UnPearable, a fruity comic from Lydia Wysocki

UnPearable by Lydia Wysocki

UnPearable by Lydia Wysocki


Applied Comics Etc founder Lydia Wysocki, whose report on UnConference 2015 features here on DownTheTubes, kindly sent us her latest fun comic, UNpearABLE.

It’s a quirky and fun thing she’s created in different ways that I’m sure you’ll be able to buy from her at various comic events this year: a book of eight short comics about pears, drawn at  Grainger Market, Newcastle.

“That’s the easy bit,” says Lydia. “UNpearABLE is one book, two ways…”

UnPearable by Lydia Wysocki

UNpearABLE by Lydia Wysocki

“See? One way has comics laser printed on office paper, holepunched string-tied bindings, and a cover scanned and laser printed from a letterpress print. Open edition of however many I want to make (50 so far, maybe more later). Another way has comics laser printed in cartridge paper, hand sewn binding, scored and folded covers, with a hand-printed letter press title. Limited edition of 30 books. Y’all remember letterpress, right?”


UnPearable by Lydia Wysocki


“One way took less time, skill and cheaper materials,” she explains. “Another way took more time, skill, more expensive materials, and print studio hire. It’s not inherently better/worse, it’s just different  That’s all.”

One way to buy UNpearABLE costs £2.50 (one book). Another way costs £10 (both books, because you shouldn’t go forgetting your roots). This includes UK postage (overseas postage is at cost price, minus the UK postage rate so it works out fair).

• Check out Lydia’s web site at https://hellolyd.wordpress.com for details of how to buy direct (there’s more on the project here) or follow her on Twitter @lyd_w

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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