Preorders open for “David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby”

David Wright's Carol Day: Jack Slingsby - Full Cover

Specialist publisher Slingsby Bros, Ink! has opened preorders for David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby, solely through The Book Palace, based in the UK.

Edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey and Guy Mills, Jack Slingsby is a companion volume to the first, huge Carol Day book, Lance Hallam, released earlier this year.

Carol Day is a fashion model, elegant and sophisticated in a world of intrigue, vividly brought to life as a much-acclaimed, highly-regarded newspaper strip with well-constructed and engaging storylines by Raymond Little and superbly detailed and atmospheric artwork by David Wright.

Jack Slingsby reprints the eponymous story from the original art in the original size: 115 strips which ran from Tuesday 23rd June 1964 – Tuesday 3rd November 1964, along with an extensive critical essay by Chris Killackey. This collection features a cover illustration by Brian Bolland, and a smashing-looking frontispiece by David Roach.

David Wright's Carol Day: Jack Slingsby - Cover by Brian Bolland
David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby – Cover by Brian Bolland
David Wright's Carol Day: Jack Slingsby - Back Cover
David Wright's Carol Day: Jack Slingsby - Frontispiece by David Roach
Frontispiece by David Roach

The strip is reprinted the complete story from the original art, in the full size of the originals, a large 17 x 5.25 inches.

“Our goal is to give readers an experience as close as possible to viewing the original art,” say the dedicated team involved in this archive project, “and to provide a definitive presentation, as Wright and his art deserve, of one of David Wright’s very best stories.”

This giant size, Deluxe Strictly Limited Edition is available on Pre-Order only priced at £249. This book will not be offered once pre-paid orders have been fulfilled. The Book Palace, who are the sole distributor, will take pre-orders until 15th November 15, 2023 at which time the publisher will set the print run, limited to pre-orders, plus a small number of copies for ourselves.

• David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby (Limited Edition), due for release Spring 2024 is available to preorder here

The book will only be offered through The Book Palace and will not be offered through the Slingsby Bros eBay store 

• Check out the Carol Day web site at

David Wright's Carol Day: Jack Slingsby - Endpapers
David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby – Endpapers

David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby
By David Wright
Cover illustration by Brian Bolland; frontispiece by David Roach
Edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey and Guy Mills
“Jack Slingsby: A Sequential Art Masterpiece” by Chris Killackey
Publisher: Slingsby Bros Ink!, due Spring 2024
Number of pages: 125
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 19″ x 14″ (489mm x 362mm)
Limited to pre-ordered copies only | Printed on acid-free paper | Quarterbound with a cloth spine | Coloured headbands with ribbon marker | Hot foil stamping on the spine

This Title is only available on a Pre-order basis until 15th November 2023 and no more orders will be taken after this date.

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4 replies

  1. Thanks for showing this – not sure if I’ll be able to get this amount of money together for Nov15 but the first volume that is still for sale I’ll definitely be looking at soon 🙂

    • Great that these strips are being made available again but a pity the price puts it out of the reach of most of us.

      • Yes, they certainly aren’t cheap, but my goodness, the first collection is extraordinary, in terms of production values and quality, in my opinion. The physical size of these books alone means print costs will be high, speaking from experience, and I can’t imagine the print runs are huge, either, which of course makes the physical unit cost of a book expensive – and that’s even before you add in the editorial cost of scanning the original art and clean up, etc. But the amount of work that has gone into these collections is obvious.


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