sorry we've been a bit quiet this week ,stock take torture!
But now we are all back and...
We are very pleased to EXCLAIM! that the lovely William Goldsmith will be signing with us on Saturday April 9th 1-3 pm (just like it says a few inches above this second declaration.)
Vignettes Of Ystov is Williams first graphic novel and our friends at Jonathan Cape have sprinkled a little extra discount dust that we simply have to share!
Recommended retail price £15 (and worth it) Saturday 9th April (a hat trick of a date reminder!) £11.25!
So what's it all about then?
Vignettes of Ystov is a poetic and poignant new graphic novel: where the washed-out and lonely urban landscape of the fictional city of Ystov provides the setting for a series of remarkable stories.
Welcome to Ystov – a bleak but whimsical city. We invite you to zoom in and out, through panoramas of industry and market squares, to witness the varied lives of its curious inhabitants – lives of absurdities, restraints and small triumphs.
Meet the poet Eugene Tusk, stumbling upon the old haunts of the Strombold Collective, his defunct poetry society. Or the property agent Yosef Kavar – clearing the apartment of a recently deceased janitor, and discovering a home-made museum, dedicated to a lifetime’s collection of dustpan detritus. What of this pair of scientists – fed up with astrophysics and out to disprove coincidences as a phenomenon? And here are two men meeting to discuss the fate of an old schoolfriend, piecing together their memories of him, searching for clues that might have led to his sudden arrest for ‘nose-crimes’.
Vignettes of Ystov is a series of miniature masterpieces. Beautifully drawn, and written with a Chekhovian clarity and concision, it marks the arrival of one of the most inventive new talents in comics.William may even do you a sketch if you bring cake.
Your a difficult one, still not convinced because he's the new boy on the sequential scene?
How about this from the Guardian then!
Now your back look at this wonderful animation designed by William and animated by Joseph Mann!
And in William's words
"The Chimney Sweep is a children's animation I worked on with Joseph Mann. The story depicts a young boy befriending a chimney sweep on the day he is moving house, and is set on the rooftops of Edinburgh. My work on the animation was to write the story, create characters, sketch ideas out for a set, and draft out a detailed storyboard. This was translated by Joseph into three-dimensional models, which he then brought to life using stop-motion animation. Soundtrack by Jonathon Smith."