Knockabout – Graphic Novels Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Knockabout Logo Here’s a look at what Knockabout have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. 
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CBP Knockabout - Wrinkles
Roca, Paco
Admitted to a home for the elderly because he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, for Ernest community life feels like an ordeal. But soon he accepts his new environment and decides to fight to escape from giving in to his awful destiny. For the author, the human community is like a library where books are piled up in mountains populated by yellowing paper of dreams and fantasies. Where a life is covered in wrinkles, and some see the writing of their pages disappear, sheet after sheet, until they become completely blank. Despite this, the most intense emotions survive, preserved as a hidden treasure on a remote island.
Paco Roca is part of the generation of Spanish authors whose work was first published in the ground-breaking magazine El Vibora. Since then he has created many graphic novels including GOG (2000); The Lighthouse (2004), a story set in the Civil War as a backdrop about an escaping soldier, which was awarded best script by the journal Notices of Tenerife, the top comic award in Spain; Wrinkles (2007), among other awards won the Best Album and Best Screenplay at the Barcelona Comic Festival, The National Comic Award and awards for best album at the Festivals of Lucca and Rome; The Grim Game (2008), a personal view of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí ; Cartoonist Winter (2010), depicts the life history of cartoonists in Franco’s Spain and also won an award from Notices of Tenerife.
He also worked as writer and character designer on the animated film adaptation of Wrinkles (La Tête en l’Air), which received the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
CBP Knockabout - In God We Trust
In God we Trust
Five years after the magnificent Pinocchio (Konckabout, 2011), Winshluss returns with the hilarious In God We Trust.
His multi-levelled retelling of The Bible revises the founding myths of the holy book. We are guided through the maze of the Old and New Testament by St. Franky, with a nose like a straw-berry from drinking altar wine and a sceptical atti-tude. With him, we visit the scenes of Scripture and believe it or not, this is not what we thought!
A true spiritual journey, In God We Trust is an absurd epic with a startling range of drawing styles on display. Following the adventures of God, baby Jesus, Mary, plus all the favourites – from original sin, the crossing of the Red Sea, the last judgement, and the greatest religious love affair… including some surprise guest appearances from a muscle-bound Conan and Gotham city’s own protector.
About the author: Winshluss (Vincent Paronnaud) is the successful author of Pinocchio (2011), which won the Fauve d’Or prize in Angouleme (2009). He also works as an award-winning director in France with such films as Persepolis (2007 Cannes Jury Prize) and Chicken with Plums. Absurd and provocative, this rereading of well known biblical characters is a huge lot of fun.
CBP Knockabout - Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
Sam Zabel & the Magic Pen
Horrocks, Dylan
Acclaimed cartoonist Dylan Horrocks returns with a new graphic novel, the first since his perennial classic, 1998’s Hicksville (Drawn & Quarterly).
Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn’t drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for an American comics publisher and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a fantastic journey through imaginary worlds, in his quest for the Magic Pen.
CBP Knockabout - Nemo River of Ghosts
Nemo: River of Ghosts
Moore, Alan & O’Neill, Kevin
Nemo (LoEG)
In a world where all the fictions ever written coalesce into a rich mosaic, it’s 1975. Janni Dakkar, pirate queen of Lincoln Island and head of the fabled Nemo family, is eighty years old and beginning to display a tenuous grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past – or her imagination – she embarks on what may be a final voyage down the vastness of the Amazon, a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old.
With allies and adversaries old and new, we accompany an aging predator on her obsessive trek into the cultural landscape of a strange new continent, from the ruined city of Yu-Atlanchi to the fabulous plateau of Maple White Land. As the dark threads in her narrative are drawn into an inescapable web, Captain Nemo leads her hearse-black Nautilus in a desperate raid on horrors believed dead for decades.
Through the exotic spectacle of an imagined South America, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill steer their fifty-year-long Nemo trilogy to its remarkable conclusion, borne upon a River of Ghosts.