in the hit comic book sensation!
• Bunny Vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem, by Jamie Smart, published by David Fickling Books | ISBN: 9781788451635 | Signed hardcover edition available from Waterstones here
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.