Thought Bubble is under a month away! So we’d best get prepared, eh? For the next month I’ll be counting down as many of the comics at the convention as possible – starting with a new one from Improper Books, ‘Night Post’.
Improper Books are perhaps best known for ‘Porcelain’, the first part of a trilogy of fairytales following a girl as she grows up to become a woman. They’ve also put out a fair few books across the year, including ‘Knight and Dragon’ at T’Bubs 2013. They seem to spend a lot of time on their books, getting them up to scratch, before putting them out – there’s a high standard of work on display in their titles.
Night Post is by Benjamin Reed and Laura Trinder, an all-ages title which follows a ghoulish postal service which comes into operation after midnight and delivers letters to witches, monsters, demons and devils. Following that idea of high craftmanship which I associate the publisher with, this book is completely wordless – the story is to be told by Trinder’s artwork alone.
Is that artwork good, then, is the question. Well:
Should answer the question for you, I think! This looks wonderful, to me. A little bit of ‘The Jolly Postman’ wrapped up in charm and some delightful sequencing from Trinder. I’m a big fan of both getting post and seeing flying broomsticks, so this is one I’ll be picking up at the festival, myself.