The Typocrat shop is open for business! Mosey on over to our new handy online mall where you can buy all our fine titles and more. In the coming months we'll be adding DVDs and prints for your purchasing pleasure, but for now check out the amazing Killoffer doll, handmade by Laetitia Zucharelli, which will be sure to make you the envy of your peers and the object of constant attention from the opposite sex.
Typocrat will be sharing a stall with Cabanon Press this Sunday July 30 at the Publish and be Damned festival in East London. Admission is free and if previous years are anything to go by it should be a lot of fun, with enough book art, zine weirdness and small press goodness to make your eyes bleed.
Nadia Katz-Wise has been interviewed by Last Hours magazine, London's finest compendium of all things punk and DIY. Issue 13 is a special comics issue and also features interviews with Seth Tobocman, Jeffrey Brown, Gogol Bordello, Hackney's Pogo Cafe and everybody's favourite anarchist rockers, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb.
Our friends at The Drama have recently started carrying Typocrat books at their store! Check out their most recent issue for interviews with Elvis Studio and Julie Doucet and comics by Tom Gauld, Zak Sally, Nicolas Robel, Paperrad, Ron Rege Jr, Marc Bell, Vanessa Davis, David Heatley, Mark Burrier, and more!! (not to mention a great review of 676 Apparitions of Killoffer)
Typocrat will be at the London Zine Symposium this Saturday 22nd April. The address is 21 Russell Square and the festival is 12-6pm and FREE! Joining us will be Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor, Mark Pawson of Disinfotainment, Matilda Tristram of Afoot Books and Ellen Lindner of South London (not a publisher, a place). The only zines displayed at our table will probably come from Disinfotainment... but we will have comics and journals!
Swiss Post has launched a series of stamps by artists from four different countries and Killoffer has been chosen to represent France. See the stamps and read Killoffer's thoughts on Switzerland here.
Typocrat nomination for the 2006 Eisner Awards! 676 Apparitions of Killoffer has been nominated for the catagory of "Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material".
676 Apparitions of Killoffer has made The Comics Reporter's Top 50 Comics for the Year 2005 list at #17. Killoffer's book also made many other Best of 2005 lists such as The Comics Journal, MadInkBeard, The Savage Critic(s), and more.
The results of the Comic Blogger's Poll have been published. Dozens of the internet's finest voted for their books and artists of 2005, and both Typocrat titles to date did well: Frankenstein Now and Forever came in at #10 in the best original graphic novel category, and 676 Apparitions of Killoffer managed to make #13 despite shipping near when voting ended.
Typocrat Press will be at Angoulême 2006. For any anglophones attending, you can buy our books at the Littératures Pirates Librairie,
20, rue de la Cloche Verte. You'll recognise it by the big Richard McGuire painting outside.
Enter a competition to win one of three copies of 676 Apparitions of Killoffer over at Bookmunch, the online book review site.
An extended version of Deborah Lucas' recent interview with Killoffer is now available on the site.
Typocrat books included in the Kiosk exhibition at the ICA. Kiosk, organised and compiled by Christoph Keller (founder of Revolver), is a travelling archive of independent publishing projects within the field of contemporary art. The Kiosk display was created by Turner Prize nominee Liam Gillick. Exhibition runs December 17 - January 15. While you're there, why don't you pick up a copy of 676 Apparitions of Killoffer at the ICA Bookshop?
An interview with Nadia Katz-Wise of Typocrat is up at Publishers Weekly, who also recently gave 676 Apparitions a starred review in
their November 14 issue.
676 Apparitions of Killoffer is discussed and commended as one of "Three of the best" in this article from The Guardian on the bookstore success of graphic novels.
Limited amount of signed 676 Apparitions are available to purchase from Gosh! Comics at 39 Great Russell St,
London, WC1B 3NZ.
Killoffer will be speaking at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London on the 26th October 2005. Also on the panel will be Junko Mizuno, Matt Madden, Jessica Abel and Igort. Tickets £8, or £7 concession. Pre-release copies of his upcoming 676 Apparitions of Killoffer will then be available to purchase exclusively from the ICA Bookshop.
676 Apparitions of Killoffer will debut at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland this September. Also sharing the Typocrat table will be Ellen Lindner and Mardou.
Typocrat Press will be sharing a table with Strange Attractor at the Publish and be Damned Fair 2005. Sunday 31st July, 2-7 pm at the Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA. Just off Clerkenwell Green. Closest underground station Farringdon. Come celebrate underground press and unpopular culture!
Website updates and additions. Books page: 676 Apparitions of Killoffer, Killoffer bio and bibliography and reviews of French L'Association edition. Also updated: buy page.
New photo galleries from Fumetto, Geneva and the UK Mini-Comics Thing have been posted on the misc page. Also, Gavin MacDonald conducts an interview with David Shrigley. Coming soon: Mega-Lecture by Bart Beaty.
Nadia will be attending Fumetto Comix-Festival in Luzern, Switzerland at the end of April. Alex Baladi has been invited to bring along his Fabrique de Fanzine.
Interview with Nadia Katz-Wise is currently up on Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter website. Also in the piece, some exclusive pages from the Baladi and Killoffer titles.
A launch party for Frankenstein Now and Forever will be held in London at the Horse Hospital on Thusday March 31st at 7.30. All welcome, flyer here.
This fall we'll be putting out Killoffer's 676 Apparitions de Killoffer, originally published in French by L'Association in 2002 and nominated as best graphic novel of the year at Angoulême in 2003. More news to follow on the books page.
Sunday 27th February: A.A.A.B.A.M. (Artists' Association of Autonomous Book Art & Magazines) will be presenting an under-the-coat performance of publications including Frankenstein Now and Forever at the opening of Shop Show at the Upstairs Gallery, 29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1 (above The Green Pub). Artists/Publishers include Book Works, Mark Pawson, Strange Attractor, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk and lots more. Runs 4pm to 8pm.
The links page has been updated. We've posted links to our favourite artists, publishers, comics journalism websites and more.
Typocrat Press will be in France this January attending Angoulême's international comics festival. Come visit us and get an early copy of Frankenstein. Review copies will be available for press so get in touch!
Alex Baladi's Frankenstein Now and Forever is in Diamond's January 2005 Previews catalogue and will ship to stores this March. If you want a copy then preorder it from your local comic book store! We'll soon post a list of independent comics friendly retailers around the world. Check the 'links' page soon for an update.
A launch party for Frankenstein Now and Forever will be held in March at the Horse Hospital in London – check back later for more details. Expect beer, monster movies and no horses. Sign up to the mailing list for advance notice.
Typocrat will be publishing an anthology of European artists. More details to follow...