Monday, 22 January 2018

ShortBox #7(th) heaven

Good day! I'm delighted to announce ShortBox #7 is here! For the first box of 2018, we're publishing 5 brand new comics in  a mouthwatering line-up. As ever, a few salient points to go over for readers new and old before we get to the juicy bits:

  • ShortBox is an independent comics box. It is not a subscription service. There is no signing up. It's simply a (pretty special) box of comics we publish and put together every 3 months. The comics are brand new releases created especially for the box that you won't find anywhere else. You buy  a box, and that's that- there's no further commitment to anything else. 
  • Pre-orders run for a 10-day period. That begins today and ends at midnight on 31st January. This is the only way to get the box.
  • You purchase an order, we put you down for a box. It's a system that lets us know exactly how many boxes to make, without waste. You can pre-order ShortBox #7 right now, right here. We don't remake boxes.  
  • The box will ship in March. Depending on where you live in the world, and also on the mercy of the postal system, your box can take anything from 2 days to 5-6 weeks to get to you. After that period, if you still haven't received it, please get in touch with us via the 'contact' tab at the top of the site, and we'll take things from there. 
  • We ship worldwide!

And now, to the good stuff! ShortBox #7 will contain the following:

'Beneath the Dead Oak Tree' by Emily Carroll, 28pp, full colour. 
'Murder, decadence, cowardice, guilt, and aristocratic foxes in wigs all combine in this gorgeously poignant poem/folksong from Emily Carroll, about the futility and heartbreak one can run into when dealing with vengeance. '

'Wizard and Soft Pig' by Rosie Brand, 100pp, full colour, perfect-bound.
'Roll around in the gentle visual felts of Wizard and Soft Pig, wander aimlessly through the forest, smile at a flower. Lie face down in the mud.'

'Navel Gazing' by Gyimah Gariba, 60pp, full colour, perfect-bound.
" 'A cool evening finds Gyimah Garbia's protagonist in introspective mood. But what happens when being wrapped inside your thoughts finds you quite literally inside yourself...! ' Navel Gazing follows an engaging, reflective journey of self exploration, doppelgangers, and an infuriatingly monosyllabic wise old sage. "

'Cat & Bag' by Viv Schwarz, 56pp, black and white, perfect-bound.
" 'Cat and Bag are constant companions. Cat is an artist who makes picture books and comics, and Bag is, well... there. There to remind Cat of each and every worry, there to undermine Cat's decisions, there to roll-call all the embarrassing things Cat's done at a moment's notice. Can the unlikely duo ever make it work?' Viv Schwarz chronicles her relationship with anxiety disorder in this collection of warm, funny, and moving strips."

'Paradise' by Matthew Pettit, 40pp, risograph printed.
'Having defected from their bandit gang, 'Paradise' follows the journey of two boys, their circumstantial relationship and the inevitable circle of violence and anger that permeates their actions.'

'Colossal Tussle' exclusive A4 print by Alexis Deacon.

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