‘Completely demented … Montague Terrace functions both as a time machine and as a repository of dreams/nightmares’, The Observer/ The Guardian
Montague Terrace is the new graphic novel from British comics herberts, Warren and Gary Pleece, published by Jonathan Cape on the 4th April 2013, today! Recently highlighted as graphic novel of the month by The Observer, you can now order the book online via Jonathan Cape or through Amazon, or even better buy it personally through one of the many excellent comic shops and book shops throughout the nation. Today, April 4th, we’ll be signing and scrawling on copies at Dave’s Comics, Brighton from 6-8 p.m. and then at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenue, London on Friday the 12th of April, 6-7 p.m. You can also get signed copies from Gosh in London from the 12th onwards.
Here’s the bumph…
Behind the curtains of the crumbling ‘30s building, Paul Gregory, self-exiled former pop crooner, tries unsuccessfully to blot out memories of a third-rate career and a long buried secret with a bottle of JD permanently to hand. Elderly, unassuming Beatrice Greene enlists her former SOE skills against over-zealous council officials bent on turfing her out into a faceless home. Marvo the Magic Bunny steers his nervous compatriot, The Mystical Martin, through a series of disturbing kids’ parties, and part-time megalomaniac The Puppeteer finds that the ‘everyday’ just keeps getting in the way of world domination.
Add to this land-locked sailors, haunted children, hounded inventors and one-shot writers and it’s just another day in Montague Terrace…
And some recent press links:
Paul Gravett’s piece in this April’s Art Review
Viva magazine (online PDF article)