My debut full-length graphic novel is available for pre-order now!
Plans We Made is a long comic about my teenage years spent in the suburbs of South East England in the late 1990s. It’s a quiet story, with only a handful of words, drawn in pencil in a one week sprint in winter 2014. It’s about being young, but probably about being a grown-up, too.
It’s 162 pages long, black and white inside, with a with a two colour softcover with fancy french flaps. Parties, and walking, and dawns, and traffic, and swimming in the river, and people.
The comic has been published by Uncivilized Books, home to books by Sam Alden, Sophie Yanow, MariNaomi, Gabrielle Bell and others. Printing was made possible by a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. That so many people backed it was humbling – thank you, whoever you are.
When I first saw a copy I nearly cried a bit. Jordan Shiveley and Tom Kaczynski at Uncivilized have designed the book beautifully. The paper stock feels and smells like the old Coronet editions of Peanuts I used to read when I was little, and the whole thing is somewhere between a big zine, a mini phone book to the past, and a proper grown-up book.
It’s funny to think two years ago it was just an email conversation with Jordan and now it’s a book. I’m really proud of it, while not being quite sure how it all happened.
You can pre-order a copy from me HERE.
You can pre-order from Uncivilized HERE (if you’re in the US/Canada)