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Posted - 11/23/2016 :  12:31:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

In PREVIEWS: Book on Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison’s BRITISH INVASION

Sequart Organization is proud to announce that the book The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer (by Greg Carpenter) is in the current issue of Previews, code NOV162090.

Moore. Gaiman. Morrison.

They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice – one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.

Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of comics’ British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story is arguably the most important one of the modern comics era.

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer runs 492 pages, features an interview with the legendary Karen Berger (who spearheaded the British Invasion at DC Comics), and sports a fun “Meet the Beatles!”-esque cover by Kevin Colden.

Praise for The British Invasion: “So weird to be reading about events one was in the orbit of (and, at times, very close orbit) as they were happening. I can honestly say Greg’s not only done his homework, he’s synthesized it all into a concise, involving, flowing read that’s so true to the experience of those years (1982+) that I’m getting sensory flashbacks at times (sound, smell, taste even) reading this. Greg’s done a magnificent job with this book, making sense of the events, the creative works, the times, and a bit of the business dealings that made it all possible (and, at times, impossible). This book is that good, and that essential. Highly recommended. Kudos to the author and publisher.”

–Stephen R. Bissette (Artist Saga of the Swamp Thing; Creator, Tyrant)

“Carpenter explores, in depth, the key figures in the greatest revolution in the history of comics — essential for the scholar and a joy for the fan!”

–Leslie S. Klinger (Editor, Annotated Sandman)

Important Note: Please don’t assume that your comics retailer will order any copies of the book. You should make it a point to tell him / her that you want one ordered. Once again, the book’s Previews code is NOV162090.

About the publisher: Sequart Organization is devoted to the study of popular culture and the promotion of comic books as a legitimate art form. Sequart has released twenty-five books, seven documentaries, and thousands of online articles. Its documentaries include Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, and its books include Grant Morrison: The Early Years.

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