Saturday, 26 May 2012

Aardvarks Over UK

Tour Poster: Aardvarks Over UK Tour '93
Poster available from Page 45


STEPHEN L. HOLLAND (co-founder, Page 45):
(from Cerebus Campaign '93, Cerebus #174, September 1993)
This September, Dave Sim and Gerhard are going to be embarking on a whirlwind tour of the UK, a punishing fortnight's schedule taking them all the way from Salisbury to Aberdeen via London and The Midlands. This tour is being co-ordinated by Mark Simpson and myself... basically because we volunteered. Like  many of yourselves we too were wary and weary of the way this industry seemed to be regressing - we were growing tired of gimmicks, price-hikes, crossovers and the narrow, often harmful publicity going out to an already disinformed public through over -exaggerated four-colour deaths and the rise of the amateur speculator. Unlike others, however, we were sick of being tired of it, and decided to do something about it. When Dave Sim announced his first trip to the UK in 7 years, we were determined to use this opportunity, not just to promote one of the sharpest comics this medium has ever witnessed, but the true diversity that this unique and eclectic artform has to offer. For just as there are films, music and books for everyone, so there are comics for everyone.

As well as the above poster, why not complete your Cerebus collection with copies of Cerebus Number Zero (reprinting Cerebus #51, 112/113, 137 and 138 not included in the regular Cerebus 'phone books') and the Cerebus World Tour Book 1995 (reprinting all the Swords Of Cerebus back-up collaborations with Marshall Rogers, Joe Rubinstein, Gene Day, Barry Windsor-Smith and Gerhard, and a new jam story with Chester Brown), both of which are available from Page 45 - one of the UK's finest comic stores - during their gargantuan online sale, with a 25% discount on over 2,000 items. Sale must end 5pm, Thursday 31 May 2012!

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