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Friday, 7 September 2012

Signing! Warren Pleece and Gary Pleece

In just a few days time we'll be hosting a signing event for the launch of The Great Unwashed (Escape Books), an anthology of indie material produced by brothers Warren Pleece and Gary Pleece for publications such as Crisis, Revolver and Escape over the last 25 years. On Saturday 15th September between 1:00pm & 3:00pm, Warren and Gary Pleece will be in the shop signing copies of the book.

Here's a review of the book as published in TheWord magazine:

'Emerging from a revitalised small-press UK comics scene 25 years ago, their doleful, monochrome strips found in magazines like CrisisA1 and Escape (now a book publishing imprint), Brighton-based Gary and Warren Pleece chimed with the Oxfam-tailored, fanzines-in-Tesco-bags, C86 Indie culture. The Great Unwashed collects early, parochially low-key triumphs from under their 80s, Enterprise Allowance Scheme-funded Velocity umbrella with fighting-fit new collaborations. Warren’s fluid, minimalist inkmanship and geometric panelling give life to Gary’s understated, arch scripts (“several frames of inconsequentiality pass”), absorbing pop culture like a dual sponge with titles like Native New Yorkers, the wordless Dead SoulsBertrand de Plastique and family saga The Higsons. Mixing seafront sleaze, the American nightmare and post-modern voyages into period drama, this one-stop shop is a joy, inducing dewy-eyed nostalgia in the grown-up comix fan who still pines for Los Bros Hernandez. With Warren now very much overground, it’s pleasing he and Gary have not “done a Gallaghers”.'

See here for Warren Pleece's website.

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