Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mike Carey Signing at Forbidden Planet (London)

Worth checking out if you’re in London on the 26th of November....

From the press release,


MIKE CAREY SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET

Friday 26th November 5:30 – 6:30pm

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Mike Carey. He will be signing The Unwritten Vol 2 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Friday 26th November 5:30 – 6:30pm

Tom Taylor's father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem: Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom's real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart. When a scandal reveals that he might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious group. Now, to protect his own life and discover the truth, Tom will travel the world, visiting places where fiction has shaped reality. In this volume, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in southern France and falls into the orbit of another of his stories, ‘The Song of Roland’. Unfortunately, it's a story that ends with a massacre...

Mike Carey’s work in has encompassed everything from a biographical comic of Ozzy Osbourne to the astounding and Eisner Award-nominated Lucifer. The list of credits and titles to his name is as sparkling as it is long – and the publication of his Felix Castor series of novels have proved that he can move format without losing his insight, skill or passion. Mike has a first-class degree in English from Oxford and pre-dated his illustrious comics career with 15 years as a teacher.

I absolutely love Carey’s ‘Felix Castor’ books but have yet to give his comics/graphic novels a real go (my current total equals one ‘Hellblazer’ graphic novel so far...) Has anyone here read ‘The Unwritten’? Is it a good place to get started or do you think that there is something better that I should go for first...?

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Hey Graeme, I read the first Unwritten trade a while back, and wasn't a huge fan, but I find I'm totally in the minority. Most people I've talked to really enjoy it. If you are interested, you're welcome to check out my review here:

http://bhymns.blogspot.com/2010/04/review-unwritten-tommy-taylor-and-bogus.html

or here:

http://www.sffworld.com/crevoff/29.html

Cheers!

Stephen said...

Hello,

I've read the Unwritten and I really enjoyed reading it. It's very different to his Lucifer stuff, and X-Men stuff for that matter. Like you, I'm a big fan of his Castor novels, so can't wait to read the next one, whenever it comes out.