We had a wonderful weekend at MCM at London's Excel centre. This was our first outing as Bog Eyed Books and it was great to see the reaction to our first book, Derek the Sheep, with lots of people laughing at the name alone!
There are also a lot more Derek's in the world than we had ever realised too!
We were lucky to ber helped by our lovely assistant Megan Haly who helped set up the stall, sell books and make lots of lovely badges!
Thank you Megan!
Our first book is a remastered reprint of Gary Northfield's Derek the sheep. Derek was the first ever creator owned comic strip to appear in the Beano, and featured in the iconic British comic for six years.
This first volume in a series of three, this book includes original strips from the first year that Derek appeared.
Reviews can be read here.
We are very excited to announce that our next book will be another masterpiece from The Phoenix!
Useleus by the marvellous Alexander Matthews and Wilbur Dawbarn will be published in Autumn 2017.
Definitely one not to be missed!
Two exciting events to let you know about!
We have a launch party for Bog Eyed Books on the 5th Ocober at 7pm at the wonderful Gosh! Comics. Come along and get all three of our amazing books signed by our comic book crew!
Then, on Saturday 7th October, come and join us for comic creating capers! We will be at Orbital Comics from 1 - 4pm (8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H). We are running this as part of The Big Draw, the campaign for drawing!
The Home of Bog-Eyed Loonies
Today is the day that BOG EYED BOOKS is officially launched into the world! Thanks to our fantastic partnership with TURNAROUND, you can order our books from all your usual bookshops, as well as your favourite online stores!
Our very own bog eyed loon, Gary Northfield is going to be at Thought Bubble THIS WEEKEND! Exciting!!!
He will be at table 213 in the Comixology Marquee. Not sure where that is? Fear not! Here's a map!
The brilliant Jim Medway and our very own Gary Northfield will be at the fantastic Lakes festival which runs from the 13 - 15th October. Don't miss your chance to come along and meet the dynamic duo, creators of Sgt Chip Charlton and Mister Woofles and Derek the Sheep.
Bog Eyed Books have been beavering away behind the scenes to find a distribution company to work with and we're very proud to announce our partnership with TURNAROUND PUBLISHING SERVICES!
Up until now, we have been very lucky to work with some very supportive independent bookshops who have soldl our wares (we love you all!). But, in our bid to take the book publishing world by storm we are now able to get our lovely books into EVERY shop around the country that'll have us! (Go on, you know you want to!)
We are excited to be attending the London Book Fair this March. This will be our first time as a publisher..... exciting!
Looking forward to meeting everyone and making new contacts. If you spot us wandering around, please come and say hello!
A great night was had by all at Gosh! Comics, celebrating the launch of Jim's amazing book.
Great to be joined by Alex Milway, Sarah McIntyre (who's photos we've pinched!) and Kenny Penman, who all came along to support us. If you missed it, fear not, we are sure to be holding other events soon.
Jim has some amazing prints from the book which are available to buy on his website.
We are extremely excited to announce that Bog Eyed Books will be publishing a Phoenix Comic's favourite "Sgt. Chip Charlton and Mister Woofles of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police" by Jim Medway, in early November 2016.
This is a real treat!