One of our most anticipated books of 2017, is set to be the follow up to 2015’s outstanding Porcelain: Bone China from Improper Books. Set to be released next summer, Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose’s Porcelain: Ivory Tower will pick up the story of Lady 10 years after the events of Bone China and will see Lady become a Mother. But if you can’t wait until next year to see what’s in store, you can check out a fantastic 12 page preview which you can find here.
Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton pool their resources as field archaeologist and Illustration graduate to bring us MULP: Sceptre of the Sun. Think Indiana Jones featuring rodents, with all the thrills, spills and excavation notes you would expect of the pulp genre.
Following the huge critical success of Porcelain: Bone China and Briar, we take a look at Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose’s forgotten masterpiece, the dialogue free Butterfly Gate. But will this piece of ambitious story-telling being able to compete with the rich world building and stunning characterisation that we are used to from Read and Wildgoose?
If you’ve paid attention to the site over the last few weeks then you might have noticed that we were rather fond of Porcelain: Bone China – the new book from Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose at Improper Books. Having regained some semblance of our journalistic impartiality, and packed away the porcelain puns, we caught up with Chris to discuss his amazing work on the steampunk sequel and to [hopefully] find out out more about the possibility of a third installment!
Hot on the footsteps of their feisty fairytale fantasy Briar, Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose have returned to the book that made their name with the new volume of Porcelain: Bone China. After reading our retrospective review of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale, you should be ready to delve into this long awaited sequel, but will this follow up be another work of art or just a cheap imitation?
We take a look at some more great digital indie comics including: 90s cyberpunk inspired web comic Drugs and Wires; Tillie Walden’s haunting and beautiful teenage love story, I Love This Part; Laura Trinder’s nocturnal mail man and his misadventures in The Night Post; and 80s video game inspired lunacy in the form of Satan Ninja 198X.
Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose, the team behind sublime Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale, have taken elements from the classic fairytale of Briar Rose and given it a 21st century update adding in bits of the Hunger Games and Game of Thrones to create a thoroughly modern take on the classic imprisoned princess. But will this post-modern approach make for thorny read?